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.

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