- Whenever the laundry basket was full, you have to sort out the different loads.
If you do all your laundry whenever the laundry basket is full, invariably you end up
- A few overstuffed loads (which won't clean your clothes as well)
- A few loads that are only half full (wasting water and detergent).
- If I didn't do laundry on a set date, I would forget until it was too late and would, without a doubt, run out of the all important socks and underwear at the most inopportune moment.
Step 1: Sorting your Laundry
- Pants / Slacks
- Blacks / Dark Colors
- Brights / Whites
Soon, I discovered that if I just put the dirty clothes directly in the drawer for that load instead of in the pile of random laundry, I saved time and floor-space in my bedroom! So I continued on and picked up the habit of putting my dirty laundry into drawers for the individual loads.
When we moved into The Bungalow, I brought several of my plastic stackable drawers and made 2 stacks, four drawers high, for me and my husband to sort our dirty clothes into. Whenever we pick up our dirty clothes, we just automatically sort them into the individual drawer for that load. It is a lot easier to sort as you go rather than all at once.