If you live in a big city, you know that space comes at a premium. With pint-sized apartments, one of the first luxuries that has to go is the washer and dryer. While that allows you to keep valuable apartment square footage, it does mean regular trips to the laundry mat (such as South Street Laundromat). If you hate lugging around huge jars of laundry detergent and bags of clothing, here are some ways to condense your luggage weight and possibly your expenditures on laundry day.
Stuff a rucksack
Known as the official military backpack style, ruck sacks are backpacks that are slightly sturdier. Instead of carrying around a laundry basket or even a rolling tote, purchase a large backpack for your laundry. Pack the laundry down into the rucksack and put it on your back. Carrying the laundry on your back will help to evenly distribute the weight. You will also not have to be weighed down by a shoulder bag, nor will you have issues trying to drag your large luggage onto a public train or a bus.
Use pods and tablets
A huge jug of laundry detergent does not bode well with minimalist laundry. One of the best methods for paring down your cleaning agents are to use detergent pods. With detergent tablets, you can carry only as many as you need inside of a baggie or even inside of your pocket. Another thing that you can condense are your whitening needs. Instead of a liquid, choose the powder form and take a little bit at a time. Dryer sheets, laundry pods, and powder whitener weigh a lot less when you can take them with you in tiny doses inside of your pocket.
Tuck and roll
Once your clothing has been freshly laundered, you may think that folding the clothing is the only method to get it back home. One of the best things to do are to iron your laundry at the laundry mat, then roll the clothing tightly. Iron then roll each item individually, and tuck them back into your ruck sack. This will help to keep the clothing wrinkle free and allow you to fit all of the clothing, linens, and towels that you brought with you. Once you return home, you can either refold or keep your clothing rolled inside of your drawers. Rolling can also help to conserve space inside of your tiny apartment, giving you the option of a smaller dresser and more square footage for the fun stuff.