Doing laundry is one of the rare household duties I actually enjoy. Sorting, washing and folding my clothes is oddly therapeutic, and helps me feel organized and prepared for another busy week of work and running errands.
Whether you’re like me and get excited by freshly laundered sheets (there is literally nothing better) or you wait until the very last minute to do your washing, there are a ton of products designed to help make doing your laundry easier.
In honour of Prime Day, here are some of the must-have laundry items guaranteed to make your next load of laundry more enjoyable.
Say goodbye to synthetic fabric softeners and dryer sheets all together with 100 per cent Premium New Zealand Wool Dryer Balls. Each dryer ball lasts up to 1,000 loads of laundry and leaves clothes feeling fluffy and fresh. Ideal for those with sensitive skin, thanks to improved airflow dryer balls help reduce drying time which translates to savings on your utility bill.
Customer review: “These woollen balls help me save on energy and clothes are almost wrinkle free. Surprisingly, clothes dry faster, too...most importantly it doesn't damage clothes. Five stars for this product.”
SHOP IT: Amazon, $17
Protect your delicates and intimates from twisting or wrinkling by washing them in these polyester, fine mesh bags.
Customer review: “This product has exceeded my expectations, as I have now been using them for about a year, and they show no signs of wear and seem to be very durable. I really recommend these bags if you are looking for quality, but affordable, mesh laundry bags that will last you a long time. I am thoroughly pleased with my purchase, and use them in almost every load of laundry I do, yet they still look the same as the day I bought them!”
SHOP IT: Amazon, $16
Buying economy size laundry detergents may be cost effective, but they can be messy to store. The Tidy-Cup attachment is designed to prevent mess and ensure none of your detergent goes to waste, and that your laundry area stays mess-free.
Customer review: “I purchased this item because I store my laundry detergent and softener containers on a shelf above the washer and dryer. There were drips regularly even when the caps were placed back on after use. I saw this gadget and thought.....why not. Well I am very happy that I purchased it. I have used this item after purchasing it over a year ago, and I still LOVE it. No more drips. The cup can sit on the little shelf, and makes very handy. It fits on any dispenser size detergent container. This gadget is awesome!”
SHOP IT: Amazon, $43 (Set of two)
Editor’s Choice: Grandma’s Secret 1001 Spot Remover, 2-Ounce
I first used this product after spilling makeup on a dress before a wedding. In a panic, a family member dabbed Grandma’s Secret Spot Remover and spot cleaned the spill and my dress was good-as-new. I immediately went out and bought my own bottle and have used this to remove everything and anything from my clothes in a pinch.
Customer review: “Really happy with this product. Purchased with hopes it would remove dried and set grease spots. I had tried a ton of other spot removers that didn't work - but this removed them completely the first wash! It also removed some ground in dirt stains on my kids clothes as well.”
SHOP IT: Amazon, $8
Home organization is my love language. This 26 clip hanging drying system is the perfect space saver to replace bulky garment racks. Whether you’re looking to organize your laundry room, or have to go elsewhere to do your laundry, this system makes life and laundry much easier.
Customer review: “I live in a small apartment and like to hang my clothes to dry after laundering them. This works great for undies and socks. Big time space saver. I put it on the shower curtain rod when in use and in the closet when not in use.”
SHOP IT: Amazon, $16
This travel-friendly steamer is your ally when it comes to getting rid of wrinkles without ironing. Another plus? Steamers kill 99.9 per cent of germs and mites, meaning you can use this steamer for couch cushions, curtains, mattresses and more.
Customer review: “This handheld steamer works well and quickly. Blouses, trousers, anything it does an excellent job on the wrinkles in no time at all. Very easy to use and comes with clear instructions. No dripping or spitting and is perfect for steaming your items.”
SHOP IT: Amazon, $50
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