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Let's put it out there: Laundry is not everyone's favorite activity. You'd probably like the whole sorting-washing-drying-folding process to be faster, easier, and less stressful. You've also possibly resigned yourself to the fact that, well, laundry is just going to laundry. But don't throw in the towel yet! Instead, check out Apartment Therapy's laundry guide, which we've loaded with expert tips and practical hacks for becoming a pro at taking care of your clothes — and maybe actually having a bit of fun along the way.

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6 Laundry Tips for People Who Hate LaundryCleaning
They're designed to make your next load of laundry quicker, more effective, and — yes — even pleasant.
10 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Put in the Laundry MachineCleaning
Doing the laundry is all about repeating best practices. But sometimes it’s okay to rethink your tried-and-true washing routine.
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5 Quick and Easy Laundry Tips That Will Make Wash Day Less of a ChoreSponsored
We’ll let you in on a laundry secret: Wash day doesn’t have to be complicated. Most people make doing laundry more difficult than it needs to be with excess products, treatments, and clutter. Try adding some of these clever moves to your repertoire instead. They’ll make laundry day much simpler, plus get your clothes cleaner in the process.Mesh laundry bags are great for delicates like bras, but you’ve already got an excellent alternative in your linen closet.
10 Tips You Learn About Laundry in the First Year of ParenthoodCleaning
While there’s no way to make washing a mountain of baby laundry fun, there are little tricks that will make it bearable. And luckily, new parents like nothing more than sharing their hard-earned words of wisdom. 

Learning to Love Laundry

10 Need-to-Know Secrets for Lint-Free Clothes, ForeverCleaning
You can devote part of your chaotic morning to lint-rolling yourself to perfection, but it helps to have other ideas on deck to get all that cottony debris off you quickly.
6 Laundry Tips for People Who Hate LaundryCleaning
They're designed to make your next load of laundry quicker, more effective, and — yes — even pleasant.
Partner
5 Quick and Easy Laundry Tips That Will Make Wash Day Less of a ChoreSponsored
We’ll let you in on a laundry secret: Wash day doesn’t have to be complicated. Most people make doing laundry more difficult than it needs to be with excess products, treatments, and clutter. Try adding some of these clever moves to your repertoire instead. They’ll make laundry day much simpler, plus get your clothes cleaner in the process.Mesh laundry bags are great for delicates like bras, but you’ve already got an excellent alternative in your linen closet.
10 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Put in the Laundry MachineCleaning
Doing the laundry is all about repeating best practices. But sometimes it’s okay to rethink your tried-and-true washing routine.
When the World Feels Like It's Devolving into Chaos, Fold Some SocksCleaning
During the pandemic, I began ritualizing the sorting of the socks, turning it into a meditative, mindful moment.
The Internet Is Obsessed with “Laundry Stripping” — but There’s an Easier Way to Get Cleaner TowelsCleaning
This expert says if you’re doing your laundry correctly, you shouldn’t actually need to strip it.
2 Laundry Techniques You Need to Know if You're Tie-Dying This SummerCleaning
Your usual stain-removing techniques don't really work with tie-dye.
7 Unexpected Ways Smart People Sort Their LaundryCleaning
You should choose whatever method seems to fit your lifestyle and your wardrobe.
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This New Washer and Dryer Will Change How You Do LaundrySponsored
Technology hasn’t advanced quite enough to bring us robot butlers who do our laundry, but it’s come close: Smart technology has totally revolutionized how we wash clothes. The days of meticulous measuring and wondering, What is this button for? are gone, and we’re glad to see them go. It’s time to introduce smart tech into your laundry routine.Samsung smart washers and dryers aren’t just tech for tech’s sake.

Washing & Drying

7 Laundry Tips for People with Sensitive SkinCleaning
Having sensitive skin isn’t just a health issue; it’s a lifestyle. It can impact what cosmetics you buy and what materials you wear. It can even influence the way you do your laundry.
How to Clean Vintage and Recycled Clothes, According to ExpertsCleaning
The next best thing to scoring a fantastic secondhand find is being able to make it last. 
10 Tips You Learn About Laundry in the First Year of ParenthoodCleaning
While there’s no way to make washing a mountain of baby laundry fun, there are little tricks that will make it bearable. And luckily, new parents like nothing more than sharing their hard-earned words of wisdom. 
3 Myths About Washing Denim That Too Many People Believe (Plus Two “Myths” That Are Actually True)Cleaning
If you want your investment pieces to last, it’s a good idea to practice extra care when washing your denim—but not everything you hear has merit. Here, we asked laundry experts to set the record straight.
5 Hacks for Dealing with Sand in Your ClothesCleaning
Here’s how experts purge grit from their clothes and prevent it from popping up in unpleasant spots — including the washing machine.
Do You Really Have to "Lay Flat to Dry’"? Cleaning
Laundry experts explain why some clothing tags suggest laying flat to dry in the first place, if you can get away with ignoring the instruction, and how to truly best go about drying these items.

Folding & Organizing

Experts' 8 Greatest Hacks of All Time for Organizing Your Dresser DrawersCleaning
Next to a closet, a dresser can be the ultimate storage hero. But with all the room available in a drawer-filled hulk of furniture, there’s also ample opportunity for clutter to accumulate.
No, You Do Not Need to Get Rid of Your "Laundry Chair"Cleaning
You know the one: that beautiful, decorative chair you splurge on for the corner of your bedroom. It’s sleek, it’s sophisticated, it makes you feel like the has-it-all-together lead heroine in a Nancy Meyers flick — and it’s truly impeccable at collecting clothing.
6 Smart Ways to Get More Useable Space Out of a Tiny Linen ClosetOrganizing
These smart strategies can make even the most chaotic linen closet look a little less cluttered.
A Viral TikTok Expert on How to Fold the Hardest-to-Fold Clothes and LinensCleaning
The organizer extraordinaire’s TikTok videos, in which she details genius ways to simplify your laundry routine and fold the most stubborn pieces of clothing, have earned her 1.5 million followers. 
7 Ways to Store More in Really Small ClosetsOrganizing
While you can’t simply increase your place’s square footage to ensure that all of your things have a home, you can get creative.
B&A: A $1,500 IKEA Closet Redo Looks Completely Custom and Seriously LuxeOrganizing
A walk-in closet is a hot commodity. Obviously, if you draw that dream ticket, you'd like your walk-in closet to actually be functional, not just a large room of minimal organization opportunities.