The Laundry System for Lazy People

I have a confession to make. I don’t like doing laundry. It’s not the washing and drying part that I dislike, its the part that comes after that. I dislike folding laundry and putting it away.  All of those little piles of clean clothes and towels have to go into different rooms and different drawers for all 5 members of my family as well as the kitchen, bathrooms and linen closet.  Laundry takes so much time! I have a laundry system that may revolutionize the way you fold and put away your laundry! I’ve been using it for a couple of years and it has made my life so much easier. I like to call it, The Laundry System for Lazy People.

It’s really not to complicated. It may take an extra step or two upfront, but like I said, it’s the last two steps of laundry that drive me crazy, so this system works for me. Laundry for Lazy people works like this: Wash a different article of clothing for the whole family each day. That way, when it comes time to fold the laundry and put it away, you only have ONE pile to put away for each person! This saves me so much time and energy! This system rotates every 7 days. Feel free to change to order of the days to make it work for you. Are you ready to learn how to do laundry like a lazy….I mean super smart, time-conscious person? Here is The Laundry System for Lazy People!

 

Day 1: Bottoms

On Day 1, go around to each bedroom and gather all of the bottoms (pants, shorts, capris, etc). Wash and dry them all together. When they are dry, fold all of the bottoms, place them in a laundry basket and put them away quickly in each room. BOOM! Done.

The Laundry System for Lazy People

Day 2: Tops

On Day 2, go around to each bedroom and gather all of the tops (t-shirts, polos, blouses, tank tops, etc.) Wash and dry all of the tops. When dry, hang or fold all of the tops and drop off one pile to each bedroom. EASY! Done.

The Laundry System for Lazy People

Day 3: Pajamas, Underwear & Socks

Day 3 is a little more involved, but really doesn’t take much more time than Day 1 or Day 2. Wash and dry all pajamas, underwear and socks together. Fold and put away. Done. (Are you seeing the pattern?)

The Laundry System for Lazy People

Day 4: Whites

On Day 4, wash and dry all of the whites. Because you are dealing with all of the whites, putting the laundry away on Day 4 will take a little longer, but not much.

The Laundry System for Lazy People

Day 5: Towels

On Day 5, wash and dry all bathroom and kitchen towels. Fold and put away.

The Laundry System for Lazy People

Day 6: Sheets

On Day 6, wash and dry all sheets and pillow cases. Have everyone make their own bed when finished.

The Laundry System for Lazy People

Day 7: Rest

On Day 7, catch up on any days you missed that week or take a break from the laundry! Consider making some Thin Mint Truffle Brownies with Whipped Ganache Frosting or Triple Chocolate Salted Caramel Cupcakes while you enjoy your non-laundry day!

The Laundry System for Lazy People

Seems pretty easy, right? Its so nice to be able to put all the laundry away in less than five minutes! This system is such a time saver for someone like me who is totally lazy when it comes to laundry. I hope The Laundry System for Lazy People can help you too!

Quick Recap:

  • Day 1: Bottoms

  • Day 2: Tops

  • Day 3: Pajamas, Underwear & Socks

  • Day 4: Whites

  • Day 5: Towels

  • Day 6: Bedding

  • Day 7: Rest

*Laundry tip:

I always start a load of laundry when I put my kids to bed. Then when I go to bed an hour or two later, I put that load in the dryer. In the morning I turn the dryer on for about 15 minutes to “refresh” that load. Then I fold and put it away. That way the laundry is done first thing in the morning!

The Laundry System for Lazy People

The Laundry System for Lazy People

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5 comments on “The Laundry System for Lazy People”

  1. I must say I might be the only one who loves doing laundry, I’ll admit I find it very relaxing…but these are great tips for those who dread the chore. Love the blog post.

  2. I despise laundry and like yourself, its the folding/putting away part and I live by myself. My clean clothes usually just occupy a section of my bedroom until all clothes have been worn again 😀

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