8 Unusual Laundry Tips We Wish We Knew Earlier

10 months ago

You might be wondering what could be so challenging about washing clothes in a washer. However, every now and then, we encounter less-than-ideal outcomes, such as shirts still being dirty or favorite T-shirts developing holes. Additionally, washing machines may inexplicably break down. To save time, money, and extend the lifespan of your clothes, consider these helpful tips.

Check the condition of the drum.

The washing machine that doesn’t work properly can result in holes in your clothes. A nylon stocking or sock can help you figure out whether the machine is the culprit.

Run it around the inside of the empty drum. If the stocking is not torn, the washing machine does not make holes and does not tear clothes. If it is torn, you should call an engineer.

Add dishwasher detergent to the drum.

If stubborn stains have become a headache on your clothes, and you’re unsure how to tackle them, consider giving dishwasher detergent a try. This powerful cleaning agent has been known to work wonders and can make your garments look as good as new. However, exercise caution, as there is a risk of damaging the fabric if not used properly.

Utilize the benefits of microfiber.

Lint is gray “fluff” that is especially noticeable on dark clothes. The reason why it appears are small fibers that separate from one garment and settle on the surface of another.

A small microfiber cloth will help you get rid of lint. Add it into the drum and start washing, and during the drying process the lint will stick to the cloth.

Add mouthwash to the drum.

To clean the drum from bacteria and germs, you can use a simple and affordable remedy — mouthwash. This product that is designed to make our breath fresh can easily remove unpleasant odors from the drum of the washing machine. You just need to pour the mouthwash into the empty drum and run one wash cycle.

Save your white clothes after washing them with the red item.

Occasionally, you might find a red sock mysteriously mingling with your white clothes, causing them to take on a pinkish tint. However, don’t worry, as there’s a solution. Just soak the affected clothes in a mild bleach solution for about 15 minutes, wash them afterward, and repeat the process if necessary. Your clothes will be back to their pristine white state in no time.

Clean the detergent drawer.

To clean the drawer from dirt and bacteria, you need to put 2 cups of white vinegar and about 20 drops of essential oil into it, and then run a wash cycle. You can also use tea tree essential oil which has antifungal properties.

Put hair curlers into the washer.

Pet owners are no strangers to the struggle of dealing with fur on clothes, as the tiny hairs seem to pierce through like needles. But fear not, there’s a popular life hack that might just save the day! Simply toss some hair curlers into the washing machine, and voilà, they can work wonders in collecting a significant amount of fur.

Wash delicates in a salad spinner.

This convenient kitchen gadget proves to be equally useful for your laundry, especially for delicate items that require gentle handwashing. Just place your bras and other delicate clothing into the strainer, wet them under the tap, and then add some detergent before spinning. Allow them to sit for 10 minutes, and then rinse thoroughly under the tap to remove any soap residue.

Sometimes, the solution to a problem comes to us randomly and unexpectedly. As strange as some life-enhancing hacks may seem, they manage to pull it off effectively.


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