If you're tired of using the same old t-shirts, pants and jeans you've had for years then a laundry hack is just what you need. The majority of these little innovations are incredibly cheap to implement and the best part about them is that they don't require a ton of effort on your part to use them. So what are some laundry hacks that you can implement in your home? There are tons to choose from and this article will discuss four of them. If you're tired of buying plain white shirts and jeans because they end up with stains, have these four suggestions and you'll never have to buy another shirt again:
Load more clothes Whitmor Supreme 4 Tier Shelving with Adjustable Shelves and Leveling Feet Black into a mesh bag than you think you need. This is a very simple hack that you can implement in less than twenty minutes. All you have to do is purchase a big mesh bag at a discount store or even a supermarket and add as many clothes into it as you think you need. Then just hang it over the course of the day to completely eliminate laundry from your life. Of course, you'll have to wash it more often than just throwing it in the wash.
Let CIA agents get to work. This one is quite old laundry hacks but it still works for a lot of people. All you do is leave your laundry in the laundry room during the day and let it agents in during the night. These agents will help get rid of stains and odors without drying out the fibers of your clothes.
Add water to the laundry load. Most laundry hacks tell you to add water while the clothes are still in the dryer. While this is fine, you have to watch for the fact that if you were to add too much water your laundry would not dry out properly. You wouldn't want to wash white pants with red washer water right? It's better to err on the side of caution and add just the amount of water needed to get the job done.
Use heavy fabrics. Old laundry hacks told you to use super heavy fabrics in order to make laundry easier. This is not the case however. Most fabrics should only need to be washed a few times to get them clean and this will save you money because you won't have to buy new clothes to get them cleaned more often.
Keep ironing out. Some laundry hacks still tell you to keep ironing out your fabric after you have finished with it. While it may seem like it's working to keep the iron from steaming up and potentially discoloring your fabrics you aren't doing anything to actually protect the fabric from the heat.
Throw away your baking soda. Old laundry hacks told you to toss the baking soda in your compost pile to make your clothes healthier and prevent them from fading. This is still completely true; however, it's probably not a good idea to just throw the baking soda in the compost pile.
Don't toss your aluminum foil in the dryer. The aluminum foil was supposed to keep your clothes from getting too hot. This doesn't work however; so don't even try it if you want to make your laundry as easy as possible. Just use it on the bottom of your dryer sheets.
Don't toss your pool noodle. Most people believe that the only way to get creases out of your clothes is to iron them. They were wrong. If you want to reduce creases in your clothing, the easiest way is to gently wring out the lint that comes out of the dryer.
Never, ever, try to wash laundry with bleach. You may be tempted to do this to reduce the amount of laundry you have to do or to save some money on your laundry room bills. Unfortunately, this isn't how it works. Bleach strips the fibers of their strength and they become undone much more easily. It's also bad for your skin. So stick to laundry room detergents that don't contain bleach.
Drying your clothes on the wrong side is a laundry hack that gets very bad results. On the back of every laundry detergent bottle is a sticker that says "dry on a side." What you're doing when you hang the fabric on that side is what causes those creases. You should flip your garment in a steamer. All the creases should come loose and be completely flat by the time you're ready to hang it. It's much better for your fabric and it reduces the risk of developing creases in your clothing.