Truth be told, I’m not a big fan of doing laundry. On the other hand, having a full laundry basket is one of my least favorite things and I love the feeling of knowing the dresser and closet are filled with fresh, clean clothes neatly folded and put away. When it comes to laundry around here, Greg and I are what I guess you could call a tag team. Sometimes, I put a load in the washer, but he ends up being putting it in the dryer. Other times, it’s the opposite. Today’s quick tip is of the housekeeping nature and something Greg and I do to make our laundry life a little easier.
This may sound crazy at first, but bear with me for a second… We keep a dry erase marker on the windowsill above the washing machine and leave laundry-related notes and reminders for each other. For instance, if I put a load in and there’s a shirt in there that needs to be hung up rather than put in the dryer, I just leave a note on the washer reminding Greg (or myself!) that it doesn’t go in the dryer. Yes, we leave the notes right ON the washer/dryer itself. Its slick surface basically makes the washer a huge box-shaped wipe-off board, so our notes come off very easily. This messaging system is really handy, and it helps answer all of the “laundry-relate
UPDATE: A few of our readers have notified us that they had some issues with this tip. When they went to erase the marker, it didn’t come off! We’ve suggested a few solutions in the comments below, but, as with most tips, tricks, and products, you should definitely try this in an inconspicuous place before you start using it in full force! If anyone has had this problem and has found a solution for erasing the marker, please leave a comment!
How about you… Do you have any laundry-doing tips to share? Tell us about them!