Let’s be honest, most of us don’t like doing housework. But we know it needs to be done, so we begrudgingly spend our evenings and weekends washing clothes and hoovering – even though we’d love to be doing literally anything else. So what if there was a way to get things over and done with quicker?
That’s the claim made by one mum online, who shared a viral video in which she revealed the hack she uses to save herself both time and effort when it comes to hanging her washing out on the line to dry – and it doesn’t even require a laundry basket.
Leralynn, who posts on TikTok under the username @leralynn27, said that rather than emptying her washing machine into a laundry basket, she takes each item out and lays them on top of one another in a pile.
Then, the mum simply picks the pile up and throws it over her shoulder, before walking outside and quickly placing each item on the line in no time at all – without having to bend down to take items out of a basket or having to make sure any items are properly unfolded.
She wrote on the clip: “My laundry life hack that I started doing randomly one day and it is the best!”
And in the video’s caption, she added: “My laundry hack which I explain to people and they think I’m crazy! But it ACTUALLY works! Undies and socks in the dryer, big things on the line. This saves me time and bending down!”
Commenters on the video were amazed by Leralynn’s hack, with many people saying it was “so much better” than having to constantly bend down to get items out of a basket.
One person said: “That’s so much better than bending down into the basket for them!”
While another added: “My nanny taught me this! It does make a HUGE difference when it comes to hanging! Love that you shared it.”
And a third wrote: “I thought I was the only one who did this because I was too lazy to put them in a basket and then bend down every time.”
But others were less impressed, saying her method of hanging things on the line would result in “peg marks” in the middle of her clothes – although the mum insisted she’s never had that problem.
Someone said: “No to clothes folded over the line. Mum always drilled it in they don’t dry properly and leave lines on clothes, so I’m too scared to do it this way.”
As someone else wrote: “I’m cringing at the thought of all the peg marks that are going to be smack bang in the middle of the clothes!”
Before Leralynn then replied: “I’ve never had a peg mark on my clothes before. They fly away if not pegged down, no idea what you’re talking about.”