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Time-Saving Laundry Tips for Busy Parents

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Tide, Downy, and Bounce available at Walmart. The opinions and text are my own.

As a stay-at-home and work from home mom my days consist of work and keeping the kids happy, healthy and alive.

That means that anything outside of those few things gets put on my to-do list, including laundry.

Laundry is just one of those things I don’t particularly enjoy doing so I am not in a rush to do it – unless of course – someone needs a new pair of underwear. HA!

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If you’re like me and want to get laundry done as quickly and as easy as possible, you need to know these Time-Saving Laundry Tips for Busy Parents that have changed the way I do laundry FOREVER.

Time-Saving Laundry Tips for Busy Parents

Use multiple baskets

I won’t lie, I used to just have one large family laundry basket and then spend time each week separating clothes for the wash.

Now, I have separate baskets. One for whites, one for brights, one for dark colors and one for towels, dish rags, etc.

Separating these into baskets makes it so easy-peasy to just throw that entire basket into the washer and be on my merry way.

Organize your laundry room

Nothing is worse than having to do laundry but then getting into your laundry room only to realize that you can’t find your laundry detergent or dryer sheets. Even worse – that you’re out and have to run to the store.

Having a clean and well-organized laundry room ensures you get in, get out and get your laundry done.

Use Tide PODS for quick washing

Nobody has time to measure out the perfect amount of laundry detergent for the size of the load of laundry.

I started using Tide PODS because they are convenient and a pre-measured amount of detergent. I just pop one in for a regular load and two in if it’s a large load (or has items with lots of dirt and grime).

Utilize the quick wash setting

I don’t know about your washer but typically there is a quick wash setting. When I am on a time crunch and I know our clothes aren’t overly dirty, I put my laundry on a quick wash so loads are washed in half the time.

This not only saves time, it also cuts energy costs too! Double win! Plus, Tide PODS are formulated to work well with the quick setting and cold water. Triple win!

Hang clothes as you pull them from the dryer

When we moved into our new home we had a rack installed in our laundry room.

It has made it so easy to hang laundry as I remove them from the dryer. It makes it so I can just place the clean clothes directly into our closets. Plus, it helps clothes become less wrinkled so no need to iron clothes most days!

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Throw in some fluff with wet clothes

You can cut down on drying time if you place something fluffy into the dryer with your wet laundry.

Try a fluffy (dry and clean) towel or a fluffy tennis ball and your clothes will dry a lot faster.

Write reminders on the washer with dry erase markers

I can’t even begin to tell you how forgetful I am so when I found this tip on Pinterest, it was a LIFE SAVER!

Simply write any notes or reminders regarding the laundry right onto the top of your washer and/or dryer. Then you or anyone in your household won’t forget how to handle the laundry.

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Order your laundry regimen online using Walmart Grocery Pickup

Now that I have 3 kids, it’s not as easy for me to just walk into a grocery store to grab a few items. It’s always difficult to go grocery shopping but with 3 kids, it’s just a bit much.

That is why I have almost entirely moved to using online grocery pickup from Walmart.

I can literally order everything I need online and pick up at the store at a designated time for free. I just throw the kiddos into the car and head to Walmart.

I call them when I get there (or can check in on my Walmart app to let them know I’m on my way) and then bring my order right to my car for free.

Using Walmart Online Grocery Pickup is simple! Just go to or download the Walmart Grocery app, add your products to your cart, select your pickup time, and check out!

I even did this when I stocked up on my laundry products this week. You can stock up too and add my full laundry regimen to your pickup order now by clicking here. Add your routine products to your favorites list to make reordering a cinch.

Plus, new and improved Tide PODS® available at Walmart are a 4-in-1 laundry solution with concentrated Tide detergent, extra odor fighters, extra stain fighters, and built-in pre-treaters. And they’re so easy to use!

In addition, I use Downy Liquid Fabric Conditioner to protect and condition to keep clothes looking newer longer.

Downy Unstopables give your laundry up to 12 weeks of freshness. Simply add the beads to your washer before clothes — and there are lots of scents to choose from! I really love the Fresh scent.

For drying, I use Bounce dryer sheets which helps fight static and wrinkles while your clothes dry. Plus, they smell great!

You can add my full laundry regimen to your cart now by clicking here.

All of these time-saving laundry tips have been a game changer in our household.

I’ve been able to get laundry done, ensure my family has clean clothes to wear every day and I feel like I’ve gotten my sanity back!

Honestly, there is no reason why you can’t too!

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This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Tide, Downy, and Bounce available at Walmart. The opinions and text are all mine.