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5 Tips for Streamlining Your Laundry Routine


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Fold and Hang Clothes Immediately
Folding laundry right after drying will cut down on ironing. Let your kids help too.
Folding laundry right after drying will cut down on ironing. Let your kids help too.
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Reduce wrinkles in your freshly laundered duds by folding and hanging clothes right out of the dryer. Letting them sit in the dryer, or piled in a laundry basket or on a bed, leaves time for wrinkles to develop. Then you have to iron, and nobody wants to do that if they don't have to.

Make it easier to hang clothes immediately by keeping empty hangers in the laundry room for quick access. If you have the space, it's also helpful to have a dedicated folding area so you can quickly fold items while they're still warm and wrinkle-free.

Most dryers these days have a buzzer to let you know when your clothes are dry. Once you hear it, start folding!


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