Whether you love doing laundry, or you see it as the worst chore ever, these unusual laundry hacks could be game-changing for you.
To make laundry day even easier, make sure you have all these things in your laundry room. It’ll help you save oodles of time!
10 LAUNDRY HACKS
- Cola gets rid of blood stains.
Everyone should keep a bottle of cola in their laundry room. Soak a blood-stained fabric in it and watch the stain fade away.
- Artificial sweetener gets out grease.
There is nothing quite as aggravating as finding a spot of grease on your favourite shirt.
From pizza grease to bacon grease and everything in between, a sprinkle of an artificial sweetener will remove it.
Blot, blot, blot until the evidence of your French fry addiction is gone!
- Shampoo is just the thing for ring around the collar.
It will make short order of the body oils that have collected around the collar of your shirt.
- Dryer sheets are not necessarily the best solution for clingy clothes.
You can use a balled up piece of aluminium foil in the dryer to get rid of static. It really works!
- This is how you can stop folding socks.
Every member of the family needs their own lingerie bag so that they can put all their dirty socks inside.
The bag goes through the wash and the dryer without losing a single sock.
Even better, it keeps all those socks together so that when it comes out of the dryer, you can give it back to the owner so they can put them away.
- A clean, dry towel shortens drying time.
Always pop one in with the laundry you put in the dryer. It soaks up water and makes the time you have to dry much shorter.
Tip: Don’t use a white towel. It might leave fuzz all over your clothes.
- Salt saves.
It’s awful to have gorgeous new clothes only to have the washer fade the colours. Ugh!
Try adding a half cup of salt to the wash to help minimize fading.
- Vinegar over dryer sheets for towels.
Dryer sheets aren’t doing any favours for your towels. They sort of destroy their absorbency.
It’s best to wash your towels with vinegar that you’ve put in the fabric softener cup. Towels definitely don’t need dryer sheets.
- Use your washer as a whiteboard.
If your kids are old enough to do their own laundry, you can leave them notes on the lid of the washing machine to remind them what goes together and what temperature to use.
Pick up a marker that easily wipes off a whiteboard and you’re all set.
- Asprin for Whites
Throw in a handful of Aspirin with your next load of whites instead of using bleach. The Aspirin will help to remove yellow sweat stains and brighten up all of your clothing.
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