When my husband and I got our very first apartment, we had a basic washing machine and dryer. We pretty much loaded the machine, turned the dial to the start position and pulled the knob.
Our laundry room was so tiny, only one of us could do laundry at a time. There was literally no room to do anything but bring clothes in and out. Since then, we've expanded our family and moved into our first home with a family-size laundry room. We do 10 to 15 loads per week, so if we can do that much laundry and enjoy it, our tips may be worth checking out.
1. Create a laundry system
Our laundry system is built around organizing the flow of laundry, how many days laundry will be done and who's responsible for what.
Laundry wash/dry days:
My husband does laundry five to six days a week. At one point, he did almost no laundry — but since buying a washer and dryer with optimal design and multiple wash/dry cycles, he's taken over the laundry.
The features on these newer washers and dryers make it easier for him to load, unload and transfer laundry from machine to machine.
The type of washer and dryer you own has a lot to do with whether laundry time is fun for your family or a chore. It's an investment — but it should also be looked at as a family helper. When I buy appliances, I expect them to lighten my workload or eliminate work for me.