Gather it all up
* Give kids an incentive to pick up their clothes with a hamper that turns putting away dirty laundry into a game. Basketball
Laundry Shoot, $17; at Wal-Mart.
* Instead of awkwardly lugging a big plastic basket or hamper up and down stairs, use a canvas one that has loop handles, making it easier and more comfortable to carry. Crunch Oval Laundry Basket, $15; at The Container Store.
Sort and fold it
* Organize your laundry room and make it easier to sort and fold―get an all-in-one table that has washable canvas sorter bags
and a lift-up surface for folding clothes. Whitmor folding/sorting table, $58; at Lowe's.
Get rid of wrinkles in clothes that were left in the dryer too long. Just throw in a damp towel and run the load again for
10 to 15 minutes on a warm setting.
Solve your laundry problems:Tackle stains, fight fuzz and fold like a pro.
Zap stains: This futuristic-looking device removes stains with sound waves and a special cleaning fluid. Tide Buzz ultrasonic
stain remover, $29; at Wal-Mart.
Get rid of lint: Toss a few Velcro-like lint balls into your washer to trap lint and hair, prevent drain clogs and dissolve stains. Reusable lint balls, $6 for a set of 12; at www.mileskimball.com.
Fold perfectly: Keep drawers and closets neat and tidy by making sure that all of your clothing is folded and stored properly. Flip Fold Laundry Folder, $10; at The Container Store.