We all dread doing laundry, but we know it is a chore that has to be done. These laundry room hacks will save you time, money, and keep your clothes looking new.
If you are frugal, you probably want you to put your money toward other more important things than clothes. There is a huge difference between clothes you need vs. clothes you want.
Trust me, I would love to drop money on new clothes every month. I feel like I wear the same thing every week. However, because we prioritize travel or materialistic goods that I would rather put $50 into a travel budget than a new pair of jeans.
This article will help you save your clothes in order to save your wallet.
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1. The Ultimate Fabric Care Cheat Sheet
Found on The Style Canvas
This fabric care graphic is essential to look back on when dealing with different fabrics. Most of the fabrics that we wear are cotton. When you do buy new clothes make sure you look at the tag. There would be nothing worse than buying a new dress and reading the tag that it is dry cleaned only. Make sure you know how to properly wash and dry all of your clothes.
2. Step-by-Step Guide To Laundry
Found on Moritz Fine Designs
I was raised to sort my laundry into the three categories of whites, colors, and darks. Step one, check! Now step two and three, Kelan and I disagree on this step. Kelan would completely agree with the above infographic chart. I, on the other hand, think the water should be running and then add the detergent to the tub. This way the laundry detergent gets diluted into the water and not into the clothes. Please help us with this disagreement below!
3. Easy Dryer Hacks
Found on Sears Home Services
These three really work! I have tested them. One day I was in a hurry and I needed a shirt that I forgot to iron. It was so wrinkly. I did some research on Pinterest and came across this infographic. I took my shirt and threw it in the dryer with some ice cubes as I got ready. It was perfect timing when I was finished and my shirt was wrinkle free.
4. Sort Your Laundry The Easy Way
Found on Stay At Home Mum
There are some great laundry hack reminders here. I always try to wash my jeans separate. In addition, I always wash my sheet and bedding by themselves. Remember to put the water on the hottest temperature for bedding. For delicates and lingerie, no one has time to hand wash. On Amazon, I purchased Mesh Laundry Bags for this specific cleaning reason. They are also great for travel with delicates and bathing suits!
5. How To Wash Fabrics That Shrink
Found on She Knows
I love how this infographic has grandma’s tips! Grandma always has great tidbits of information to share that you cannot find anywhere else. I HATE when clothes shrink. You spend money on them and for them to become smaller over time is the worst. Be preventative and know what makes your clothes shrink based on the material.
6. Laundry Guide For kids
Found on Moritz Fine Designs
Always a good refresher to visually see water temperature compared to what type of laundry your washing. Kelan and I like to be savvy when it comes to laundry and wash most items on cold. However, there are a lot of items that we will wash in hot water in order to maintain there life and cleanliness.
7. Removing Laundry Stains 101
Found on She Knows
As our family grows, we are going to have to reference this infographic a lot more frequently than I need to now. Luckily, Kelan and I are able to get through our days with very minimal stains. Nothing a tide stick in my desk can’t quickly take out. With having kids, stains are going to be inevitable and knowing how to treat them will save their clothes and your money.
8. How Often Should You Wash Them
Found on Business Insider
WOW! I never knew I was washing some clothing items more often then I needed too. Where was this list when I was learning about laundry? At least I know now! I will be able to save money by not washing as many clothes for every load.
9. Laundry Check List
Found on I Should Be Mopping The Floor
This laundry room hacks infographic is perfect to share with younger teens learning how to do laundry. Print it out, laminate it and place it on the wall in your laundry room. As they are learning, they can reference the checklist as they go through the process.
10. Get To Know These Laundry Symbols
Found on Clean Mama
I look at my tags for my clothes and there are some symbols I have no idea what any of them mean. This cheat sheet is perfect to help you know how to properly take care of your clothes. In order to not ruin your clothes, make sure you spend time knowing how to clean it properly.
I hope these laundry room hacks will help you going forward with how to clean and maintain the life of your clothes. You want to stretch your clothes out as long as possible. We like to stretch our clothes out more than we would like to admit, but we are able to put our money where it matters instead. Our Pockets!