Let’s face it — most of us do not really enjoy doing laundry. Some of us do. But many of us wished we could spend less time on our laundry.

Here are 5 things you may not have known about your laundry that can help you save time.

The first thing to know is that not all of your clothes, towels, and other items in need of cleaning can be washed together. An easy way to save time is to pre-sort your laundry or utilize a laundry sorter, to group your different loads of laundry together.

Also, obtain and use a stain chart. Believe me this can help you effectively diagnose a solution to the next stain on your clothing. And stains are an unavoidable part of life.

Fabric softener or a half cup of vinegar in each load of laundry can help your clothes come out with less wrinkles, plus it can help prevent stretching or fading.

Next, develop a weekly laundry schedule. Life is busy for all of us, so organizing your time can help keep you on top of the laundry so you don’t need to worry about a load of laundry at the last minute.

And lastly, always make sure you are on top of the essentials to do a load of laundry — clothespins, laundry detergent, clothesline spaces, or anything else you need.