Flip a wire shelf over and install it at an angle as a place to keep your storage bins.
To utilize the sanitizing effects of sunlight, you can always use your window blinds as a drying rack. Your clothes will dry faster.
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.
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.
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.
Consider using pre-divided hampers and baskets. This way the laundry comes presorted as long as people follow the rules, of course.
Paint or even do graffiti on your washer and dryer to make them look more artistic or urban.
Loose socks can be an issue while doing laundry. Keep track of them by creating a loose sock board near your washing machine.
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.
Keep a pocket find container near your washing machine to keep all that lose change and money regularly found inside pockets.
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.
Install a foldout ironing board. Trust us; it will make your life so much easier.
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.
Build your own fold-down drying rack; an amazing space-saving tactic that really works.
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.
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.
Ditch the chemicals and DIY your own detergent or if you prefer, you can make your own laundry detergent tabs.
Your clothes can’t be clean if your machine isn’t. So be sure to clean your washing machine regularly.
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.
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.