7 ways to make laundry lesser, easier & faster

Of all the household chores, laundry is among our least favourite (we even expressed our disdain in our first Bitstrip comic). Even with the existence of washing machine, the work load seems like a Herculean task. Overtime, we have devised some ways to make laundry lesser, easier and faster.


The idea
Our goal is to make laundry as infrequent as possible. When we have to do it, we want to make sure that it’s fast and fuss-free. Here are some tricks that might work for you:


1. Wear your clothes more than once
When doing the laundry was not our job, we never gave a second thought on dumping something we’ve worn into the laundry basket. But do you really need to wash the dress you wore for only two hours? If you wear a piece of clothing to a clean environment for a short period of time, consider wearing it again.


2. Wear jeans
Do you know the company of the inventor of jeans, Levis Strauss said “The less you wash your jeans, the better your jeans become”? (source). So invest in a pair of flattering jeans that you can wear more than once.

3. Have more clothes
Have enough clothes and undergarment so that you don’t have to do the laundry because you have nothing clean to wear. This way, you don’t have to wash your clothes so often. Besides, you wouldn’t mind having a few extra cute pairs in your wardrobe. Check out these La Senza’s holiday collection.

La Senza Malaysia


4. Have separate laundry basket
Separating clothing to wash is a time-waster. Instead of picking white clothes from coloured ones, have them in two laundry basket. When the basket is full, you can just chuck them all into the washing machine.

5. Invest in a washing machine with dryer
If you don’t have one already, invest in a washing machine with a dryer such as Hitachi’s washer and dryer.

6. Let a machine ‘hand-wash’ delicate garments
To extend the life of undergarments, it’s better to hand-wash them. However, it’s very time consuming to be washing each and every piece. Well, you don’t have to if you have this washer made for ladies wear.
Firenzzi Hygienic Washer RM 419

7. Send to the professionals
Lastly,  if you really hate washing so much and  you have too many other things on your plate, send it to the professionals. While it might not be economical to do it all the time, but it’s good to know it is an option.


Do you have any other tips to make laundry easier? Please share with us!

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