Cleaning and handling clothes is often a risky business. Something goes wrong, and you have to worry over a long period of time.
On the other hand, there is no better sense of accomplishment than always seeing your clothes in perfect condition.
Imagine the euphoria while being able to take a wine stain out of your favourite shirt! Well, there are a lot better things, and let us take a look at 5 easy laundry hacks everyone must try:
1. Baking Soda for Sweat Stains
If you have sweat stains on your white clothes you can mix some baking soda with water and apply it to the stained areas before washing it as usual.
You can also add baking soda straight to the washing machine to not deal with stains, but as another hack – to remove stubborn odours. You can use about half a cup for a full load.
2. Keep the Socks Together
Losing socks is one of the most common issues faced by most people while doing laundry. An easy hack to avoid this is to use a mesh laundry bag.
You can put all your socks in the bag and then simply throw in the rest of your load. This way your socks will be cleaned and will stay together. No more worrying about lost socks or wearing mismatched socks!
3. Use the Sun
While washing your white fabrics like sheets, table linens, jeans, dresses, etc. wash and let them dry in the open air on a flat clean surface outside for a couple or three hours.
Drying in the sun is the best natural alternative to brighten your whites. Also, drying clothes in the sun keeps them fresh and odour-free.
4. Vinegar with Detergent
Using half a cup of vinegar along with your detergent can help clothes become soft and smell better.
Using vinegar instead of a fabric softener is advised by many experts as it not only helps you stay away from chemicals but also you will save a lot of money as vinegar is a cheaper alternative.
5. Talcum Powder for Oil Stains
You will never like oil stains ruining your clothes. But many times this happens and you don’t know what to do. But you don’t have to be stressed about it!
All you have to do is to sprinkle a little baby powder on the stained areas and leave it overnight. The next day the stain will be gone like magic.
While these are only some hacks to try out, there is no guarantee that these will work to completely get out the stains from your clothes.