We’ve all been there. Who hasn’t pulled something out of the dryer that has shrunk three sizes, or found a favorite item accidentally dyed a different color? Read below for some tips to strengthen and simplify your laundry game:
Throw A Wad Of Aluminum Foil In The Dryer
Wad up a large sheet of aluminum foil and toss into the dryer with your wet clothes. The foil ball acts as a dryer sheet, lasting for months before you need to switch to a new aluminum ball.
Use Vinegar To Soften Tough Fabrics
The vinegar from your pantry not only helps soften even the stingiest of fabrics, it can also get rid of lingering odors while acting as an antibacterial.
Use Chalk To Get Out Grease Stains
Rubbing a little chalk into the stain before tossing an item in the wash will soak up every pesky grease issue, from lipstick to bacon!
Throw Ice Cubes In The Dryer To Get Rid Of Wrinkles
As long as you don’t use too many ice cubes, throw a few in and run the dryer on the hottest setting for wrinkle-free results. Just be sure to not overcrowd the dryer for best results.
Add Salt To Keep Colors From Running
The chloride found in salt helps protect vibrant colors and keeps them from fading too fast in the wash.
Remove Ink Stains With Hairspray
The alcohol found in both hairspray and hand sanitizer can act as a powerful solvent. After saturating the stain with either product, allow it to sit for at least 10 minutes and then throw it into the wash as usual.
Boil Lemons To Brighten Dull Whites
A tried and true tip for reviving dingy white clothes: toss sliced lemons into a pot full of water and bring to a boil, then turn off the heat and add your clothing items. Let them soak for an hour and then wash as usual.
Use Baking Soda And Vinegar To Clean The Washer
Most importantly, you can’t forget that all of the grime that you’re rinsing off can leave some lingering ickiness in your machine. Run an empty load with baking soda and vinegar to refresh your washer.
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