7 Minimalist Laundry Tips To Cut Down Time & Save on Washing Clothes
I can be so lazy when it comes to doing laundry. I've been thinking it through, and I was finally able to make my laundry routine as easy as possible. Here are seven minimalist laundry routine tips I thought of to help you cut back on washing time.
1. Use a collapsible laundry bag
A collapsible laundry bag is the ultimate minimalist laundry hamper. I like them because they fold up small for storage, and they’re light and easy to carry. On top of that, they are so big that they can hold a lot of laundry, including a kimono.
2. Magnesium bags
Tip number two is to put magnesium bags in the laundry bag. Magnesium is the perfect minimalist laundry detergent. Magnesium makes water alkaline and removes dirt.
3. Don’t use detergent
Tip number three is don't use washing detergent. By not using washing detergent, you can save the trouble of constantly measuring and adding laundry detergent. All I do is toss in my magnesium bag with my laundry and press the start button.
4. Dry laundry in an empty closet space
If you dry your laundry outside or somewhere far from the closet, it will take time to move it, so I just dry it in the empty closet space. My room has an open layout, so I can dry my clothes this way. Some houses and apartments may be different, so dry your clothes the easiest way for you.
5. Don’t fold
I used to fold all my clothes carefully, but it took a long time, so I stopped. Now I just hang my clothes on hangers and organize them in my closet. It saves a lot of time in contrast to folding, and you can see everything in one organized space. Using hangers instead of folding has really helped minimize the time I spend on laundry.
6. Dry flat
I used to use clothespins, but it takes a lot of time to pin each article of clothing one at a time. That’s why now I use a flat, hanging drying net for small items such as socks and underwear. The flat drying net is great because you can just lay everything on it quickly, without much effort.
7. Don’t fold socks and underwear
I used to fold socks or underwear carefully. But socks and underwear don't take up much space even if they aren’t folded, so I don’t think it’s necessary to fold them. Now I just put them in my closet when they are done drying. If you use the same type of socks, you can put them away without worrying about pairing them.
Minimalist laundry tips
After switching to these seven minimalist methods, washing clothes is no longer a problem. These minimalist laundry routine tips save me so much time.
Do you have your own methods for minimizing the amount of time you spend on your laundry routine? I would love to hear them. Please leave a message in the comments section to let me know how you cut back time spent on laundry.
A much better idea would be to install an RV water softener in the cold water line to your washing machine. The softener would cost less than $200, install with no tools, and some can even use common table salt instead of the salt pellets used by other softeners. You will find that you can reduce the amount of detergent by at least 75%. In fact, do your first load of laundry without using ANY detergent. You will find that there's enough left in the clothing to make suds!
Some great ideas!