Try these Brilliant Laundry Hacks That Make Life Easier! Believe it or not… these simple little hacks actually work and they are so easy & inexpensive!
Doing the laundry is one household chore that a lot of people dread. It takes a lot of time and energy. All of the sorting, stain checks and treatment, washing, drying, folding, ironing, and putting away, seems like an endless task. Then you find stains that are impossible to remove, or things that fade, or even shrink making it all exhausting and aggravating. Many laundry problems can easily be avoided with a few tricks. Here are a few brilliant laundry hacks to make your life easier and take less time.
- Use white bread to blot out a lipstick stain, especially on white shirts. Cut the crust off the bread, roll it into a ball, then blot the stain. Any lipstick stain that remains should then come out easily in the wash.
- Remove even the worst ink, or haircolor stain using hairspray or a hand sanitizer. Just spray any hairspray or hand sanitizer onto the affected area, wait for about 10 minutes, then wash as normal.
- Hand soap and cold water can wash out blood stains. If the blood stain is still wet, you can wash it using hand soap and cold water. If the stain is dry, hydrogen peroxide works best.
- Get rid of grease stains using chalk. Rub a stick of chalk onto the greasy stain. The powder from the chalk will absorb the oil. You can wash it normally after.
- Can’t stand hearing tennis shoes banging around in the dryer? Tie the laces together and then hang them over the door and close it so the shoes are inside and the laces are hanging outside. Viola! No more loud clanking.
- Replace dryer sheets with aluminum foil. If you are done with your laundry load but you’re out of dryer sheets, check your kitchen cabinets for aluminum foil. Bundle up the aluminum foil and use it as a dryer sheet. It’s also reusable for up to six months.
- Never misplace a sock again by using a mesh bag. Fill a mesh bag with all the dirty socks you have then throw them into the washer.
- Dry your clothes faster by adding a fluffy towel into your load during the first 15 minutes of the drying cycle.
- Soften even the toughest fabrics with vinegar. Throw a cup of vinegar in your load. Not only does it soften the fabric of the clothes, it can also get rid of any lingering odors and kills bacteria.
- To keep fabric colors from running, add salt. The chloride from salt protects the vibrancy of the colors. It also keeps the colors from fading.
- Revive your whites with boiled lemons. If you have dingy white clothes, toss a few slices of lemon into a pot and bring them to a boil. Add the solution (including the water) to your white clothes. Let them soak for about an hour and wash as normal.
- Dry comforters and blankets faster by adding a tennis ball. Drying comforters, pillows, and bedding can take too much time, especially if you have really thick ones. Add two to three tennis balls to the dryer. This trick will not only let them stay fluffy, it can also cut the drying time in half.
- Clean the washer with baking soda and vinegar. These two kitchen regulars rinse off any lingering dirt in your washing machine. It also refreshes your washer and dryer.
- If you would like your clothing with less wrinkles you can get rid of a good amount of them quickly by adding ice cubes into your dryer. Leave them in there for just about 15 minutes. It’s really cool because the ice melts and a steam happens that helps get rid of those pesky wrinkles!
- Here’s a little hack if you enjoy a touch of a fresh scent and enjoy a better nights sleep! Simply add about 5 drops of Lavender Essential Oil to the rinse cycle while doing you sheets. (Lavender increases slow-wave sleep which is instrumental for relaxing muscles. It also offers calming properties.)
Washing your clothes doesn’t need to be a boring household chore. With these brilliant hacks, you’re not only cutting the time in half, you’re also ensuring that your clothes are well-taken care of.
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