Photo by mali maeder from Pexels household laundry hacks
Life hacks have been the rage for years now. Household ones are among the most widely used since it helped many a homemaker survive the woes of chores.
Laundry hacks are among the most widely used for obvious reasons. The materials that can be used can just be found in anyone’s pantry!
So what are these products that can make laundry washing easier? Let’s have a quick rundown of the most common ones:
1. Rubbing Alcohol
For a leather enthusiast, this product is the holy of holies. But beyond cleaning leather, rubbing alcohol can also be used to lift ink stains!
This kind of mess is among the toughest to remove. The liquid can easily seep in the fibres between clothes!
Yet when ink-stained fabrics soak in alcohol, the ink chemicals loosen up. Do this for 10 minutes to an hour, and when the ink fades away, you can then wash the clothing as usual.
More than making food tastier and smell even better, vinegar makes clothes look brighter. Many people choose vinegar rather than bleach since it doesn’t have additives that may damage the fabric.
Many people also use it so that bad smells will also go away. We have tons of articles featuring ways you can use vinegar for that purpose!
However, it is important to use distilled white vinegar. Using other variants may not work as it might stain your clothes rather than help in their upkeep.
3. Tennis Balls
We said in our article on how to clean pillows that tennis balls to agitate the pillows and encourage drying in the dryer. You can also do this method for towels, bedsheets, and blankets!
Why, you might ask? This will encourage the moisture to get out even better and prevent nasty smells and microorganism build-up within the fabric fibres. It will also make whatever you are washing a bit lighter and fluffier too.
4. Aluminum Foil
Speaking of dryers, it is essential for a user of the said machine to have a stock of fabric softener to keep clothes soft to touch. Unfortunately, a bottle can only have so much
It isn’t too far off that people would forget buying new stocks for this chemical. A good alternative for this is using aluminum foil crumpled up into balls.
Simply toss it in the dryer along with your fabrics and let it go. By the time you’re done, everything will feel as soft and comfy as ever.
Oh, and did we mention you can use an aluminum ball for up to six months? Now that’s economical!
5. Baking Soda
Everybody knows that baking soda has many purposes aside from baking. But did you know that it can also be used for your laundry?
If you spent your day cleaning your car, grease would no doubt be all over your clothes. Pre-treating any kind of oily stuff with a combination of baking soda and water is sure to clear out all of the nasties on your fabrics.
You can also opt to soak it for hours if you feel like the stain is too tough for the usual 15-minute soak.
6. Call for Backup
The ultimate life hack is, of course, to ring your local laundry shop. Singapore residents have the privilege of having us on the island, and thus avail of our affordable services!
We professionally clean (almost) any kind of fabric and those who are tired from work can have their laundry picked up and delivered. So when you can no longer spare time for either traditional laundry washing or even for the life hacks, we do the work for you!