Materials and Tools:
label maker and labels
large, colored plastic paper clamps
power drill with wood bit
paint or stain
Train your family to sort clothes into different hampers.
Label hampers "Darks," "Lights," "Cottons," etc., and train your family to put different colors and fabrics into the proper hampers.
Have special place for stained items. Those needing immediate attention can be hung on the wall with brightly colored clamps.
If the laundry room is on the lower floor, install a laundry chute. A laundry chute uses gravity to carry dirty clothes to a downstairs laundry room.
For safety, make the chute at least 42 inches tall and attach it securely to the floor and the wall.
Choose time-saving washing products, such as detergents with fabric softener, which can cut down on wrinkles.
Taking shirts and pants out of the dryer when they're slightly damp can cut down on wrinkles and ironing.
Double rods at different heights make putting away clean clothes faster and easier, and they will double the space in your closet.
Hang shirts on hangers broad enough to support shoulders; pants can be clipped upside-down onto hangers to prevent leg creases.