Your Laundry Room
Ten Tips to Help with Doing Laundry
- Make sure you have adequate lighting for reading dials, sorting clothes, and other tasks in your laundry room.
- Mark the settings you use the most on your washer and dryer with bump dots or a 3D pen (also known as a Hi-Mark pen). See the labeling section.
- To measure laundry detergent, most liquid detergents have a cap that, when filled, has the proper amount to do a full load; by the same token, half a cap is usually used for half a load. You can also use a cup that has tactile or large print markings.
- Put a rubber band, large print, or tactile label on the detergent bottle to distinguish it from other cleaning products.
- Consider applying slip-resistant surfacing to flooring that might become slippery when wet.
- When purchasing new clothing, choose distinctive features such as buttons, trim, lapels, etc., which can help you identify the item by touch.
- Hang matching tops and bottoms on the same hanger as you remove them from the dryer.
- Have a hook or rod nearby to hang clothes on when removing them from the dryer.
- You can pin your socks before washing them or keep them together with a sock lock (also known as a sock tuck).
- Dirty laundry can be placed in two different baskets, one for dark and one for light, to make laundry day easier.
Tips to Help with Laundry and Laundromats can help with more about laundry tasks.