If we were to apply Murphy’s Law solely to laundry, it would probably be along the lines of: “If you want to wear it tonight, it is probably sitting in your dirty laundry.” Seriously, how many times has that exact thing happened to me? The answer is COUNTLESS.
I have (not-so) fond memories of waking up in college and realizing I literally had no clean clothes left. I then proceeded to treat our campus laundry facility like a giant “Risk” board and competed with crowds of fellow clean-laundry-deprived students to overtake as many washers as possible. (I believe my record is six at once).
Why not just simplify the whole annoying process? We’ve come up with some lazy girl tips to help you get that laundry situation under control. Well, kind of…
Get SneakyDiscreetly disperse your laundry among the hampers of your siblings / parents / roommates and cash in on their more dutiful laundry habits. Just go into stealth mode and get your stuff out of the dryer before they start folding and notice your whole wardrobe mixed in with theirs. Source: Shutterstock.com
Mix Well For Best ResultsReds, whites — don't bother wasting your time with all that separating nonsense. You were looking for a new pink shirt anyway, right? Well now you've got one! Source: Shutterstock.com
Shower UpHop right in the shower and lather up with your dirty clothes on. You get clean, the clothes get clean — a two-in-one time-saver! I mean, if you did that when you showered at the end every day, in theory you'd never have dirty clothes again! Source: Shutterstock.com
Spritz On Some FreshnessPerfume isn’t just for spritzing on your skin on when you don’t have time to take a shower. Start spraying your clothes before you get dressed. It may take a few more spritzes than you usually use to get all the fabric covered, but after all - if something doesn't smell bad, can it REALLY be dirty? Nah, we don't think so either. Source: Shutterstock.com
It's Their Problem, Not Yours!If the smell of your dirty sweatshirt doesn’t bother you, why should you have to do laundry just to please other people? Still, be courteous and offer nose plugs for them to wear in your presence. They’ll be happy, and you can put off laundry for a while! Source: Shutterstock.com
Shop Instead Of WashRarely do you need an excuse to go shopping, but instead of doing laundry, just buy some new outfits whenever you're running low on clean clothes. It's a best of both worlds! Source: Shutterstock.com
Give Your Wardrobe The Vacuum TreatmentYou don't wash your carpets every day when a quick vacuum once in a while will do, right? Just give your dirty laundry a quick once over with the vacuum cleaner and it should be as good as clean. Source: Shutterstock.com
Ironing By The BookUgh, ironing is such a pain. Instead of dealing with all of that business, just toss that shirt you want to wear tomorrow on a chair and drop your big stack of textbooks on it. That'll probably flatten out any wrinkles by the morning, right? Source: Shutterstock.com
Get Creative With StainsSpilled some coffee on your shirt? You don't need to get that washed right away. It's kind of like tie-dye now! The more stains, the more interesting your "DIY" shirt will be, and if you washed it, you would ruin it! Throw all your "neat eating" manners out the window, and start getting messy. You aren't doing your laundry for the sake of fashion! Source: Shutterstock.com
Rev Up The Speed Of DryingDryers take too long. See how this car fashioned this flag to their window? Make your own laundry flag! If that sweatshirt you want to wear is still damp from the wash, just fashion it as a flag before you you head off to school. It's like drying on a clothesline multiplied by 40 m.p.h. It may have more of an exhaust smell than a fresh line-dry scent, but hey, you just wanted it dry. Source: Shutterstock.com
Do you know how to do your laundry or does someone else do it for you? What laundry how-to tips do you have? Do you enjoy doing laundry or do you consider it an awful chore? How often do you usually do your laundry? Tell us in the comments.