Ah, yes, my least favorite day of the week. No, it’s not Mondays. Nope, not exam days. My least favorite day of the week by far was whatever day I had to do my laundry.
You see, it’s not the actual doing-my-laundry part I despised. Nope. It was the fact that I lived on the ninth floor of my dorm, combined with a heavy load of laundry I had to lug everywhere. Oh, and sometimes I’d forget my WisCard, or all the washers/dryers would be running.
To combat my washing woes, I had to figure out a solution to save a little time and effort. With some trial and error, I finally came up with a system that worked for me.
- Get a rolling laundry basket! This makes any college student’s life 100 times easier. Rather than lugging around a heavy, boring laundry basket, putting it on wheels is more convenient and way easier,
- Double your laundry basket as a hamper. With limited surface area in dorm closets, making the most out of a small space is pretty much a must. Using the laundry basket as a place to store your dirty clothes consolidates everything.
- Know when to do your laundry! Friday nights or during the weekdays are by far the best times to do your laundry. Weekends are usually packed, so pick a time in between classes so you’re not stuck waiting for a washer to open up.
Laundry is not a fun chore to do, but these hacks make it more manageable. Check out this video for some more adulting life hacks.