Most of us keep up with the cleaning of our bathrooms, kitchens, and bedrooms but often leave laundry to the last because we are overwhelmed at the magnitude of it. From stains under arms to grease stains, to organizing the laundry it is all so much.
I’ve garnered many tips from experts over time and implemented them to save me time and to help you get over your sense of overwhelm, and compiled the best and easiest to get you started on the road to maintaining, organizing and overall saving time and money. Be sure to let me know what you already do that helps you!
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Add Salt to The Washer
Did you know you should add salt to the wash? According to laundry experts, over time your clothes will get discolored from many washes. Simply adding a pinch of salt to your wash cycle will keep your clothes lasting longer due to the chloride found in salt. This will keep your colors bright and prevent fading.
Underarm Stain Removal
We all get those stubborn underarm stains and many think their shirts or blouses are ruined. But by simply making a mixture of equal parts lemon and water and scrubbing the acid content will remove most stubborn set in stains.
This may seem so simple and logical but simply having a laundry station and sorting laundry in multiple hampers as it’s used will save so much time. Separate colors from whites, separate towels, and even jeans. I also have one that is marked stains so everyone knows to place anything needing treatment in that basket. If you are on a budget, this can be done inexpensively with Dollar Tree laundry baskets.
did you know if you rub chalk on grease stains, whether food or car related, that the chalk powder absorbs the grease and removes the stain in your normal wash? No more messy, grease-stained clothing!
Most of you have probably heard this trick but may not have tried it yet. A little hand sanitizer or hairspray applied to an ink stain and allow to rest for a bit and washed as normal will remove pesky ink stains due to its alcohol content.
Clean the Washer
Protect your expensive investment of a washer by keeping it clean and maintained. Fill your washer as normal, on the longest, highest load and hottest setting for your machine. Simply add 1 quart of white vinegar and 1 cup of baking soda to the cycle. This inexpensive mixture will clean and disinfect and keep it and your clothes lasting longer.
These tips from laundry experts are sure to help you maintain your clothes and expensive machines longer. If these helped you, or you have some tips I should add, please let me know! I love hearing from my readers!
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