two twenty-one, back to share another one of her favorite organizing tips! Today, she is chatting about how to give your laundry a little love!
Hey, IHeart readers! Today I'm sharing some laundry drying tips that
have saved me time, money... and some tears.
I don't know about you, but I've been known to shrink some pieces of
clothing. I would put the clothing in the washer, get busy doing
something else, and when the washer would beep I would automatically put all
the clothes in the drying, forgetting about my clothes that needed to be line
dried or laid flat to dry. I knew I had to do something when my favorite
cardigan met its shrunken demise. May it rest in peace.
The first thing I did involved making a drying printable organizer to keep
in my laundry binder. I created two sections-- line dry and lay flat.
Then, I listed my clothing items in the appropriate columns. That
way I'm not fumbling to find the tag every time I wash one of the items.
The printable has helped me organize how each piece of clothing should be
dried. But I needed something else to remind me when I would wash the
line dry and lay flat items so I wouldn't put these items in the dryer.
Enter the lingerie bag.
Whenever I wash a piece of clothing that requires special drying, I put it
in a lingerie bag (less than $1 at Walmart). That way, when I take the
clothes from the washer and put them in the dryer, I know the clothes in the
lingerie bags need to be line dried or laid flat to dry.
I cannot tell you how much this system has helped me. Yeah, I had to
spend a little money on the lingerie bags, but I've had a full return on my
invest because I haven't shrunk a piece of clothing since implementing this
I hope you find these tips helpful in my attempt to eliminate clothing
shrinkage one cardigan at a time. You can download the drying organizer
here to help in your crusade.
If you don't have a laundry binder and don't intend on making one, you can
frame the laundry drying organizer, and write on the glass of the frame with a
dry erase marker.
What do you think of this system? Do you think it would help you in
the prevention of clothing shrinkage? Do you have a different system for
organizing your clothing that requires special drying?
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