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3 Ways to Save Time While Doing Laundry

Laundry can take up a huge amount of time if you don’t do these things to save time. It is kind of like that guy in the office who doesn’t understand subtle hints and keeps talking to you, wasting your time for what feels like forever. You want him to go away, you tell him you are busy and need to get back to work, and he just keeps on talking. That guy is just like laundry. How can a person save themselves from a situation like that? Learn these 3 steps to saving time while doing your laundry. Sorry, can’t help with the non-stop talking co-worker.

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Washing laundry takes time. There is no way around that other than having a service do your laundry for you. While that may save you time, it will also cost you quite a bit of money. 

1. Presort laundry to save time

Presorting your laundry will save you a lot of time. If you have kids in the house, set up a couple laundry baskets or hampers and mark 1 for lights and 1 for darks. That will make the process so much quicker. Then you just have to take the laundry and put it straight in.

2. Choose the fastest setting possible

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Wouldn’t it be nice if you could run a load of laundry through the washer in 10 minutes? That would save a huge amount of time. Until then, why not run laundry on the express setting. Unless, of course, it needs to go on a delicate cycle. Anything else can go in an express cycle set to the warmest water possible for the type of clothes.

3. Don’t overload the washer to try to save time

One of the worst things you can do if trying to save time is overfilling the washer. This isn’t going to speed anything up. In fact, it will make the clothes washed come out dirty and poorly rinsed. After the load is done, you will have to dry it far longer than normal. The clothes will be wetter and heavier than they should be, causing the washer and the dryer undo stress on their motors. Smaller loads will both wash and dry faster, saving you time.