Another laundry day. That means another day of separating clothes, realizing you don’t have enough quarters or detergent, heading to the store to buy it, the list goes on and on. From missing socks to soaking wet clothes, laundry day can truly be a pain. However, there are more than a few laundry hacks that can help save the day! Read on to discover them…
Keep It Separated
Of course, this rule makes a lot of sense, throughout the washing process. However, you can start before the washing process! First, make separate bins for black, white, and colored clothes. Different containers will make the process much faster, as all the clothes are already in correct batches for the laundry day.
Next, don’t forget to buy a lot of mesh bags! They are a considerable revolution for anybody who washes many different family members’ clothes in one load. You can separate clothes for every family member or simply use a bag to keep all your socks together.
Make Wrinkles Vanish
Took a shirt out of the dryer, and it’s too wrinkly? There’s a solution without ironing and burning yourself! One of the most straightforward laundry hacks would be to throw some ice cubes in the dryer after drying the clothes. Naturally, the steam will de-wrinkle your clothes. You can also hang the outfit in question while you shower, once again letting the steam go to work.
Unfortunately, if there are a lot of garments, these hacks won’t work. In this case, don’t be lazy and hang the clothes after drying them!
Stains? Not A Problem
Kids spilled a drink, dog tugged too hard in the yard, or someone felt sick after the pea soup – there are so many ways clothes can end up stained. Some people think that there’s no way to get rid of these stains, but there are a few simple steps that anyone can follow when a stain happens to minimize the damage. If the stains are set into the fabric, try using dish soap, hydrogen peroxide, and a little bit of scrubbing. You’d be surprised what this combo can get out of even the whitest whites.
Is the stain something more on the surface, like an oil or lipstick? Well, no worries! Believe it or not, bread will help to get these types of stains out quickly. Simply roll the ball up into a scoop and use it to remove the lipstick, mud, or whatever is stuck to your shirt or pants!
Drying the Laundry
While drying clothes, remember that an electric dryer is a lot harsher on all the shirts and skirts. Want them to last longer? Dry them outside, in the sun, if possible. The UV rays coming will naturally disinfect leftover water and moisture, making the clothes fresher than ever. Also, if there are any stains left from washing the garments, sun rays can actually bleach them out! So, in case there’s a piece of clothing you genuinely cherish – don’t let it get into the dryer!
We talked about using detergents a lot, but, of course, not all of them smell great. Instead, use some essential oils like lavender and citrus ones to keep the smell away. Happy laundry day!
Sources: CheatSheet, Icepop.