7 Must Have Washing Tools That Make Your Life Easier

Laundry simply refers to washing your garments or other washable fabrics, and it doesn’t matter if you do it with your hands or by using a machine. Undoubtedly, it is a daunting task that needs to be carried out regularly.

To fulfill this task with ease, you will definitely require some of the other tools or accessories that are listed below (more on that later).

In this article, you will learn about the must-have washing tools in your laundry room to simplify the process.

Let’s take a quick look at the basic washing tools that you should include in your laundry room.

Container for washing

As the name suggests, containers are simply basins, sinks, buckets, or bowls that can accommodate your washable fabrics.

Container sink or tub

The most popular container for hand washing clothes is a basin or sink with a water-stopping cap at the base.

Similarly, a bucket or a bowl is the oldest form of container for handwashing in your laundry.

Water and detergent soaps are mixed well before loading your garments in these containers.

You can also use these containers to pre-treat stains on your clothes and remove extra dirt from heavily soiled clothes before washing them. Moreover, they are used for bleaching, fabric softening, and disinfecting garments.

Depending on your requirements in terms of size and shape, you should be able to find one.

Some people own multiple containers of different sizes suitable for different fabrics and laundry purposes.

Therefore, this is one of the most important items in your laundry room that you absolutely must have.

Washing Boards

washing boards

Washing boards are flat rectangular boards that can be used to effectively clean your garments, particularly when hand washing. 

Once the clothes have been treated with water and detergent, they are scrubbed on the washing board.

It helps to remove dirt from the clothes with ease and reduces your effort in cleaning.

Water Connection

water supply connectivity

This is not exactly a tool but a requirement.

If the water supply connectivity is not well planned, you may end up with a laundry room that is not well organized.

Furthermore, it can also lead to reduced water pressure levels.

To wash the fabric, it is essential to have a proper water connection available in your laundry room.

For hand washing your laundry, you should have a tap connected to the sink or the basin with a good flow of water. 

However, for machine washing, it is not the same case.

If you want to install a washing machine, you’ll need to follow the applicable plumbing codes and use the appropriate plumbing tools.

Washing machines may require a separate water supply in most cases (for example, the supply of hot or cold water).

Treating Solutions

treating solution

Detergent is the gold standard of laundry treating solutions, and all other treating compounds are secondary.

Other treating compounds include bleach, fabric softener, stain remover, water softener, laundry disinfectant, and more.

Other treatment solutions include the inclusion of home remedies such as baking soda and distilled or white vinegar. These are widely used in the laundry to serve different purposes.

Detergents are available in various forms, such as powder, solid, liquid, or gel. Furthermore, they are categorized into regular, delicate, and natural or PBDs (Plant-based Detergents).

Laundry Baskets

laundry baskets

Laundry baskets are a convenient option to arrange your laundry for washing and sorting purposes.

These baskets are designed by considering the ventilation of your garments. 

These baskets are designed with ventilation in mind.

The air can flow freely around your clothes thanks to the tiny holes surrounding the basket, which also helps to keep the odors at bay.

By using a laundry basket, you can more easily organize, sort, and gather laundry that needs to be washed.

Laundry baskets come in many shapes and sizes, so you can choose the one that works best for you. The materials used to make them are another factor that will influence your choice.

Washing Machine

washing machine

If you own a washing machine, then I am sure you understand how much convenience they can offer when you deal with your laundry loads.

Being familiar with your washing machine’s functions is important so that you can use it effectively.

If you know how your washer works inside and out, it becomes your laundry puppet and will do what you say.

With a well-equipped laundry room, you can put that washing machine to use and lighten your load.

Nowadays, washers are so popular that they can be found in the laundry rooms of almost all homes. 

Laundry bags

laundry bags

If you plan on washing delicate clothes in the washing machine, you should use laundry bags.

These mesh bags are perfect for machine-washing delicate items, such as baby clothes. 

These bags are used to organize fabrics prior to loading them into a washer, either in bulk or individually.

There is a wide range of laundry bags to choose from, each one designed for a specific purpose.

As an alternative, you can use pillowcases or pillow covers to load delicate garments for machine washing.

Final Thoughts

The setup of your laundry room purely depends on the size of your family and the frequency of laundry.

Furthermore, the space in the laundry room is also a factor.

So, just pick what’s best for you, as these tools can make your laundry routine easier and more efficient.

Manish Singh is an expert in electrical engineering with a Diploma in the field. With over 12 years of experience, he specializes in repairing music systems, washing machines, dryers, and other laundry-related appliances. His in-depth knowledge in electrical repairs and decent knowledge about garment care makes him a trusted authority in the field of appliance repair and laundry related topics. If you have any questions or need assistance with your appliances, you can reach out to Manish through email: manish.singh (at) portablelaundry.com