How to Speed Up Laundry Day

May 02, 2021

Laundry always seems to take too long. Each step — sort, wash, dry, and fold — takes time.  There are ways to simplify and speed up the process.

Sort Ahead of Time

Don’t wait until laundry day to sort. Use separate baskets and put your jeans or shirts in the right basket at the end of each day.  Sort by fabric not just color — one thick, heavy item can slow down the drying cycle a lot. Try using a three basket system to separate by weight as well as color.

Better safe than sorry. For clothes that are labeled “hand wash only” put them into a separate pile for hand washing. If the label says, “dry clean only,” believe it and place it in a bag to take to the dry cleaner. If you don’t want to deal with these hassles, avoid buying these “hand wash” and “dry clean only” items!

Women doing laundryTreat Stains Immediately

Treat stains when they’re fresh. If you’ve already tackled the stain, you’ll be ready to go on laundry day and your clothes will come out cleaner. Utopia Cleaners offers a guide to stain removal with tips to remove different kinds of stains.

Manage Those Socks

Matching socks (and looking for that lost sock that ended up embedded in your sweatshirt or stuck to the side of the dryer) uses up a lot of time.  Try washing all socks together in one of those mesh “delicates” bags.  Clipping each pair together when you put them in the hamper works too.

Know Your Washer and Dryer

Know how long it takes your washer to complete a wash cycle and how much time the dryer needs to dry a full load so you can coordinate washing and drying with less waiting. Does your washer have a “Quick Wash” setting? Use it. Cleaning your dryer regularly can make it more efficient too.

Use a Wash Dry Fold Laundry Service

Still finding laundry day too much of a slog? No amount of laundry tips can make it easier or more fun when you need to be doing something else. Save time by dropping your laundry off at Utopia Cleaners and for added efficiency, sign up for our free laundry pickup and delivery service. We will pick up your laundry from your home or office, clean them and deliver them back in two business days. You will automatically become our VIP Rewards Club Member and get $5 off coupon for every $100 spent. Schedule a laundry pickup today!