10 Laundry hacks you must try

Doing your laundry can be a tedious task, but with some simple life hacks you can speed up the process. Once you have found a high performing washing machine for sale you can set up a laundry schedule that suits the needs of your family.

A portable washing machine is perfect if you are living in an apartment. Students who stay in dormitories can also benefit from owning a portable model. If you love the outdoors and spend holidays camping with your family, owning one of these machines can make your life a lot easier. Buying a top loader washing machine is another great option. While owning a fast and efficient washing machine is a great start, there are other tricks you can use to make doing your laundry easier.

Ten laundry hacks that you must try

1) Simple ways to remove stains

Take the hassle out of stain removal by using these simple tricks. Not only will it save you time, but it will also save you the expense of having to throw away stained clothing. Ink stains can be removed by using hairspray. You could also try hand sanitizer. This is a great option if you have school going children who have managed to get ink on their uniforms. Grease stains can be tricky to remove but you can speed up the process by using baby powder. Baking powder or vinegar is great for getting stains out of white clothes.


2) Reduce wrinkles without ironing

Ironing can be a time-consuming and boring task. You can reduce the time you spend on ironing by putting wrinkled shirts in the dryer with ice cubes for a couple of minutes. The steam from the ice cubes will help to reduce the wrinkles. Another way to keep your clothes wrinkle-free is to put them on a hanger and hang them in the bathroom when you have a hot shower or bath. The steam in the bathroom will help to reduce the creases. If you don’t have an iron on hand, using a hairdryer is another convenient option.


3) Keep your clothes in good condition

Damage to your clothes can result in time consuming repair work. You can save yourself the hassle of taking your clothes to be repaired or fixing them yourself by implementing the necessary precautions. Make sure that you zip up your clothes so that the open zips don’t damage your other clothing during the wash.


4) Save time looking for lost socks

You can use lingerie or laundry bags to wash your socks in to prevent pairs from being separated. You can also create a peg board to hang single socks on so that it is easier to match your socks when their pair goes missing.


5) Wash your jeans less

Don’t throw your jeans in the washing machine too often. This will help keep your jeans in good condition and reduce washing time. You can keep your jeans fresh by leaving them to air outside overnight. If your jeans have a dirty mark, you can spot wash the stain.


6) Undo shrinking

If you have washed your clothes incorrectly and they have shrunk, don’t throw your clothes out just yet. First try to reduce the damage using hair conditioner and soaking the shrunken items.



7) Add some coffee to dark washes

If you are washing black clothes you can add coffee to the wash to preserve the colour. This technique helps to keep your clothes looking great.


8) Include a towel when you are drying clothes

If you need to dry your clothes in a hurry, you may need to stick them in the drier. For those days when you have left washing school uniforms or work outfits to the last minute, you may need to speed up the process by machine drying them. A simple way to dry your clothes efficiently is to add a dry towel to your load of wet clothes. The towel will absorb some of the water which will reduce the amount of time that is spent on drying.


9) Increase the effectiveness of your laundry detergent

For cleaner clothes add some vinegar and lemon juice to your detergent. Another great option is to add baking soda. These natural products will enhance your whites and help to reduce stains. Another benefit of these products is that they help to reduce bacteria and odours.


10) Reduce time spend on hand washing

You can decrease the time and effort that you spend on washing delicate items by hand. Put your sensitive clothing in a laundry bag and wash it on the delicate cycle.


Looking for a washing machine for sale? Whether you are looking for a top loader washing machine or portable washing machine, Junk Mail is the place to shop. Once you find that dream machine, try out these life hacks for yourself. If you organize your laundry schedule effectively and use these hacks, you can reduce the time that you spend on doing the laundry. This will leave you with more time to spend with your friends and family.

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Annabel Schoeman

SEO'er, blogger and lover all things weird, wacky and interesting.

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1 Response

  1. Drew says:

    I’ve used the shirt in the bathroom trick since high school, and even though it only works sometimes, it’s a great trick to know when you’re in a pinch. Thanks for sharing.

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