Doing laundry is just one of those things that we tend to do on auto pilot. After all, once we get into the habit of doing something, we tend to do the same thing over and over again. But, have you ever considered that there could be a more efficient or less-costly way of getting this “dirty” job done? Well, look no further than the tips below!
Ditch The Dryer Sheets
Oops, you forgot to put dryer sheets on your last shopping list and now you’re out! Now what? Crumple up a ball of aluminum foil instead. You can use the same one for 6 months! It will help your clothes dry just as fast as a dryer sheet, and also prevent static cling, too.
Leave Yourself A Note
Reading the tiny print on your clothing tags can strain even the best eyes. But if you write yourself a note, you’ll know at a glance how to prevent a laundry mishap. Use a dry erase marker to write yourself a note right on top of the washing machine. If putting that red sweater in the dryer is a big no-no, then little reminders like this can be a sweater life-saver!
No More Creases
Hangers are the world’s best invention when it comes to storing clothes, but it comes with a downside – creases. If you fold a pair of slacks over the bottom rod, then it won’t take long for a crease to develop. But, there’s a cool trick that can fix that problem for good. Use a serrated knife to cut a foam pool noodle to size, and then slip it onto the hanger.
Get Rid Of Armpit Stains
Armpit stains are super embarrassing, especially when someone else points them out to you! This is the only spot remover that you’ll want to use from now on. In a small bowl, mix together 1 teaspoon of liquid Dawn dish soap, 3 tablespoons hydrogen peroxide, and 2 tablespoons of baking soda. Scrub this mixture into the stain with a brush, and you’ll be amazed at the results!
Flat-Iron The Wrinkles
We all know that ironing your clothes will get rid of annoying wrinkles. But, did you know that a flat iron can also do the exact same thing? It’s the best traveling companion you could ever ask for. Not only is it portable, but you can achieve super straight hair and clothes with just one tool! A flat iron is also the perfect size and shape for creating crisp looking collars, too.
Have A Ball
Before tossing a mildew-covered shower curtain in the trash, try this tennis ball trick first! Put the curtain in the washing machine, along with a cup of white vinegar and a tennis ball. The vinegar works as a disinfectant, loosening the buildup that has accumulated, while the ball will help scrub it all away.
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