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    31 Products To Help Make Laundry Day Far More Efficient And Much Less Miserable

    Because doing laundry is a lot like playing cards, except it's no fun and you have to ~fold~ every single time.

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    1. A magnetic laundry guard that'll let you fold clothes on top of the washer without worrying about anything falling through that impossibly small space between the washer and the wall. There will be no missing socks on your watch!

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    Promising review: "This laundry guard is exactly what it advertises. It's easy to put together and install on washer dryer. Such an easy solution to such a common problem. I’m surprised I did not look for this a long time back. I am completely satisfied with my purchase." β€”RJ

    Get it from Amazon for $29.82.

    2. A mesh hanging dryer so you can keep your chicest pieces in a clean and convenient place while they dry. Use this and you can finally see what your radiator looks like without damp clothes hanging over it 24/7.

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    Promising review: "This is the greatest item ever! It came just as described, but better!! I used to lay an extra a towel on the floor and things would take days to dry. This is so awesome because the air can circulate. I could have used the one with three shelves years ago. I always have something that needs to lay flat. This is worth a hundred dollars to me." β€”Betty Lou Armstrong

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99+ (available in 10 styles).

    3. A sock pairing system β€” just attach your socks in pairs on this clever clip and throw them in the wash. This is sure to keep them together and save you ~loads~ of time whenever you do a load of laundry.

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    Promising review: "These work. They are of good quality construction. I had a sock problem, and these have stopped the unexplained disappearance of socks. Obviously, the sock monster can't swallow the Sock Dock full of socks, only single socks." β€”A.D. Burnette

    Get it from Amazon for $16 (available in five colors).

    4. A pair of darling cactus dryer balls that'll make your laundry as dry as your humor and as soft as your heart.

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    Promising review: "I was amazed by how well these little guys worked in the dryer. I live in an apartment and am forced to use pay per use laundry and the dryer in the building always seemed to not fully dry the clothes. After a little research I ordered these two and all of my clothes come out warm, dry, with no damp spots, and never have any static cling either! These are a must have." β€”Adrian Russo

    Get them from Amazon for $9.50.

    5. A box of machine washing tablets so you can wash your clothes in a machine that's actually clean. Nothing is worse than noticing a mildew smell from your washing machine. It is the actual worst.

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    Promising review: "I have been using bleach to clean my machine for some time, but decided to give this a try a few months ago. My very first clean with Affresh left me surprised and delighted for not only did it clean my machine, it eliminated the nasty smell that always transferred to my clothes thanks to a build up of mold I didn't even know about. Every month now, I toss a tablet into the drum and let it work its magic. Now, my machine is cleaner than ever, and my clothes always smell wonderfully fresh. I highly recommend this to everyone." β€”Kelli Crawford

    Get a box of six from Amazon for $11.98.

    6. A mesh sneaker bag β€” for anyone who feels de-feet-ed when trying to wash their shoes, this clever pocket is here for you! Attach this around the machine door (the hook-and-loop straps even work on round ones), toss your shoes in the pocket, and you're G2G!

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    You can attach it to the door like the image above or just toss it in the machine like a regular delicates bag.

    Promising review: "Love this. My 12-year-old daughter decided white Keds would make her life complete. So this product became very necessary. Nice that you can use it for both the washer and dryer. The hook and loop is great and makes it easy to open. You can easily adjust the straps for a round door. Hoping this will make all the extra sneaker loads easier." β€”chicago

    Get it from Amazon for $8.33.

    7. A hanger stacker – it's gonna keep your hangers organized and at-the-ready when your laundry is all washed. It may feel like laundry is done the minute the dryer dings, but getting your clean clothes out of the laundry basket and back into your closet is still half the battle.

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    Promising review: "This product very easily keeps my unused hangers straight, untangled, and in a very accessible location in my closet without taking up valuable closet rod and floor space. I also have never found a product that was so easy to assemble. I can fit around 50–75 plastic hangers on one rack (depending on the thickness). It's plenty big for my in-between laundry days, but if you have a lot of extra hangers, then I would recommend two. It is also very light, so very easy to move from one room to the next." β€”sabagg2007

    Get it from Amazon for $18.30.

    8. A lovely woven fiber laundry basket with divided sides for dark and light clothing β€” toss your dirty clothes into the correct basket at the end of each day and finish the worst busywork of laundry day before that day even comes.

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    Promising review: "This basket is not only practical, but also very good looking and sturdy." β€”STP

    Get it from Amazon for $164.98 (available in two colors).

    9. Or a double laundry hamper with a handle and *very* clear directions, so your kids can do their own laundry without turning everything pink.

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    Promising review: "With two kiddos, there is ALWAYS laundry that needs to be done. Always. This laundry hamper holds a whole load of bedding and has handles to make getting it to the laundry room much easier. It also folds up to be stored in the linen closet on those rare, laundry-free occasions. The material is durable enough for my eight year old to drag it across the floor without me worrying that it’s gonna wear-out too quickly." β€”Sara

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99 (available in three colors).

    10. An ironing tool sure to give you a perfect shirt sleeve crease each and every time, and save you time ironing while you're at it.

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    Use it to keep your pant legs crisp too!

    Promising review: "Very useful! Saves you time ironing sleeves (which normally are very time-consuming). But pay attention, it can get very hot. I handle carefully with a cloth when taking it out from the sleeve." β€”Canotto

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99.

    11. A bleach-free laundry sanitizer that'll kill the bacteria your detergent leaves behind, helping eliminate odors and the spread of illnesses if your child has a habit of using their shirtsleeve as a tissue.

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    This even works with cold water!

    Promising review: "I heard about this sanitizer additive on the Rachael Ray Show. I figured I'd try it and see if I like it. I absolutely LOVE this product! I used it for the first time on my towels. They smell and feel like they are brand new towels! I am not kidding!" β€”CNB

    Get it from Amazon for $9.97.

    12. A ball cap cage sure to make washing your hats and baseball caps (while keeping their shape!) easy as ever. There's no striking out with this system. Seriously.

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    This is also a really useful tool if you're planning to pack hats on vacation!

    Promising review: "This arrived on time and undamaged. It looks just like the photo and works as described. It fits well in the dishwasher and is unaffected by the heat. I have tried it on several hats already and I am very satisfied with the results. It's simple and works well. The dirt and sweat smells are gone. I purchased it through Amazon Prime at a great price and would recommend it to anyone." β€”AT-AT RIG

    Get it from Amazon for $7.95.

    13. A magnetic ironing pad that'll take up far less space than an ironing board and make ridding your clothes of wrinkles, even in your tiny laundry room, truly ~smooth~ sailing.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "This is a great product. It's easy to pull out for a quick ironing instead of having to drag out an ironing board. I ordered one for myself and also for my son and daughter. They love it, too! Would highly recommend." β€”Jakalyn

    Get it from Amazon for $10.92.

    14. An all-natural biodegradable stain stick for people who prefer removing stains without adding chemicals. Rub this on stains with just a titch of elbow grease and by golly, that mess is as good as gone!

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    Promising review: "I was highly skeptical that this would work, but the YouTube videos showing what it did prompted me to make the purchase. Glad I did, I had an expensive blouse that I wore once and got a huge grease stain on. I figured $6 to try to restore a $40 blouse made of a delicate fabric was worth it. Five minutes of mild and gentle scrubbing was all it took to take the huge black smudge to a small, barely faint line, (and if I were inclined, a second application of this stick would probably remove it). Last week, my husband decided to try it with a shirt that had an ink stain the size of a quarter. That took a bit more work, but wow, it did the trick." β€”S. Mulhall

    Get it from Amazon for $6.74.

    15. A set of mesh laundry bags to protect your delicates from the harsh conditions inside the washer and dryer. Use these, and your best garments are sure to ~mesh~ with everything else in the wash without any damage.

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    Promising review: "I used the smaller bags for my bras (I closed the bra snaps first so it would not snag the mesh). I used the other bags to wash my sequin tops. I used one of them for my beaded top. None of the sequins fell off. None of the beads fell off. I did turn the tops inside out prior to putting them in the mesh bags to avoid the beads and sequins snagging the mesh. I am very pleased with how the mesh bags held up in the washing machine (I did use the delicate cycle). The largest bag is HUGE, and it worked well for my sequined squirrels-on-skis sweatshirt (don't judge me)." β€”T. Webster

    Get a set of five from Amazon for $7.99.

    16. A pack of wool dryer balls that'll dry your clothes faster, make your laundry softer, and be an eco-friendly replacement for dryer sheets and fabric softener. You'll seriously have a ~ball~ with these lovely things in your laundry.

    Food 52

    Get a pack of three from Food 52 for $20 (available in two sets) or get a pack of plain white wool ones from Amazon for $10.99.

    17. A non-toxic ink remover that works on ballpoint, gel, and permanent marker and can also remove stains from wine, grass, blood, grease, coffee, baby formula, and food. I'm not saying this stuff can do everything, but that's only because I haven't asked it to do my taxes yet.

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    Promising review: "Had a blue ink pen that found its way into the wash, which also made its way through the high-heat dry cycle and when I say there was blue everywhere...I had likely $600+ worth of good shirts in that load and I knew they were goners. Found this Amodex while doing some reading. Blew my mind but week-old, heat-set ink came completely out of most shirts. It does require a lot of scratching at the stain with your fingernail and a toothbrush, but this stuff truly works. I would recommend it to anyone." β€”Mike V

    Get it from Amazon for $10.43.

    18. An upright garment steamer because you wanna save time and money by avoiding the dry cleaners so you can buy more clothes you will no longer take to the dry cleaners.

    Amazon

    Promising Review: "This steamer is one of the best purchases I've ever made. This little puppy heats up in a snap and erases wrinkles effortlessly. The height and telescoping pole is great. When not in use, the telescoping pole makes it convenient to downsize for it to fit in a confined space. I've used this not only on clothes but curtains, sofa covers, and sheets β€” who needs an iron?? Everyone who has ever used my steamer has been in awe of how great it is!" β€”Anita

    Get it from Amazon for $49.99.

    19. Or a stainless steel handheld steamer for people who just need a quick fix on a few uncharacteristically nice clothing purchases. Remember when you bought that spendy chiffon blouse like you didn't have a care in the world? Well now you have to care for it.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Great steamer, very powerful for the size. Got the job done in half the time it would have taken me to do a traditional iron job." β€”Maekaeda Gibbons

    Get it from Amazon for $23.99.

    20. A pair of Sock Ons you can place over your baby's socks to keep them on your kid's feet when they start developing those darn fine motor skills. Washing socks is a lot easier when there are actually socks to wash.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "My baby is a Houdini when it comes to losing socks. These keep the socks on longer then anything else. She can only get them off if she concentrates for a long time, and being 11 months old, that rarely happens. These have been a lifesaver during this Midwest winter!" β€”Beth

    Get them from Amazon for $7.23+ (available in 0-6 months and 6-12 months and in five colors).

    21. A shirt folder that'll give you a dresser full of perfectly crisp and beautifully folded shirts in a matter of minutes.

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    Promising review: "My first reaction was 'Why did I buy this?' when I opened the box and wasn't too convinced by the way it looked. Then I gave it a try with a couple shirts I had just washed and next thing you know I simply had to do my entire drawer! Everything folds so pretty, neat, and easy. I still couldn't believe it, so I ended up organizing our bedsheets and towels. I am amazed at how much of a game changer this is. It's a must try! I am in love with how beautiful it leaves my clothes." β€”Jesus Antonio Vedia

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

    22. A down detergent – it's gonna help clean off your winter wear without wearing down any of that delightfully warm fluff. One package has enough product to clean 10 jackets, so feel free to get the great outdoors all over your great outerwear.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Love this for my off-white North Face down parka. It had old coffee, ketchup, and makeup stains from about four years that the dry cleaners could not get out. I was about to buy another jacket thinking it was a lost cause but after seeing theses reviews, I decided to try it and I'm so happy I did! I followed the directions and made sure to dry it on low heat with three tennis balls to add the fluff back and it came out like new! All the stains were gone! I will definitely reorder this and never ever take it back to the dry cleaners again! Highly, highly, highly recommend this product....worth EVERY PENNY!!!!" β€”kp1988

    Get it from Amazon for $9.50.

    23. A wrinkle-eliminating spray that'll also work as a static and odor remover, refreshing your fabrics and making wrinkle-free clothes a simple spray away.

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    This spray is amazing if you're the kind of person who never pulls the laundry out of the dryer immediately after it's done. Spray this on, lay your clothing out for a few minutes, and it'll be wrinkle free! This also eliminates odors and static.

    Promising review: "I purchased this because my husband does our laundry and he has no concept of taking our clothes out of the dryer before wrinkles set in. I was skeptical about it at first, but it actually works! I used it on a t-shirt and boom, the wrinkles came out." β€”Kindle Customer Jackie

    Get a two-pack from Amazon for $13.94.

    24. A dust cover you can throw over your washer and dryer to keep them mess-free. This also has pockets you can use to store random laundry fixins' or any treasures you may find inside of pant pockets before tossing them in the wash.

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    Promising review: "I love these. I bought them to protect my washer and dryer surface from scratches. It looks good too, the design goes well with my decor. There are linen pockets for extra storage on both ends. It's really cute." β€”DonJas

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    25. A a dryer vent coil brush because you shouldn't ~brush off~ cleaning every nook and cranny of the thing that keeps your clothes clean.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "We are in love! This thing cleans so well and gets all the way down the line and around the corner. It's wide bristles really help get all the lint out and even help scrub some of the pieces that are really stuck in there. We use this regularly now to clean out the vent!" β€”Leslie

    Get it from Amazon for $13.99.

    26. A laundry trolly that can make the trek to the laundromat more efficient. This is made with wheels and is even available with a stair climbing feature, so you can easily pack up your stuff and be on a roll despite your fourth floor walk-up.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I could never imagine a better hamper for people who live in an apartment building with stairs or even a home where the laundry is located downstairs. The wheel mechanism is ideal for stairs and the size of the hamper is decent for two adults. I believe it is a great value for what your purchasing as it also has a multi purpose and could be helpful for other things other than laundry. Great item and super fast shipping. I love this thing!!" β€”Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $54.99 (available in two styles and three colors).

    27. A laundry whitener that's gonna help make your stained whites look brighter than the day you bought them... no matter what your kid left on the floor for you to step in.

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    Promising review: "Wow! Better than bleach. With the first load of whites I used a whole measure of this product and no bleach and the whites came out like new. I had no idea how dingy they had become. We've bleached them every time we did laundry but they just got dingier and dingier. After that first load, we went back to the recommended level of OxiClean to each load to keep whites white and to extend the use of the product and no bleach smell. We've relegated the chlorine to household cleaning chores and no longer use it in the laundry thanks to this product. It works on color clothing too. It comes out bright and clean." β€”John

    Get it from Amazon for $7.71.

    28. A laundry soap station you can tuck into a shelf or leave out on the counter so your heavy, dripping cleaning detergent doesn't make a mess.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "I was always annoyed with the soap drips on the tile floor of our utility room; the tile was easy to wipe off, but when the soap got into the grout line, that was another thing. I first considered buying the little cup that hangs off of the spout and then I saw this. I realized that the hanging cup would be in the way of the drawer and to access the drawer would require constantly moving the container. This is the perfect solution." β€”HenryD

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99.

    29. A pack of velvet hangers that'll save a ton of space in your closet, preventing you from getting ~hung up~ when you've finished washing and need to actually organize your clothes.

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    Promising review: "I bought two sets for my small dorm closet. They really do save a lot of space, and they're very inexpensive compared to what other stores are selling. I love it. I also like how my shirts with bigger necklines or my delicate tops don't fall off." β€”Too Ironic for Reality

    Get a pack of 30 on Amazon for $15.99 (available in three colors).

    30. A massive hamper backpack that's sure to make traveling to the laundromat or your building's laundry facilities a breeze... no matter how much stuff you pack into it.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Love this. I wish I would have known this product existed a long time ago. It is super convenient, and it has a large capacity to stuff your clothes in. When I bring the laundry down to the basement in one of those plastic hampers, I can't see where my feet are and have a fear of falling down the stairs. I feel more secure when I'm carrying my laundry behind me in a huge backpack. I don't have to go back up and down the stairs because this is big enough to bring everything down in one shot. So convenient!" β€”Suzette

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99+ (available in four colors).

    31. And finally, some surprisingly cute wall art with crucial information for anyone who thinks washing symbols are complete and utter gibberish.

    Amazon

    Promising review: "Just right it’s heavy poster and nice looking would buy again !!! Also good information now I know what all those symbols in my clothes mean. Also it came very fast." β€”11:11

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99 (available in 22 styles).

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