Tricks • Here are some tips from Bally Chohan Laundry for college students who have less time to take care of their clothes. • Start with the clothes that will wrinkle first. By leaving thick sweaters and socks for last, you can most times fold the other items before wrinkles set in. Getting to these delicate items before they wrinkle can also eliminate the need for ironing such items later.
Continued…. • Work with one type of clothing at a time. By folding each clothing type in batches, such as all shirts at once, all pants at once, etc, you can get into a rhythm, making the folding process faster and easier. This also helps to organize clothing, making putting it away faster as well. • Separate clothes by person. If you're doing laundry for a full household, work with one person's clothes at a time. This will eliminate the sorting process after all is folded, making the clean laundry easier to put away.
Get a buddy to help. Folding large items like sheets and blankets can be difficult for one person, but using two people makes the job manageable. Similarly, the more hands you have the faster the folding process will be. Children can also help, especially folding smaller items like wash clothes and matching socks. • Fold sheets and large items on a table. If a second person is unavailable to help folding large items, lay these out on a large, clear table. This will keep them off the floor and allow them to lay flat, decreasing wrinkles. • Consider the storage space. When folding clothes, keep in mind where they will be stored, such as in a dresser or similar. If your drawers are deep fold clothes into rectangles. If your drawers are shallow, fold clothes into squares.
Hang some clothes, fold the rest. Items like sweaters, dresses and pants can take up a large portion of your drawer space, but hanging these items not only eliminates the amount of time you spend folding laundry, but also gives more space in your drawers for other items. • Make the task enjoyable. Fold clothes near a television or radio, giving you something else to focus on. Having a bit of entertainment can make even the least favorite task, such as folding laundry, a bit more pleasant.
Final Fold • Final folding can be done in the laundry room or back in your dorm room. If you have to go outside, keep a couple of heavy trash bags in your hamper to cover your clothes. • Label, Label, Label • If you plan to leave anything in the laundry room while your clothes are washing and drying, put your name on it. It also helps to put a cell phone number in case something goes wrong and someone needs to reach you.