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Take a load off on National Laundry Day with these 16 genius Amazon hacks

These clever finds will change how you do your laundry.
Courtesy Emma Stessman

From sorting to folding, doing your laundry can feel like a pretty tedious task. That’s why many of us end up putting it off until we’re down to the last sock in our drawer.

If you're the kind of person who regularly dreads laundry day, we have good news. Amazon, which is already one of our favorite spots for finding unique and problem-solving products, is filled with solutions that can make the process of doing the wash feel like less of a chore (and, dare we say, even make it fun).

From a tool that will take your folding skills to pro-level to dryer balls that help keep your clothes wrinkle-free, here are 16 Amazon finds that will transform the way you do your laundry.

Amazon laundry products

Amazon Basics Foldable Laundry Rack

Whether you have items that need to skip the dryer or you're looking to save on energy, this collapsible laundry rack will come in handy. With over 33,000 five-star ratings, the accordion-style tool folds flat for easy storage, has multiple tiers for all your delicates and is said to hold up to 32 pounds of clothes.

Laundry Turtle Popup Laundry Hamper

Are you always dropping your freshly washed clothes on the floor? The foldable hack — new to Amazon since February — is a tool designed to help you transfer your laundry from dryer to drawers with ease. According to the brand, you simply place the hamper in the washer or dryer and rotate the drum to scoop up all of your clothes at once. It comes in two different sizes and folds up for easy carrying and storage.

The Cup Claw: Bra and Bikini Pad Removal Tool

Nothing is more tedious than fishing out a crumbled bra or bikini pad from your washer and dryer — and they always seem to lost in-between cycles, too. Enter: the Cup Claw. According to the brand, this is a hassle-free way to remove and adjust the pads. You simply wrap the ends of the pad between the clamps, squeeze, reinsert and release!

"I would highly recommend this product to any woman who uses sports bras or bathing suits often like I do," one reviewer wrote. "I keep the Cup Claw next to my dryer and it literally takes me 20 seconds and I’m done. Ladies, this product is amazing and worth every dollar!!"

Sock Locks

If you always start your laundry cycle with matching pairs of socks, only to be folding later and see you're now at an odd number, this sock lock can help. According to the brand, you just insert the pair of socks into each side of the lock and then throw it into the washing machine and dryer. The teeth of the lock will keep socks in place through the whole cycle, but won't rip holes in them, according to reviewers.

BoxLegend V3 Shirt Folding Board

Have you ever wondered how clothing stores get their shirts so perfectly folded? If we had to guess, we'd bet they use one of these folding boards. The tool makes it easy to get neatly folded shirts, towels, sweaters and more — all you have to do is place a piece of clothing onto the board and fold each of the three sections.

"Let me start off with this: I hate folding laundry," one reviewer wrote. "I absolutely hate it. I've seen this thing all over social media. I decided to try it out and OH. MY. GOSH. I freaking love it! It's super easy to use and my clothes are perfectly folded every time. As weird as it sounds, I actually look forward to folding my laundry now.

Sammart Collapsible Plastic Laundry Basket

Bulky laundry baskets can take up a lot of precious real estate in your closet. Thankfully, this one collapses down to save you space when it's not in use. Even better, the brand says that it can be used for storage, soaking laundry and even for bathing pets, so it's an all-in-one solution.

Morden MS Ironing Board Hanger Wall Mount

Say goodbye to laundry room clutter with this clever storage solution. The organizing tool has space to store your iron (and its cord) and even has hooks where you can hang an ironing board. It can also be mounted on the wall, so it's a great option for anyone who is short on floor space.

Haus Maus The Original Laundry Guard

Have you ever finished a load of laundry only to discover that all of your socks have disappeared? When this happens, more often than not, you'll find them stuck behind your washing machine or dryer. Put those days behind you with this laundry guard. The guard has a hinged design, so you can install it on one machine or both (if you have them next to each other). Once it's in place, you can sort and fold without worrying about any clothes falling into the dusty crevices behind your machines.

Kimmama Delicates Zipper Mesh Laundry Bags (Set of 2)

You can keep your delicate items from snagging or tearing in the wash with these durable laundry bags. They're made from a 100 percent polyester mesh material, that the brand says allows water and soap to flow through while preventing your items from catching on the inside of the machine. The zipper also features an automatic lock to prevent the bag from opening in the middle of a wash.

Smart Sheep Wool Dryer Balls (Set of 6)

More than 44,000 Amazon shoppers have given these dryer balls a five-star rating. One Shop TODAY writer who tried the product said the balls work just as well as traditional dryer sheets to help keep clothes wrinkle- and static-free and speed up drying time. And since the brand says they can last for more than a thousand loads, they're a sustainable and wallet-friendly swap.

Skywin Laundry Soap Station

Lifting a heavy detergent bottle can sometimes feel like quite the workout. But you can give your arms a much-needed break with this Soap Station. According to the brand, the station can fit any size bottle of detergent and comes with a strap to hold it firmly in place. Because of its slanted design, it'll help you get every last drop out of your bottle, so nothing goes to waste.

Tidy Cup Laundry Detergent and Fabric Softener Gadget

If you're looking for something a little smaller, look no further than this handy gadget. The Tidy Cup can be attached to your detergent bottle to prevent messy drips and make it easier to dispense the formula. One reviewer described it as, "one of those completely silly, cheap do-dads that you wish you had owned forever and don’t want to ever be without again."

Giantex Portable Mini Twin Tub Washing Machine

Not all of us are lucky enough to have laundry machines in our apartments or homes. And those of us who don't are all too familiar with the stressful process of lugging a basket of clothes to the laundromat every week. But when you have this machine in your space, those trips will become less necessary. The portable machine features two tubs: one for spin washing and another for spin-drying. And according to the brand, it can wash up to 11 pounds of clothes at a time. It's a popular choice, with more than 7,500 five-star ratings, and while the company says it's great for apartments or homes, you can also use it in an RV or dorm room.

Amazon Basics 3-Bag Laundry Hamper Sorter Basket

This hamper has three removable bags, so you can sort your clothes as you go — and save yourself the extra step on laundry day! Place it in your bedroom and remove a single bag when it's time to wash or wheel it into your laundry room to save yourself a few trips back and forth.

BESy Stainless Steel Retractable Clothesline

Don't have the floor space for a bulky drying rack? This retractable clothesline can be mounted on your wall and used to hang dry leggings, blouses and other delicate items. The line can extend just over nine feet and comes in multiple color options, including antique brass and matte black, to seamlessly blend in with your space.

Wad-Free for Bed Sheets

One Shop TODAY writer called the Wad-Free for Bed Sheets "the ultimate hack for washing and drying sheets," and it's not hard to see why. The easy-to-use trays feature four slots, each of which can be attached to the corners of a standard or fitted sheet. By separating the corners, it prevents the sheets from wrinkling, twisting and balling up in the washing machine and dryer (and helps reduce the number of items that get stuck in the sheets and don't dry properly).

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