Most families accumulate a lot of laundry throughout the week. Since we all have busy schedules, there may be some weeks that go by before completing the entire bulk of laundry. This is because laundry can take a lot of time and energy if not well managed. It is therefore important to re- strategize on how to deal with bulk and huge laundry to be able to save time and cost.
Here are some important tips on how to deal with bulk laundries
1) Plan for wash days
For families with more than one child, it is important to do one load of wash a day. Make a wash plan for every week such as pants for Monday, cloths for Tuesday will help to keep every family member on track and keep the laundry floor cleaner. This will also prevent late night washing and also make laundry gathering easier.
2) Re-educate you family
Not all clothes should go to the laundry basket after being worn. Talk to your family member and reeducate them about dirty laundry and when it qualifies as a dirty clothe. Encourage family members especially the kids that clothes that are not dirty can be re-worn. This will help save time and money.
3) Wholesale on suppliers
Laundry products are expensive so always look for a way to save some coins. Buying at a wholesale store is cheaper because they offer larger boxes and bottles of detergents at a reasonable price. However, if you have to buy at your local store make sure you clip coupons. When washing ensure you use washing products according to directions to avoid wasting detergent unnecessarily. This will help you save a lot of money.
4) Try air drying
A good way to save money on laundry is to protect your clothes. This is by pretreating stains and air drying clothes. Every time you use the dryer, you will use a lot of electricity to dry your clothes and also the quality of your clothes is wearing down.
5) Make laundry day a family activity
All family members should get involved in laundry. By working as a family, laundry tasks will take less time than expected. If more hands are involved, it will consume less time to load and unload the washer and the dryer, to move and carry the laundry baskets, and also to fold and hang the clothes. It will also teach kids how to be more responsible in life. Laundry day may even turn out to be a fun day.