25 Ideas And Hacks That Might Make Laundry Days A Bit More Tolerable

Posted by , Updated on March 29, 2015

As a person who hates doing laundry, I’ve become an expert at making laundry as easy as possible. So, because I happen to be a good person, I would like to share these 25 ideas and hacks that might just make your laundry days a bit more tolerable (and possibly even fun).


Flip a wire shelf over and install it at an angle as a place to keep your storage bins.

wire shelf

To utilize the sanitizing effects of sunlight, you can always use your window blinds as a drying rack. Your clothes will dry faster.

window blinds as a drying rack

If your towels are old and not as soft as they used to be, use vinegar and baking soda instead of detergent. You won’t believe the results.


If you want to prevent the colors of your clothes from fading, you should start tossing your clothes in the wash with a teaspoon of salt. This way you will keep your bright clothes even brighter and prevent the usual color bleeding on the first wash.

teaspoon of salt

Keep your sweaters in shape by drying them flat instead of on a hanger. Clothes that easily stretch out, like sweaters, for example, should always be laid on a hanging rack or any flat surface.


If possible buy one or two of those ingenious sneaker dryer bags and you will be more than happy.

sneaker dryer bags

It might sound cheesy but if you want to cut clothes drying time in half you can use a salad spinner to remove excess water from clothes you don’t want to put in the dryer. How’s that for creative?


Put your laundry detergents in pretty beverage dispensers. Why? Everybody loves a little elegance and luxury even when it comes to the simplest things in life.

pretty bottles

Consider using pre-divided hampers and baskets. This way the laundry comes presorted as long as people follow the rules, of course.

pre-divided hampers and baskets

Paint or even do graffiti on your washer and dryer to make them look more artistic or urban.

painted washer

Loose socks can be an issue while doing laundry. Keep track of them by creating a loose sock board near your washing machine.

Lost shocks

If you’re bored but creative and have time on your hands you can always do something unique that will make laundry a pleasant adventure. So what would you say if we advised you to hang a ladder from the ceiling?


In case you live with your family or friends and you’re tired of doing their laundry, force them to do it. Install labeled baskets with their names on it so they can pick up their own laundry.

labeled baskets

Keep a pocket find container near your washing machine to keep all that lose change and money regularly found inside pockets.

jar for pocket finds

Hang a rack over the door to keep all your cleaning and laundry supplies. This way you will be more organized and will get what you need fast.

hanging rack

Install a foldout ironing board. Trust us; it will make your life so much easier.

foldout ironing board

If you can’t afford to buy a foldout ironing board though, just get a cheap folding table. They’re even more awesome and space saving when they’re above the washer and dryer.

folding table

Build your own fold-down drying rack; an amazing space-saving tactic that really works.

fold-down drying rack

Keep a dry-erase marker to note clothes inside the washer that shouldn’t be dried. It really helps if you have a weak memory.

dry-erase marker

Save time and energy by throwing a dry towel into your dryer with your wet laundry. This will reduce moisture in the dryer and speed up the whole process. And yep, we tried it and it really works.

dry towel

Ditch the chemicals and DIY your own detergent or if you prefer, you can make your own laundry detergent tabs.

detergent tabs

Your clothes can’t be clean if your machine isn’t. So be sure to clean your washing machine regularly.

clean washing machine

Print out a list of all your laundry hacks, frame it, and hang the cheat sheet on the wall near where you do your laundry.

laundry cheat sheet

It’s not like a laundry room will ever be the cleanest room in the house but you can always add a backsplash for easier cleaning.


Unshrinking clothes can be a real pain but it doesn't have to be. Just soak the shrunken piece of clothing in lukewarm water and baby shampoo, work through to relax the fibers, and gently stretch.

baby shampoo

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