10 Laundry Hacks That Will Make Weekly Chores Easier

As a mom who recently welcomed a newborn, household chores that used to be manageable has become “extra” chaotic. I mean, there’s a reason why it is called a “chore” in the very first place. I don’t know a single person who would claim that they LOVE knocking down every single household chore on their list. It is inevitable that there is at least one that you dread taking care of. As of late, for me, that has become our laundry. Ever since Josiah outgrew his size one diapers (and don’t quite fit his size two perfectly), he tends to leak on his jammies and bedsheet. Better believe it when I say that his laundry alone easily piles up!

Because of the recent changes in our lifestyle, it inspired me to share my “Top 10 Laundry Hacks” to help you all manage your weekly chores –with or without piles of newborn onesies to clean up. So if you’re ready to make laundry day more efficient, check out the following …

    1. Towel Trick Dryer » Need to dry clothes faster? Throw in a dry towel in your next load, and it will help cut down the drying time for at least 15 – 20 minutes. No, it’s not magic. It simply helps absorb the moisture from all the other pile.

    I also suggest checking out LG’s TwinWash system – you get the best of both worlds. Easily wash small and large load simultaneously. Plus the fact that it is energy efficient makes it a great addition to every home. This washer and dryer can tackle any size load while giving the best cleaning performance!

    LG Twin WashPIN IT!

    2. Iron Smooth with Ice Cube » Need to skip ironing? Want to freshen up something wrinkled? Grab a dryer sheet and an ice cube then throw it along with the item that needs a touch up for about 10 minutes, and it will come out super smooth and FRESH!
    3. Crumpled Aluminum Foil » Don’t you just love those fluffy towels from hotels and spa? Make your home towels just as fluffy and absorbent by crumpling up an aluminum foil and toss it in your dryer along with your towels. You can skip the dryer sheet, and it will save you a couple of bucks too!
    4. Hairspray VS Ink » Uh-oh … found an ink stain? Don’t fret! Save that fabric by spraying it with hairspray. Saturate the ink with the spray and let it work its magic for 10 minutes. Then wash as usual.
    5. Stain VS Baking Soda & Lemon » Got sweaty shirts with armpit stains? Before considering throwing it away, revive it by applying lemon juice mixed with baking soda. Let this mixture sit for at least an hour and then proceed by washing it like usual.
    6. Snuggle Soft with Vinegar » Love to cook? If you’ve heard of the trick that a teaspoon of vinegar will help make tender baked ribs, this applies to clothing too! In fact, not only will it help soften fabrics, but it also acts like an antibacterial and gets rid of lingering odors.
    7. Chalk it Out » Accidentally drizzled grease? Grazed your clothing with lip gloss? Rub a little bit of chalk before washing, and it will help absorb the pesky issue you’re having.
    8. Maintain Colors with Salt » We’ve been there, favorite colored clothing that faded too soon. Protect vibrant colors by adding salt to your next load. Nothing special. Proceed with your usual way to wash, except this time you’ll have to add salt. The chloride in salt will help colored clothes from fading too fast.
    9. Hint of Lavender » Make your laundry smell EXTRA FRESH by adding a few drops of lavender to your rinse cycle. Aside from smelling good, it helps promote a good night sleep too! This mama truly appreciates a few extra minutes of shut-eye.
    10. Bag it and Wash it » If you have toys laying around, that can use a good cleaning, gather them together in a laundry bag and wash away. For mama’s with little boys, this trick is especially perfect for you to use with legos, mega blocks and toy figures that easily collects saliva and even food stain. Make sure you use a thick and sturdy laundry bag.

You would want to remember these ten simple laundry hacks before putting your next load. Want to kick it up a notch? Save more time AND energy with the LG Twin Wash and LG Sidekick.

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Why choose the LG Twin Wash and LG Sidekick?

This powerhouse will surely cut washing time, lets you remotely start the washer and monitor the cycle (from your smartphone) while you relax and enjoy your favorite cup of coffee or tea. To top it all, you can also monitor energy usage, download special cycles and take control of five temperature settings for a deeper clean.

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Happy washing!

The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free. While this post is sponsored, all thoughts and opinions are as always, solely my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that support AngelaRicardo.com

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  • Joanna

    I had no idea that there is a trick to make towels fluffy and soft, the same way as you find them in hotels. I do have a dryer but I almost never use it because I prefer my laundry to be air dried, for a fresher smell. But I will try the aluminum foil trick next time I wash towels.

  • kumamonjeng

    This is great information for washing laundry, I didnt know there are so many tricks that make my life so simple. I shall try some of them and see the result.

  • Christy

    That towel trick is amazing. Now you’ve said it seems so simple and obvious but I honestly never would have thought to put a dry towel in there. Sometimes I do want a quicker dry if I’m in a rush so this is perfect.

  • Emily Leary

    Thank you for sharing these laundry hacks! I never knew that hairspray will eliminate ink stains (a good thing to know)!

  • Ithfifi

    Such fabulous tips and many I had never heard of before, like the ice cube trick! How did you discover that? I will have to try it next time! Also loving the lavender tip, anything that promotes good sleeping is welcome!

  • Stacie

    Awesome tips! Laundry is my most hated part of being a mom. If I can make it easier on myself, I’m all over it!

  • Amber Myers

    Thank you for these hacks! I am so going to keep them in mind. I think I need this set too.

  • Indu

    Your pointers on the LG Twin Wash and laundry hacks is appreciated as this will help buyers like me to make up their minds for the right kind of technology. My personal favorite from your tips is the stain removal during laundry because this is a frequent problem.

  • Lisa

    I knew of the towel in the dryer trick but I always forget when I really need it. I love the idea of the ball of foil in the dryer. I’ll try that one soon.

  • Joely Smith

    Now this is one of those articles I am going to bookmark! I have only heard of a couple of these hacks before and they are all really smart! I especially love the idea of adding a few drops of lavender to my wash! Anything natural is awesome!

  • Sarah Bailey

    OK I am definitely going to have to try the towel trick! Cutting the drying time down of loads would be great!

  • Hannah denton

    Ohhh how very useful! I’m so terrible at just throwing things in the wash and not taking anything into consideration. I’ve never even thought to add a towel or to put toys in the wash….My next load is going to be the dream!! Thank you!!

  • Bella and dawn at Dear Mummy

    What great washing hacks! The crumpling up an aluminum foil sounds intriguing and we’re going to give it a try!

  • corinne & kirsty

    I am so bad at chores! I always leave them for the last minute! These tips will for sure help ahah

  • Elizabeth O

    Brilliant post I learned so many new things that I will definitely be trying!

  • Angie

    Oh my goodness, that washer and dryer set is SO gorgeous,. I wish I had them… I bought a fancy washer and dryer (or so I thought) and the dryer never worked right…

  • Jenn @ EngineerMommy

    These are great laundry hacks. I had no idea about that hairspray trick. Cant wait to put it to the test!

  • Tara

    Love all these tricks! I definitely need to try the dry towel one. I used to always add vinegar when my babies were in cloth diapers.

  • Marysa

    I could definitely use a new washer and dryer. I usually line dry my laundry, at least in the summer. My washing machine is awful – time for a new one!

  • Becky Willis

    I never knew about lemon juice and baking soda tip. I got rid of so many white t-shirts due to the yellow issue. I did not know about the chalk tip. I really enjoyed reading all 10 of your laundry hacks. Thank you! Also, that laundry duo would be a dream come true lol.

  • Amanda

    #8 is so smart. I am really tempted to try putting in some salt on my next wash. Actually I don’t think I have heard of a lot of these to be honest. I will have to show my bf these! Thank you!

  • Jay Colby

    That towel trick is so cool. This is some great hacks for laundry hacks!

  • Aduke Schulist

    I need to try that lavender tip. I love the smell of it and love the benefits of using it in my laundry!

  • Ricci

    I have’t had to shop for a washer or dryer in a long time! They are all so fancy now, these LG seem like a great set though!!

  • Kara Guppy

    I am lovely the towel trick, will give that a try!

  • Victoria Heckstall

    This is my first time hearing this. Great hacks. Will probably do this to make my laundry easier.

  • Elizabeth

    Great tips, these! Chuckled at the photo you’ve picked for this post – as if the husband and kids actually help, lol! 😉

  • Shubhada Bhide

    Oh, those towel tricks look amazing!! I can’t wait to try it. Thanks for sharing this laundry tips dear!!

  • Laura Dove

    AMAZING hacks!! The hairspray on the ink is such a good tip, I use that all the time as my kids seem to think their shirts are free game for ink!

  • Alison Rost

    These are awesome tips to make laundry day easier and hassle free. I think that twin washer is a dream come true! Imagine how much more convenient doing the laundry will be when you have that at home!

  • Rhian Westbury

    Wow I never knew the towel dryer hack, that’s so clever and makes so much sense x

  • Stephanie Jeannot

    Wow! These tricks are pretty neat. I definitely hate ironing and feel like the ice cube trick is something I need to try. I love this post. thank you for sharing.

  • Monique Elise

    Wow I’m amazed by these tips! I have to try the aluminum and lavender oil!

  • Kiwi

    I would love this washer and dryer set! I need a new one with tech features like this!

  • Wanda Lopez

    I am definitely in the market for a washer/dryer combo. Ours is way too old, no energy efficiency there. Thanks for sharing this post. Will look into them!

  • Melissa Dixon

    I know my husband would enjoy any tips, it seems like he is always doing laundry. He won’t let me help but maybe he will take some tips! lol

  • anshul

    For someone like me who is living alone, these hacks sound like lifesavers. Great post.

  • Preet

    These are some really helpful hacks. Putting in a dry towel and that reduces the drying time, wish I had known these tricks before. Putting in salt to retain the bright colors, needed this 🙂 Thank you for sharing these.

  • Kc Puentespina

    I love the iron smooth hack! Let’s just say I don’t mind doing everything else except for ironing. I will definitely use this hack! ☺️

  • Nicole

    I have heard so many great things about this washer. I’m definitely going to have to look into it. Thanks for sharing!

  • Lyosha

    Oh nice! nobody likes laundry work. Thankfully we rarely get stains but lemon and soda – I;ll try it next time

  • Lisa Bristol

    I am always looking for ways to make laundry day a little easier. Thanks for the great tips. I will have to give a few a try this weekend. The best thing I did was create a sorting station in the laundry room.

  • Heather

    Laundry is my nemesis. I’m the worst about remembering to put it in the dryer. I need to try that vinegar trick for towels that spent too much time sitting around.

  • Marissa Zurfluh

    I’ve used the towel trick for quicker drying for years. Works every time and is quote handy when it needs to be dried last minute.

  • Sheena Tatum

    I absolutely love the idea of adding lavender to my laundry! Why haven’t I thought of that before?!?! Brilliant.

  • Mary JINgjing

    Oh wow very interesting hacks! I would try to throw a towel on my next load to the dryer and see if i could really reduce the required time.

  • Mayah Camara

    Thanks for sharing! So many of these things I hadn’t heard of before!

  • Jessica t

    These are some great ideas and with 5 kids plus me and hubby, we have some serious piles of laundry. I also have a huge front loader and couldn’t live without it.

  • Holly J Hood

    I love the 10 Laundry Hacks that you listed. I love adding a hint of lavender to everything and never thought about adding it to my rinse cycle. Ah I can smell it now, hmmm, take me away..

  • Lenka Dvorakova

    Hello, thank you for these tips. I enjoyed reading your article. Have a great day!

  • Dee Jackson

    These are great hacks. I currently have a washer and spin dryer and trust me they make such a difference

  • Flora_the_Sweaterist

    Wow, those machines look so professional! Thanks for sharing this tips with us, I’m gonna send the link to my mom, too. I have never paid enough attention to how we handle our laundry, but these hack would make it much better!

  • Lynndee

    Dang! I had no idea about all these laundry hacks. Where was I all this time? LOL. Such brilliant hacks. Thank you!

  • Dannii

    I never knew about the hairspray and ink trick. I am sure that will come in handy as my daughter gets older.

  • Nawdeeya

    This was a really valuable post. I dread laundry. I will definitely be trying out some of these tips you provided.

  • Nichola - Globalmouse

    I love these tips, thank you…most of all though, oh my goodness, those washing machines look amazing.

  • Hey Sharonoox

    These a great hacks! I can’t wait to try out the chalk it out and crumpled aluminium foil tips.. I love doing laundry and having a fluffy sheets will make me happy. Thanks!

  • aDA

    Totally needed this tips today! Laundry is just taking over haha.

  • Wildish Jess

    These are some awesome tips that I’ve never heard of before. I’ll have to give them a try!

  • Chelsea

    Wow, why didn’t I know about this trick. Softer and fluffier towels here I come. I love little home hacks like this. Comforts are the best!

  • Super Busy Mum

    Firstly, great tips! Secondly, I need that washing machine IN my life! haha!

  • lynnette joselly

    Salt? Ice cubes? All these tricks are new to me, thank you for sharing!

  • Becca Talbot

    I am loving the look and sound of this washer and dryer combo! I am in the market for a new washing machine, but sadly my kitchen isn’t big enough for one like this 🙁 x

  • emma white

    With 6 kids any laundry tips are helpful and I am going to try out a few you have listed here