In theory, laundry is pretty simple task.
Separate the darks from the lights, delicates from the towels.
Put a load in the washing machine.
Turn it on.
Forget about it.
Transfer to the dryer.
Wait a couple of days. Oh wait, you probably don’t do that last step!
Or maybe you do. Why? Because up to this point, doing laundry isn’t that difficult. But when the machines are finished working their magic, we have to put a little effort in to finish the job. Why oh WHY is folding clothes and hanging them up such a chore?
Well, I have a theory about this.
How many times have you started to fold a load of laundry but got frustrated because everything was inside out? What could be a 5 minute job takes 10 minutes because you have to do double the work. Granted, turning a piece of clothing right side out only takes a few seconds, but multiply that by an entire basket and it adds up.
But we can simplify laundry folding with one easy step: Turn clothes right side out BEFORE washing and BEFORE putting in the clothes hamper. Then, teach your family to do the same!
With the exception of delicate or expensive clothing, there are so many items that can be easily washed right side out: socks, t-shirts/undershirts, and especially children’s clothing. Those few extra seconds spread throughout the week make for a easier, simpler laundry folding routine.
What tips do you have for simplifying your laundry routine?