Lost socks, ruined tops and loads and loads of laundry that pile up. Feeling overwhelmed? We’re here to help with a handful of practical tips to make sure laundry doesn’t take over your life!

1.Help Your Kids Remember Where Their Clothes Belong With DIY Stickers

Print out this template and create cute DIY stickers to label your kid’s furniture. Now, they have no excuse for not handling this most basic chore. Speaking of kids…

2. Use The Dot System To Organize Kids’ Clothes

Whether it’s matching outfit gifts from Grandma or a hand-me-down from older siblings, there will be times when you’re confused as to what belongs to who. Whip out a permanent marker and try this: draw one dot on everything belonging to the oldest, two dots for the next oldest, and so on. Once an item gets passed down, you simply add a dot. Boom.

3. Say Goodbye To Lonely Socks

Whether it’s matching outfit gifts from Grandma or a hand-me-down from older siblings, there will be times when you’re confused as to what belongs to who. Whip out a permanent marker and try this: draw one dot on everything belonging to the oldest, two dots for the next oldest, and so on. Once an item gets passed down, you simply add a dot. Boom.

4. Save The Ironing

In our book, if it’s not a dress shirt, why press it? Toss in the dryer with a damp dryer sheet on the “dewrinkle cycle” for about 20 mins and voila!

5. Write Directions On The Machines With Dry-Erase Markers

This is the laundry version of leaving a note on the fridge. You can enlist everyone and tell them when it’s time to switch loads, what needs to air dry or which items may need special attention.

6. Unshrink Clothes Using Conditioner

Soak your shrunk, washed garments in lukewarm water with ordinary hair conditioner for 15 minutes. Rinse the conditioner for 5 minutes, then wring the residual water out. Stretch the garments and allow them to air dry.

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6 Laundry Hacks For Life

If you’ve ever wondered how to unshrink your clothes, stop losing socks, or how to avoid wrinkles in your clothes, you’re not alone. At Sears Hometown Stores we’ll teach you all you need to know about doing your laundry right, and even give you laundry hacks and tips to go above and beyond. At Sears Hometown Stores we do more than just provide you with a great selection of quality laundry machines for your home; we provide you with the knowledge to do laundry right.

In the “6 Hacks To Step Your Laundry Game Up” you’ll learn laundry hacks that will change the way you do laundry forever. Never lose a sock again by keeping socks together in the laundry with a sock laundry bag. Help your kids learn where clothes belong, with easily printable laundry stickers. Even prevent wrinkles in your clothes and nice shirts by using damp wrinkle free dryer sheets and setting your machine to the dewrinkle cycle.

Sears Hometown Stores has plenty more laundry life hacks to better the way you do laundry too. Read our other great blogs, including the “Washer Overview & Top Tips“, the “Stain Removal Guide“, and “Decoding Clothing Care Symbols“. You’ll be amazed and what you can do with a laundry machine, so learn more today!