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10 Essential Laundry Tricks and Tips!

Everybody wants to put on clean and neat clothes, but when it comes to washing them, idleness comes in. We all want to appear neat in front of our friends and bounce freely to any occasion with a new cloth, but nobody is interested in washing them after. Don’t take it as a burden – we are perfectly aware of this and therefore we have come up with some tricks over time to speed up this laborious task.

Essential Laundry Tricks and Tips

Take a look at these 10 essential laundry tricks and tips to make your clothes look new like never before.

#1 Get Rid of Smells

Have a kid who likes leaving sweaty clothes in a locker for months? Grab two old deodorizer standbys. First, add ½ cup baking soda to 4 litres of water and pre-soak any stinky washable items for about 120 minutes. Then, as you wash in the machine, add ½ cup of white vinegar to the rinse cycle.

#2 Make Your White Whiter

Do your white T-shirts seem to go greyish? White socks look filthy no matter how many times they’re washed? Consider one of these tried and trusted washing methods to make your white stay whiter.

  • Soak in a solution of 4 litres of water and 180g bicarbonate of soda.
  • Soak in hot water containing 5 aspirin tablets (325mg each). Add 240ml white vinegar to the washing machine’s rinse cycle.

#3 Let Dark Remain Darker

Don’t wait till your black clothes get faded. Here is what you can apply.

  • For blacks, add 2 cups of festered coffee to the rinse cycle.
  • For dark colours like navy blue, add 1 cup of table salt to the rinse cycle.

#4 Make Use of Soap Dispensers

Hang soap dispensers on your laundry room wall in a stylish way to get your detergent easily, and keep the chemicals away from your little ones.

#5 Create Laundry Wall Space

Crowded laundry room discouraging you? Add towel bars to the wall to quickly give yourself some usable space.

#6 Hang Stinky Clothes

If something TRULY stinks before it goes in the washer, hang it rather than throwing it on the laundry stack; this will spoil its shape and make the smell worse.

#7 Create Starch Replacements

No need to rush to the store to get starch to stiffen your shirt collars or restore the body to shapeless clothing. Prepare yours by pouring 2 cups of water into a jar and adding 2 tablespoons of corn-starch. Screw the container lid firmly and shake well. Now pour the solution into a spray jar for use when ironing.

#8 Improvise

No clothes dryer sheet to talk about? Use a messed up piece of aluminium foil! On top of that, you can use this foil for no less than few cycles!

#9 Avoid Clothing Crumples

If you have a drying stand, you already know that wrinkle marks can be left on your any clothes you hang over the bars. To prevent this, cut a length of pool noodle to hang your clothes over and bid farewell to creased clothes once and for all.

#10 Get That Professional Fold

Now, this one isn’t a necessary hack, but it’s cool if you want to fold your clothes neatly- just as they do at the store! All you have to do is take a sheet of cardboard and cut the width of your shirts up to about half the length. Then you just use the cardboard to do the folding!

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