Cut your laundry time in half!
This may sound odd, but it works so well for me I had to share. Like many people, my washer & dryer are in the basement. One day I got sick of schlepping all my laundry up and down the stairs, so I put a few dressers in the laundry area. I trash picked them. They didn't need to be pretty, just clean. Now I keep all my clothes, towels and bedding right next to the washing machine. I come home from work and go right downstairs to slip into my comfy clothes. The dirty clothes come off and either go right in the washer or in the pile right beside it. When I empty the dryer, I hang the clothes on a long copper pipe a attached to the ceiling right next to the dryer or fold them and put them in the "new" dressers. I even put a shoe rack down there. My bedroom has been neat and dirty laundry-free ever since. Plus I gained storage space in my dressers and closet in my room for other things. No more piles of dirty clothes looking at me waiting to be carried downstairs. Woo-Hoo! Now what am I supposed to do with all these laundry baskets? :)