How Smart Moms Cut Down on Laundry Time

In a recent Good Housekeeping article, a variety of moms from across the United States were asked for their tips on what they do to cut down on laundry and simplify their lives

Are you tired of doing laundry all the time? Who isn’t right?

In a recent Good Housekeeping article, a variety of moms from across the United States were asked for their tips on what they do to cut down on laundry and simplify their lives

Run Small Loads Often

The experts agree: Dealing with all the weeks dirties in a single session is not the way to go. Instead, fit laundry into random spare minutes that are hiding in your daily routine.

After Hartford's kids have taken their baths, she throws in a load at night, then moves it to the dryer first thing the next morning while she’s making coffee. “You only need to find two to five minutes here and there to keep it moving, versus hours each weekend to get through everything that built up,” she says.

Utilize Your Washers Settings

“I work all week,so the last thing I want to do over the weekend is laundry, but I’m not a fan of running the machines when I’m out of the house or asleep,” says Forte.That’s why she swears by the delay start function found on most washers these days: “Set it up in the morning to start as soon as you get home. It streamlines the whole process.”

The Good Housekeeping Institute's lab pick: Miele Twin Dos Washing Machines. The front-load washing machine (a GH seal holder!) is WiFi-connected, so you canset it and monitor progress regardless of where you are. Meanwhile, the Quick Intense Wash program takes under an hour and “works really well for particularly soiled loads or when you’re in a rush,” Forte found during lab testing.

Saratova is a fan of Miele washers and dryers, too: "I always run a cool pre wash first to avoid setting stains and wash using fairly hot water,” she says. “An extra spin cycle can really help shorten drying times.”

More Ways To save Time Doing Laundry

They reconsider sorting.

Forte keeps it simple by separating only two ways: darks from lights, and lighter-weight clothes from heavier ones.She collects everything in one hamper, then divides into piles in the laundry room.

They save money by using the*exact* right amount of detergent.

Ideally, with each and every load,you’re taking into account the kinds of fabrics, amount of laundry, and degree of dirtiness you’re dealing with. So while you can try to figure out the optimal products and doses yourself each time, you could also just let the machine figure it out for you...

Miele's Twin Dos washing machine calculate show much and what type of detergent to dispense based on the cycle you’re running. You read that right: You don’t have to measure or even decide what detergents to use. Once you tell it how hard your water is, the machine determines which cleanser cartridges to use, including gentle formulas forfabrics like wool and laundry boosters including whitening agents, fabric softeners, fragrance or activewear finishing treatments.

“It takes the guesswork and the extra step of measuring out of your routine,” says Forte—not to mention cutting down on excessive detergent use by 30 percent.


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