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06/28/2013 02:00 pm ET

15 Laundry Tips For When You'd Rather Be Doing Something Else (PHOTOS)

Doing the laundry does not rank high on the list of things we'd like to do with our weekends. We'd rather do something -- anything -- else with our free time. So the fact that we often spend a Saturday morning dealing with a pile of dirty clothes from the week just makes us a little angry. Or, it sends the lazier among us to buy new clothes, just to buy a little extra time away from the washing machine.

But that idea is just procrastination, not a real solution. That's why we've rounded up fifteen tips that'll actually help you do something about that mess, without wasting a single second. Here they are:

1. Install a hanging rod above your washer and dryer for fast, wrinkle-free drying.

2. Put your detergents and cleaning products in marked jars. There's no reason your laundry room can't be pretty, too.

3. Stack your washer and dryer to give yourself extra room for storage.

4. Separate. Separate. Separate.

5. Take advantage of vertical space with a clever wall organizing unit so you never misplace your supplies or tools.

6. Hang cute art with these helpful laundering symbols and stain tricks so you always know how to get it right.

7. Install an in-drawer ironing board that tucks away when it's not in use.

8. Put these slim drawers in between the machines so everything you need is at-hand.

9. Wash your socks in these mesh bags so you never lose a mate.

10. But if one escapes you, hang the lone sock so you'll keep an eye out for its companion.

11. Don't have a lot of space? Hang a drying rack overhead.

12. Or better yet, use a retractable drying line.

13. Instead of drawers, add slats to hang pants for that perfect crease.

14. Do you want your shirts looking great too? Use this handy folding board as a guide.

15. Don'y worry about stretching with these stacked sweater dryers.

Click through our slideshow to learn nine more ways to make your laundry room more relaxing and efficient, so laundry day will no longer be the most dreaded day of the week.

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