10 Laundry Hacks Everyone Should Know

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Washing clothes is one of the tasks every one of us needs to do weekly. It’s amazing to know that there are tips and tricks that we can use to make our work easier and faster, so I am sharing with you these 10 laundry hacks everyone should know by Joy Home Remedies that I found on Youtube. Use some of these next time you wash your clothes and see if they actually work. You can watch the video below for the instructions and detailed explanation of each hack.




1. Apply shaving cream to stains before you wash your clothes

Shaving cream is whipped soap. Its foamy texture allows it to go down into the fibers of the cloth and remove stains that a regular liquid soap can not do. Apply a small amount of shaving cream to the stained part of the fabric and gently work it in. Let the foam sit for about 5 minutes before washing. This is best for oil-stained clothes.


2. Add salt to your clothes to prevent the colors from fading

Keep your bright-colored clothes from fading with this simple trick. Just add 1/2 cup of salt to your laundry. This works by binding with the dye in the fabric which prevents it from being washed out during the rinse cycle.


3. Try using vinegar as a natural fabric softener

Vinegar can be a natural alternative to fabric softeners. It doesn’t leave any residue and can works just as well as commercial softeners do. There are also benefits when you use this product for your clothes. Vinegar is acidic and it helps break down laundry detergent. This will make rinsing your clothes easier especially if you are using hard water. The scent can’t be appealing, but you can mask the smell using a few drops of essential oil.


4. Use aluminum foil to remove static cling

Get rid of static clink by stuffing a ping pong-sized wad of aluminum foil into the dryer. Its conductive properties help dissipate the static electricity that causes clothes to stick together.

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5. Instead of using bleach, try baking soda and peroxide

White clothing tends to lose its brightness, especially around the armpit area. Bleach is a powerful stain remover but it can damage the fibers of your clothes. A gentler alternative is a mixture of baking soda and peroxide.


6. Dry clothes faster using a towel

If you need to dry your clothes quickly, throw a clean dry one into your clothes. The towel will help pull the moisture out of your clothes.


7. Freshen up your clothes with vodka

Use a 50-50 mixture of water and vodka, to kill odor-causing bacteria. This leaves no scent itself once it evaporates.


8. Use ice cubes in the dryer to get rid of wrinkles

When you don’t have time to iron your clothes, throw a few ice cubes in the dryer with them.

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9. Reverse a shrunken sweater using conditioner

Soak the shrunken garment in a solution of water and a bit of hair conditioner to restore your clothes to their original size. But this won’t work if your garment has been washed several times or if it’s made with old or cheap materials.


10. Don’t forget to clean your washing machine

It’s important to clean your washing machine every week and remove the buildup so your clothes will look and smell great.



10 Laundry Hacks Everyone Should Know

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