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How to Make Laundry Faster & Easier To Do!

Updated: Apr 16

Most people think of April 15th as TAX Day. But did you know that April 15th is also National Laundry Day? You might be asking yourself, "Why is there a "National Day" designated to Laundry? Is it really necessary? Well, one reason I can think of is that it creates an opportunity for us to review our laundry habits, and possibly learn new strategies to make the task of doing laundry a lot faster and easier to do.

Did you know?...

The average American family does 8–10 loads of laundry each week. Depending on the size of those loads, doing the laundry takes (on average) 3 hours to complete each week.

That means the average American family is spending 6.5 DAYS each year just doing laundry!!!

To ease the sting of that little revelation...


  • If you washed and dried one load of laundry EVERY DAY for the next 44 YEARS, you'd clean as much as the folks at Walt Disney World do in a SINGLE DAY.

So Here are Some Simple Tips for Getting the Laundry Done Faster & Easier

  1. Make it fun: Put on some music, a podcast, or a TV show while you're folding laundry.

  2. Enlist help: Folding laundry doesn't have to be a one-person job. Many hands make light work. Children as young as 5 are capable of sorting clothes into simple categories. Children 5-7 years of age can run clean laundry back into the rooms they belong in. Children as young as 7 are capable of folding towels, and with the aid of folding boards (as seen below), they can even fold t-shirts and pants!

  3. Lose your inner perfectionist. Done is better than perfect. No one will be coming into your home to inspect/judge your folding technique.

  4. Create a routine that works best for you. It should be something that can realistically fit into your schedule. Laundry is one of those tasks that leaves pockets of time open during their running cycles. You could schedule your laundry time when you're normally doing other chores around the house. That way, you can get your chores and the laundry done all in one go.

  5. Use alarms to keep you on track. How many of us leave our laundry in the dryer for days because we forgot about them? Simply set the alarm on your phone to make sure you don't forget.

Other Common Laundry Questions...

How often should you wash pants?

Dress pants/slacks: after 2-3 wearings.

Jeans: after 4-5 wearings.

How often should you wash bedding?

It will depend on how many people are sleeping in the bed, or whether pets are allowed on the bed. But basically...

Pillow cases: Every week

Sheets: Every 1-2 weeks (can be a bit longer if you routinely shower before bed each night)

Comforters: Once a week if you don't use a top sheet, or once a month if you do.

Here are some of my FAVORITE Amazon Products that really help make the task of doing your laundry faster and easier to do. Hopefully they can help you too!

Folding Boards

  • Super fun, fast and easy to use.

  • Clothes are neatly & uniformly folded

  • Kids can easily use these boards.

If you want to add a little fun,

buy 2 of them and let the kiddos compete to see who's the fastest folder.

Instant Clothing Rack

  • Mounts Over-the-Door or to the wall.

  • Minimal assembly required.

  • Super discreet once folded.

  • Can hold up to 60 lbs.

  • Fits about 10 shirts on the 12" rod.

Sorting Hamper with Folding/Ironing Board

  • 3 removable sorter bags.

  • Covered foam top for folding/ironing.

  • Easy assembly with no tools.

  • Commercial grade swivel wheels.

  • Two wheels lock for added stability.

Laundry Guard

  • Keeps clothes from falling behind the Machines

  • Adapts to a single machine or a set of two.

  • Simple to use and sets up easily.

  • Compatible with nearly all front-loading washers and dryers

To see even more AWESOME Amazon products that can help you make the task of doing your laundry faster and easier, simply click on the photo below to check out my

"Laundry Products" shop page!

"National Laundry Day" may only come once a year, but the benefits of a well-organized laundry routine can last a lifetime. So as National Laundry Day comes to a close, let's keep the momentum going! Don't let those pesky laundry woes linger! Please take a moment to leave a comment and share any of your struggles or top tips, tricks, and strategies for tackling your laundry. We all have laundry to do, so let's help each other out!


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Bill Miller
Bill Miller

Great post! The only trouble I have with alarms is 1) I'll accidentally hit snooze, and then 2) forget why I set the alarm in the first place. Haha.


Lol 😂 I can totally relate on hitting that snooze button.

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