Laundry is not one of the most fun things to do on earth but it doesn’t have to suck or to be dreadful all the time. To be honest, it’s one of the most hated house chores because it never-ending and once you think you are caught up after a day or two there is still more to be done. Your laundry pile may never disappear but with these DIY laundry hacks, you don’t have to spend the whole day doing laundry.
With these 13 DIY laundry hacks, you will be looking forward to laundry days. Laundry will no longer be a burden for you and you save lots of time and money.
1.Add Lavender Oil to Linens
The house of smiths has one of the most amazing laundry hacks that involves you adding lavender oils to linens. Now days you can use essential oil in almost everything because they have some magic. They make things better. Adding lavender oils to the linens gives them an extra fresh smelling scent that also promotes a better nights sleep.
2. The no stress laundry system
Sometimes we have so much going on and sorting out laundry before washing is the last thing you want to be doing. Org junkie has a great tip of using vinegar to ensure that your colors don’t run. Vinegar is a magic detergent when it comes to any sort of cleaning. You simply add a half cup of vinegar to each load and your clothes will be fine.
3. Use aluminum foil as a dry sheet.
One of the best laundry hacks from budget savvy diva that will help you save money. No more spending money on dryer sheets. It’s reusable as well. The same small ball can be used for about 6 months. You just take aluminum foil, ball it up, and place it in the dryer with wet clothes.
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4. Vinegar Laundry Hacks
When it comes to laundry hacks vinegar is a gem. It’s one of those must have things in any household. Check out this list from Ask Anna on the amazing things that vinegar can do such as removing odor, softening fabric, preventing color bleeding, removing stains and more.
5. Use chalk to remove grease stains from clothing
Who knew chalk could be used for anything else apart from coloring? No one love having those greasy stains on the clothes, right? Instead of using all the extra laundry detergent to pre-treat the stain, using chalk is the best solution for you. Rub the chalk into the grease stain and the chalk powder will absorb all the grease. Then wash the cloth.
Thanks apartment therapy for this laundry tip which work wonders on the stains such as lipstick and bacon grease.
6. DIY reusable dryer sheets
Ever wanted to throw some wet clothes into the dryer only to realize you didn’t have any dryer sheets remaining? Annoying right? You will for sure love this laundry hack from The mamas girls. Make your own dry sheets that are reusable and super affordable. Costs about $5 for the material you need.
7. Ironing entertainment
Do you have that TV show, book or podcast you have been trying to get to but never have time? Well thrifty little mom is coming through with laundry tip that will make ironing fun and time will actually pass fast. Since ironing doesn’t require mental strength you can actually do it when you are listening to your favorite podcast.
8. Use a sorting hamper
This laundry tip from life’s carousel is awesome. Not only does this hack keep your laundry organized it also speeds up the laundry process. She recommends using a laundry sorter with 2 or more sections. This helps you to separate the clothes accordingly. As you put your laundry in the hamper you are able to sort it out then rather than rushing at last minute. It also keep the laundry room clean without any colors down. This simple double laundry hamper is great for that.
9. Add a dry towel to the dryer
Another great tip from Life’s carousel that will will help your dryer work more effectively. Putting a large dry towel in your wet clothes will dry them faster. The towel helps to absorb moisture meaning you won’t have a big lump going round. It’s also a great way to reduce your electric bill.
10. How to remove deodorant build up on dark clothes.
Have you noticed that some dark colored clothes often get deodorant build up even after repeated washes. This simple laundry trick from frugally blonde will help you solve the problem. First turn your cloth inside out, then dip into the mixture of dawn dish soap, water and baking soda making sure that all the armpit stains soak up some of the mixture.
11. Remove cooking oil from clothes
Most of us know how stubborn and annoying these cooking oil stains are. You will love hack from frugally blonde. You simply lay out the clothes with cooking oil, then add a drop or two of dish soap to each of the oil stains. Make sure you use a dish soap that has a grease fighter. Once you have covered all the stains let the clothes sit for a couple of hours then wash them. This dish soap is perfect for this trick.
12. How to unshrink your clothes
It’s a bumper to find out that an item like a dress has shrunk a size. For this hack from Carson and Lindsay you will need a pitcher of salt, conditioner and the item. Soak it in the water filled with conditioner for about 15 minutes and that will do the trick.
13. Use a detergent drip catcher
Am sure no one love it when the detergents drip all over causing a mess all over the cabinets. These tidy cup laundry gadgets will save you from the mess and time spent cleaning.
There you have it. Fantastic DIY laundry hacks that will cut your laundry time in half. I hope you found them useful and you are excited to try out some. It’s a great way to save on money, time, and energy.