Springtime cottage knows that it is never a simple task to get laundry done, although there are some of us who like to take on the challenges of making stains disappear, there are others of us who dread laundry time- we sometimes procrastinate and if it has to be done we want to get it done in the shortest possible time so we can get on with our lives.
So here are some of the best laundry hacks to make cleaning clothes feel more like a breeze. There are more to come but for now, see if these few are of any help and let us know in the comment section.
Learn While You Work
When doing laundry, use the time to listen to audiobooks and podcasts. The time will fly so fast you won’t even notice. Oh, music will definitely give you the kicks for the occasion also.
If ketchup or any tomato sauce spills on your clothes wet the area and soap it with laundry detergent, place it in the sun and that stain will be gone in no time.
Socks In The Mix-Separately
The best way to wash when you have socks in the mix is to separate them in a mesh laundry bag so they will be easier to sort when the laundry is completed. This is such a clever to make washing much easier.
Get that Ink Out
If you have an ink stain on your clothes, use hairspray to get it out if you can reach the hand sanitizer first- use it, it works just as well. Just place some in the marked area, wait 15 minutes and wash as normal.
Grass Stain Remover
How did grass stains get in your clothes? You may ask your little one who was playing with friends in the grass. He looks up at you as if he has no clue but is so sorry for the mess.
You can just smile from deep down as hydrogen peroxide is here to help with a little dish soap. Measure a tablespoon of dish soap and a teaspoon of hydrogen peroxide. Combine both and apply to the stain and let soak 20 minutes.
Easy Oil Stain Remover
If you have oil stains on clothes, you could put baby powder or rub chalk on them the night before. It will soak up all the grease.
Combat Red Wine Stain
Use club soda, salt, or milk, to remove freshly spilled red wine. Just blot up excess liquid and wet the area with the club soda. wait a few moments and wipe away with a dry cloth.
Replace Fabric Softener
White vinegar is great for replacing expensive fabric softener. Just pour in about 1/2 cup of vinegar in the washer when washing.
Remove Armpit Stains
Get rid of armpit stains with baking soda and lemon juice. Cut a lemon and squeeze it onto the stain, sprinkle a little baking soda and rub the mixture in. Let the shirt to sit out in the sun for extra stain-removing power. For tough stains, create a paste of baking soda and water and employ to the stain. Let it sit in the sun for about an hour before tossing it into the wash.
Prevent Jeans from fading
Jeans pants make a cute casual fashion statement, however, they tend to lose some of the dark shade every time they are washed. Besides they are also one of the more costly pieces of clothing so we want to maintain their new look for as long as possible. Try adding a 1/2 cup of white vinegar to the final rinse cycle of your laundry.
Prevent clothes from running
Have you ever bought colored clothe and the color keeps fading? Or when you place it in the water it changes the color of the water by virtue of the dye running out. Use one cup of salt in the wash water to prevent this from happening.
Get wrinkles out
Place a few ice cubes in your dryer with wrinkled clothing. As the heat from your dryer melts the ice cubes, steam is released to help rid your clothes of wrinkles.
Dryer sheet replacement
Replace dryer sheets for laundry with pieces of towel soaked in fabric softener and put to dry, they can take up to three days to dry properly. They must be dried properly before they are placed in your dryer.
Dry clothes faster
If you want to dry your clothes much faster and save on some electricity, place a dry towel in the dryer along with the wet clothes.
Use a reminder
Place a sticky note pad on the dryer with appropriate notes to remind you which clothes not to put in it.