10 Products That Make Doing the Laundry Easier
Doing the laundry can be a drag. So make the job easier (and dare we say, even fun?) with these useful products.
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It’s common practice to clean your dryer trap between every load, but it’s not enough. Build up of lint in your dryer is a potential fire hazard, so it’s important to be thorough on your hunt to eliminate lint. Luckily this flexible 28″ dryer lint brush ($8) can reach hidden lint in all the nooks and crannies, giving you peace of mind without having to take apart your dryer.
You’ve probably heard of dryer balls, but do you know their benefits? Laundry balls like these adorable cactus laundry balls ($10) aerate and fluff your clothes, reduce wrinkles, control static and decrease the drying time. Plus, you can’t help but smile as you toss these little guys into the dryer. This is the best laundry trick for lost socks.
Separate your darks and lights easily with this handy double laundry hamper ($19). It’s functional, but also looks great thanks to the cool, modern typography labels. Plus it’s great for transporting your laundry, because the padded handles make it easy to carry heavy loads. See the laundry mistakes you didn’t know you were making.
Rolling this chic metal laundry cart ($147) around the house might actually be fun! Roll it to each room to fill it with dirty clothes, then roll it right on into the laundry room. It sure beats carrying around a boring plastic basket; and when empty, it looks beautiful displayed out in the open.
Economy-sized laundry detergent is convenient, but the push-button dispenser inevitably leaks and makes an annoying mess. This Tidy-Cup Detergent Catcher ($11) snaps right onto the spout and catches the drips. It’s one of those “why didn’t I think of that?” gadgets that you’ll want to buy for all your friends. Psst: You might be using too much laundry detergent. Here’s how to tell.
Sick of searching for the dryer sheets, and then fiddling to open the box? This dryer sheet dispenser ($8) is about to make your life a lot easier. A magnet on the bottom allows you to stick the box directly onto the side of your dryer for quick access. And the sleek design hides away that ugly dryer sheet box for a clutter-free laundry room.
Would you believe us if we told you folding the laundry can actually be fun? It’s true with this awesome folding board ($17). Simply place the article of clothing on the board, then use the flaps to create a perfectly folded garment. It’s not only fun, but the uniform folds will save space and make your closets and drawers beautifully organized.
Yep, you can wash those sweaty ball caps! Make the job much easier with this ball cap washer cage ($8). The cage preserves the shape of your cap while you wash it in a washer or the top rack of your dishwasher. We found the safest laundry detergents you can buy.
Head to the laundromat in style with this chic collapsible laundry tote ($23). It’s made of heavy duty canvas and can carry up to 30 pounds. The best part is, when not in use, it folds down completely flat. Reviewers love that it locks open, making it easy to load and unload.
A reliable stain remover is an essential laundry item to have on hand. Pick up Grandma’s Secret Spot Remover ($13 for 2), you’ll never look back. It’s safe on fabrics, biodegradable and nontoxic—and it seems to work like magic. The reviews are glowing: “I am in LOVE with this product! We’ve been using it for over a year now and have never met a stain that it couldn’t handle!”