6 Laundry Habits to Make Your Life Easier!

February 28, 2024

Laundry habits may not necessarily be a topic of interest for many of us; but we do laundry at least once a week out of compulsion, and of course for reasons of hygiene. Nobody likes doing laundry; you will not find someone tagging themselves as a ‘laundry enthusiast’ on their Instagram profile in real life!

Before diving deep into extensive laundry habits, let us make a note of how often you should various types of clothes.

Jeans After 4-5 wears
T-shirt/ Shirts After every wear
Dress / Pants / Skirts After 3-4 wears
Yoga pants After every wear
Pyjamas / Nightwear After 2-3 wears
Jackets Once a year
Underwear / Socks After every wear

Let’s be honest. Our plans for weekends largely revolve around the big laundry basket with clothes piled up in a corner of the bedroom. More often, laundry eats up most part of a Saturday or Sunday. That’s why we thought of sharing the best laundry habits you could incorporate to make life easier.

Best Laundry Habits

Do it in small batches

The sight of a big basket of laundry is enough to drain your energy off. One of the best laundry habits we can think of is not to let the dirty clothes pile up. Wash clothes in small batches; while you are making a cup of tea, cooking dinner after work or even watching your favourite Netflix show. Let the washing machine run the preset washing cycle simultaneously. Stealing a few minutes from your busy schedule each day is a smart way to get your laundry done without feeling the pressure.

Spot clean as you go

If you stain clothes during a party or when kids play around the house, you should apply a stain remover as soon as possible and leave it for washing when you have an immediate chance. If you allow it to settle, you will end up rubbing and washing clothes for hours before you can remove the stubborn stains off. The earlier you take action, the easier it will be - another best laundry habit you must never fail to follow.

Master washing machine settings

Make use of ‘timer’ or cycle length in your washing machine. For less soiled or delicate clothes, use ‘Quick Wash’. It will wash clothes in less than an hour depending on the washing machine. We also recommend smart hand-wash techniques for delicate clothes to save time and energy. You may use a longer washing cycle for heavy and stained fabrics only, and thus save your valuable time. Spinning the clothes twice in the washing machine will help drain the excess water off the clothes. Thus, you can hang it up straight out of the machine.

Delegate extra load

Leave heavy fabrics like sheets and towels for the weekend. During weekends, when your partner and kids are at home, share laundry tasks with them to reduce effort and time taken to complete it. It is also a great way to get your children to help you with household chores, thus nurturing them to understand the nuances of home care from a young age.

Use professional laundry service

The best way to save time on laundry is to use a professional laundry service provider like Sendhelper, the premier laundry service in Singapore. You can request for a complete contactless laundry service experience now. Moreover, pick-up and delivery is free of charge islandwide. Book a service now using the app or website.

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