Become your own efficiency expert with these easy life hacks that leave you with time to spare. With simple adjustments to your routine, you'll get through your to-dos and find free time for family, friends and you.
How to Do Less Laundry
If you feel like you spend your life doing laundry, you're not that far off. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates that, on average, a family cycles through almost 400 loads a year. Chances are you can go longer between washings. Unless jeans, trousers and skirts are smelly or visibly soiled, they can be worn up to five times before cleaning. You can get four wears out of PJs and two or three out of tops, dresses, bras and camisoles. Launder T-shirts and tank tops after every wear, and sheets and towels weekly. Organize loads by family members—put kids' stuff in one and parents' in another—to save time when sorting and folding.
You'll save: 20 minutes per week if you eliminate one load