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.
Saving Time drying is a real plus… not only does it save us time but it saves money and it this hack is so simple… just add a dry towel to the load. It absorbs a ton of extra moisture and lowers the drying time! EZ PZ!
You don’t have to spend tons of extra money on products that promote that they stop fading from happening. All you h ave to do is put a tablespoon or two of Kosher Salt to the wash cycle. It’s a quick… easy… budget friendly was to stop fading and having your wardrobe look new longer!
If you don’t have the time to iron your clothes… this little hack will help with day to day items. Make a solution of 2 cups of water… 1 tsp of hair conditioner… and a tablespoon and 1/2 of white vinegar and put it into a spray bottle. Shake well. Then spray this solution on to the items you would like to have wrinkles removed from until they are a little bit damp. Then stretch the material until the wrinkles smooth out. Of course it won’t be perfect but it will be good.
If you happen to have a shirt… a pair of pants or whatever that you think you can get another wear out of and you are not too sure of the smell… simply fill up a spray bottle of cheap vodka and give the piece a light spray… VOILA… Fresh!
Do you happen to have a Salad Spinner that hasn’t been spinning lately? Well you know those special small pieces that have to be hand washed? The Spinner is perfect… you can add the piece with a bit of water and the cleaner of your choice… laundry detergent…etc… and spin and spin to gently clean… then rinse… then put the piece back in a dry spinner and spin for a bit and dry! Makes things so much easier!
Most people don’t like to fold clothes… I think we can all agree on that (well except maybe Marie Condo)! The key to easier folding is to do it as soon as the items come out of the dryer. The biggest benefit is is that you won’t have to do it later and more clothes will not accumulate.
You know those nasty sweat stains that you get around the color and in the underarm area? Well try pre-treating them with a dab of baby shampoo and soak for about 45 minutes before you turn on the washing machine. It makes such a wonderful difference.
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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