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    28 Things To Help You Tackle That Mountain Of Laundry

    Easy solutions that prove you can totally get it done.

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    1. A stair-climbing rolling hamper because laundry is dumb heavy and the washroom feels 10 zillion light-years away.

    A reviewer's hamper

    Promising review: "I live in a large apartment building and unfortunately my unit is not close to the laundry room at all. Having to carry my heavy laundry baskets all the way to the other side of the building really discouraged me from dealing with the growing mountain of dirty clothes I accumulated. This product is super easy to put together and rolls so smoothly! I can fit the perfect amount of clothes in them for each load and it feels very sturdy. Easily the best purchase I’ve made this year!" —Tina Armstrong

    Get it from Amazon for $49.49+ (available in two sizes and three colors).

    2. A durable laundry backpack with a drawstring pocket for detergent, fabric softener, and/or bleach right on the outside. It's large enough to hold a king-sized blanket + sheets and has a zipper for valuables.

    A reviewer with the backpack on their shoulder

    Promising review: "I bought this laundry bag for my friend's daughter. She is a college student. It is so convenient to be able to carry this like a backpack and leave your hands free. Since there's no way to stabilize folded clothes, just throw everything from the dryer directly in there. The wide and comfortable shoulder straps distribute the weight on her back and it almost feels lighter because of the weight distribution. Highly recommend it!" —yanqing huang

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99 (available in nine colors).

    3. A set of bedsheet detanglers that'll save time by helping your linens dry faster and neater. The days of attempting to configure your mangled sheets are over, thanks to this simple hack. Since these dropped, laundry hasn't been the same.

    hands putting a sheet set with the white square devices hooked to the corners in a washer

    Plus, they're BPA-free, reusable, and created by a small business during the pandemic. 

    Promising review: "Wow!!! You wonder if things like this really work — well, I can absolutely confirm this does! I was impressed that the package came with two of the devices so there was one for the fitted sheet and the flat sheet. I tried it out and my sheets not only did NOT wad up, but they came out of the dryer feeling fresher, feeling more dry, and unwrinkled! I will be buying a set of these for each of my immediate family members and close friends! What a great gift!!!" —katy

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $18.99.

    4. Some reusable deodorant remover sponges because that discolored stain on your shirt ain't it. With this sponge, you'll be scrubbing away buildup in no time.

    No water required, of course! Simply swipe it around and over the area, and watch the stain brush away.

    Promising review: "I’m honestly completely amazed. I have — no, I *had* — tons of shirts with deodorant stains on the armpits. It was when my favorite black cashmere sweater got some really horrible ones which made it impossible to wear that I looked for a solution. This was that solution. Five or six swipes with one of these and it was gone. I can wear my sweater again!" —Morgan

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $9.85.

    5. A pack of Shout dye-trapping sheets to protect your precious white laundry from the destructive power of your roommate's leftover red sock. Start mixing your colors guilt-free (we've all been tempted) without bleeding.

    reviewer photo showing a dyed quilt next to the Shout color catchers

    By reducing the number of necessary washes, you'll save on laundry, water, and electricity.

    Promising review: "I’ve used color catchers for many years, so I can wash darks and lights together. They save time and money. (I’ve given boxes to each of my children as they headed off to college.) You can tell they work, because you see the color they soak up. If I have a garment that I know runs badly, I still wash it separately so as not to tempt fate. Recently, however, a new purple shirt took me by surprise and ran profusely. I had two color catchers in that load. They both turned deep violet. The only purple stain was on a white dish towel that had ended up next to the shirt and sat there with it for a couple of hours after the wash cycle finished. Everything else was fine. These are seriously one of the best home inventions of the modern era." —Go Steelers

    Get a pack of 72 from Amazon for $9.94 (available in packs of two and four).

    6. A pack of washing machine tablets which come in handy if your clothes keep coming out musty after you wash them.

    A model putting the tablet in a washer

    Promising review: "All of a sudden my washer stunk and nothing worked and the smell permeated throughout the house. I tried at different times bleach tablets, vinegar, vinegar/baking soda, essential oils, Pine-Sol, taking everything apart and scrubbing everything. Took out the filter and drained the old water out. After a few days, the smell would return and the smell was so bad I was about to buy a new washer since nothing worked. I even stopped using liquid washing detergent and fabric softener, but this didn't help either. Tried this product as a last resort. Put one tablet in three times on the sanitary cycle. Amazingly the smell was gone and after a couple of months, there still have not been any issues of smelling like mold/mildew. I will continue to use the product to keep the smell away. Very pleased with this purchase." —JS

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99+ (available in packs of three, five, or six). 

    7. A fabric shaver that'll make your very used sweater look like you just brought it home from the store.

    a before and after of a sweater

    Promising review: "This thing is excellent. I just 'repaired' two cashmere sweaters and one modal-blend jersey top to like-new condition. The waste compartment fills up quickly and will start clogging the blades if not emptied frequently. I will share one trick I found for emptying the area around the blades. Remove the waste compartment, and hold the unit vertically over a garbage can while turning the defuzzer on. Blades will spin, and the rest of the pills will fall out. Enjoy." —Fine Print Reader

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in six colors and a rechargeable version).

    8. Or an eco-friendly pill remover made of upcycled car windshield glass (so resourceful!) to reclaim your favorite sweater for cozy season. Dislodge the lumps in your towels, blankets, even furniture with this bar + the flick of your wrist.

    a model using the black pill remover on a sweater

    Celsious is a Black woman-owned business from sisters Corinna and Theresa Williams. Drop by their Williamsburg, Brooklyn flagship to do a load of laundry with their eco-friendly laundry products or shop online for full size essentials.

    Get it from Celsious for $17.

    9. A viral compact washing machine you should seriously consider if you don't have in-unit laundry. It holds more clothes than meets the eye and reviewers say it's powerful enough to get everything as clean as a conventional washer.

    A reviewer's machine

    The second tub is for spin-drying. The washing machine runs for 15 mins and a spin timer takes 5 mins per load. 

    Promising review: "It's a great compact machine that gets your laundry as clean as most large washing machines. It takes a bit more effort on your part to tend to each load, but it's easier than running up and down flights of stairs, digging in the sofa for coins, and fighting over the next machine. I plan on finding a cart to place this on so I can store it easier, and find an adaptor that will fit the inlet hose." —Michael

    Get it from Amazon for $197.99.

    10. A super clutch deodorizing spray that has gotten me through many a funk. I've used this on my couch, my bed linens, regular laundry, period panties — everything, and it always helps.

    The product bottle

    Promising review: "I like to smoke cigars every rare occasion, but I hate the lingering smell. My boyfriend has a very strong sense of smell, and even after things go through the wash he could still smell the smoke. After spraying with this 20 minutes before a wash it is perfect, no residual smells, and it doesn't try and mask it with another scent, it just eliminates it." —Austin Alexander

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $19.99 (available in two scents).

    11. A clever slide-out storage tower to shimmy between your washer and dryer in case you don't have another storage opportunity. I mean, think of all the detergent and stain removers you could put here.

    the shelf pulled out from a crevice

    Promising review: "LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!!! Fit half my cabinet in there. It's easy to move and easy to build. Quick. Sturdy. I already recommended to five people! Love it." —Dominique Rouhana

    Get it from Amazon for $34.99.

    12. An easily hangable T-shirt organizer for everyone who's running out of space to store the million-and-one T-shirts you can't bear to throw away.

    The organizer holding 16 T-shirts while hanging in a closet
    The Roll Keeper on Etsy

    Promising review: "I’ve been looking for a way to store my T-shirts and save space and this is exactly what I need. It’s great quality and I will most likely be ordering another one soon!" —SueAlex Wright

    The Roll Keeper is a small business based in Kelso, Washington.

    Get it from The Roll Keeper on Etsy for $16.99 (available in three colors) or from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in two colors and three sizes).

    13. A super clutch red wine stain remover that proves there's no use in crying over spilled Merlot (that's a phrase, right?). Just spritz, wipe, and pour yourself a new glass.

    Promising review: "When you have anything white in your house and you have a love for red wine THIS PRODUCT IS A MUST! We had a dinner party of about 15 people in our house so I bought five bottles just in case. Someone spilled red wine on our brand new white couch. I was so mad, but I used this stuff and it was GONE. It didn't just take most of the red wine out — the red wine was GONE! No trace of it at all! I will buy more!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $11.84.

    14. A wrinkle-release spray because let's face it, you've been lazily folding the same three sets of loungewear for far too long. No need to whip out the iron when a wrinkle-free look is a spray away.

    This handy spray is a wrinkle remover, static remover, odor eliminator, fabric refresher, and an ironing aid. Just tug it a bit after spraying and smooth it out with your hands.

    Promising review: "As a college student with a full course load, I'm in and out of my room all the time. This helps me keep my clothes wrinkle free without having to waste time ironing them. It's also great as it leaves a VERY nice smell on my clothes." —Seth

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $13.94.

    15. A collapsible laundry basket that I use for laundry and everything else. It's great because it stores so well, I can put it anywhere.

    A reviewer's dog in the laundry basket

    Promising review: "THE ANSWER to our dilemma! We were so excited to have a washer and dryer upstairs near our bedroom, but then we discovered one BIG PROBLEM — nowhere to store any wash baskets! HELP! So I took a risk with this one, and was a little unsure, since people have said it is hard to collapse. That is totally not true — we realized the easiest way to collapse the wash basket is to turn it upside down and place it on the floor. Then you can gently press down, and it folds up quickly and almost effortlessly. I am thrilled that I can store it in the closet, where it doesn't take up too much space at all. Brilliant product!" —Dot Calm

    Get it from Amazon for $30.86 (available in eight colors).

    16. A pack of all-natural laundry pods in case you're a little heavy-handed with the liquid detergent or you'd rather not lug a heavy gallon of it to the washing machine.

    The bag of laundry detergent
    Public Goods

    They're bio-degradable, baby-safe, fragrance-free, and all natural.

    Promising review: "Love these pods. They do a great job cleaning, obviously easy to use. They're a great price and I often buy them for donations to our senior food pantry. Great job Public Goods!" —Mindy P.

    Public Goods is a small biz founded by Morgan Hirsh. The business offers a membership that allows you to gain access to hundreds of sustainable goods at direct-to-consumer prices.

    Get a pack of 24 from Public Goods for $6.95.

    17. A shirt-folding board because having your clothes bunched up in a drawer isn't exactly saving space. With this, you'll nail the perfect fold every time and transform your closet from a Marshalls into a Target.

    Promising review: "I love the ease of use as well as the results! Such a great product. I wish I had this my whole life." —Mark T. Egerer

    Get it from Amazon for $16.79+ (available in five colors).

    18. A drying rack so you don't run out of random places to hang your delicates.

    A reviewer's clothes on a rack

    Promising review: "This design is much improved over a previous (more plastic-y) generation of design. My complaint with that design was that the top rack didn't have a positive latching mechanism to lock in to place; any time you barely kicked the bottom or nudged it, it would collapse. This has a positive latching mechanism so it is rigid when it's locked in. In other words, it's stable. Only minor complaint is that the bars are a touch shorter than I'd like but that's a matter of personal preference. If you're like me and don't like drying clothes all the way in the dryer and you also live in a small apartment/condominium unit, this is perfect for you." —Edward Jensen

    Get it from Amazon for $30.99 (available in two colors).

    19. A color-safe brightener sure to turn up the wattage of your faded, stained whites with a non-toxic, fragrance-free and biodegradable formula. I hear it's great for eliminating fruit, red wine, tea, coffee, grass, and blood stains.


    The cardboard and steel canister is recyclable and the labels are fully compostable.

    Celsious is a Black-owned, energy-efficient laundromat in New York that uses eco-friendly and fragrance-free products. They also offer priority booking for the immunocompromised, the 65+ age group, those on the front lines or in essential services, and families with small children at their laundromat.

    Get it from Celsious for $23.

    20. A set of wool dryer balls that'll dry your clothes more quickly and therefore save you some money on electricity. They also remove static cling, so no need to get dryer sheets.

    a reviewer's holding a wool dryer ball

    Promising review: "I have several clothing items that have care instructions that state 'no fabric softener' so I stopped using dryer sheets or liquid clothes softener. However, there was the problem with static electricity. The wool dryer balls eliminated this problem. The laundry is wrinkle-free and static-free now. I am so happy about the results of this product that I bought four more of the packages to give to my adult daughters and my sisters. I recommend this product." —Michael Nestor

    Get them from Amazon for $7.99+ (available in packs of four or six).

    21. A two-pack of acrylic shelf dividers that'll help you keep your sweaters and closet goods from toppling onto each other. We love a borderline invisible storage solution.

    A reviewer's towels being divided with the product

    Promising review: "These dividers were perfect for our needs. Easy to install, and almost invisible to the eye. We used them as dividers on shelves in our closet to separate pants, T-shirts, sweatshirts etc." —Rogue

    Get it from Amazon for $16.95+ (available in two sizes and packs of two or six).

    22. A hanger stacker so your closet will look ten times less cluttered after you put everything away. Everyone who has a minuscule, cramped closet knows the struggle.

    Promising review: "The struggle with hangers has been real for quite some time, and I wish I had known about this thing sooner! This has saved me a TON of room and hassle!" —Kara Adams

    Get it from Amazon for $26.21+ (available in packs of 1, 2, 3, 5, or 10).

    23. A durable honeycomb organizer because let's face it, your underwear drawer could look so much better. With this, you'll be able to locate your favorite pair without pulling everything out.

    Thanks to their super-simple design, they just snap together to assemble. Plus they can expand to fit the size of your drawers.

    Promising review: "I am a man of many socks and these helped organize them much better than what I was doing. It's easy to do by color and style." —Think Blue

    Get it from Amazon for $10.

    24. A sleek garment rack for anyone who ended up in a place with no closet OR decided to use the closet for something else. Try grouping your clothes according to season or color.


    Promising review: “I lay my clothes out for the entire work week and this product has been great for just that! No need anymore for over-the-door hangers for each day! This product is stable and I love the shelf on the bottom for shoes! I put it together myself and it was pretty easy and only took less than 10 minutes!” —Spchtch76

    Get it from Amazon for $59.99+ (available in two colors and four styles).

    25. Or, a customizable wooden garment rack with three shelves for more storage.

    The garment rack
    Farmhouse Basics

    Promising review: "This rack is exactly what I wanted. It is well designed and easy to put together. It works as an extra closet and a stylish room divider in my tiny studio apartment." —Julie Heath

    Farmhouse Basics is a small, Texas-based business that sells ladders, brackets, garment racks, and other home accessories.

    Get it from Farmhouse Basics on Etsy for $300+ (available in three sizes).

    26. A set of wooden rolling drawers to store bed linens, clothes, and other things overflowing in your bathroom or closet.

    The rolling drawers holding linens underneath a bed
    Buzzfeed / Christine Forbes

    These drawers are a much-needed upgrade from my Ikea bins. Not only do they complement my Thuma Bed, but they also roll smoothly, and virtually disappear under the frame. Which is great because I don't want to see them all the time. I was able to fit four queen duvet covers and a few towels in one bin. Right now I'm using the other drawer for hair supplies. So far, so great, I get compliments on these all the time. If you have the money, they're worth the splurge.

    Promising review: "Fits perfectly under my Nera queen bed, looks beautiful and it rolls so smoothly along my laminate floors! Looking forward to purchasing another set for the other side of my bed." —Kirsten K.

    Get a set of two from Article for $429+ (available in three finishes and with two, four, or six drawers).

    27. Or a more affordable storage box because it'll slide right under your bed while protecting your duvets and costly winter jackets from moths, dust, and mold.

    A person sliding the storage box under a bed

    It's even designed with handles on all three sides so you can easily grab it when necessary.

    Promising review: "I love these! They fit perfectly beneath my bed and have plenty of room to fit all my winter clothes and shoes. They look nice, plus they're strong and sturdy." —Codyk

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in four colors and five sizes).

    28. And a set of magic hangers to get maximum usage out of your tiny closet space without wrinkling your clothes.

    Promising review: "OK, I know the headline is dramatic, but I cannot say enough about how these hangers have transformed my tiny, odd-shaped closet. I was so desperate for more space, I was considering spending big bucks to have a professional come in and redesign the space. Then I found these and it's like my hanging space quadrupled! It feels downright luxurious in my closet now. I can see all my clothes and nothing is squished together like it used to be. I can also comfortably add a substantial amount of clothing and would still have room to grow. BUY THESE IMMEDIATELY!" —milanina77

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99+ (available in two colors).

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