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11 Genius Laundry Hacks That’ll Save Your Clothes

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When it comes to knowing clever laundry hacks, most of us are still left out of the loop. 

When that happens, laundry can become extremely overwhelming, especially when there isn’t a system. 

Not only that, but everyone almost always dislikes doing their laundry when it’s a total mess.

So if you feel unhappy when it comes to delays and the extra time it takes when doing your laundry, to help you out, here’s a list of the best tried-and-true laundry hacks that’ll help keep your clothes fresh, fluffy, bright, and not so much of a dreaded house chore!


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1. Genius Laundry Hack: Use a Wad Of Aluminum Foil to Replace your dryer sheets.

This hack is surprising not because it works but because not many people know about it.

Did you know you can use a wad of aluminum foil instead of a dryer ball? 

This little laundry hack acts as a dryer ball but can last upwards of six months before you need to switch it out! 

Moreover, if you feel you are missing out on those dryer sheets’ nice-smelling scents, don’t worry; drop a few essential oils on your aluminum foil to add some extra natural fragrance. 


2. Genius Laundry Hack: banish grease stains with cornstarch.

The next time you get a grease stain on your most cherished sweater, did you know you can easily apply cornstarch (granted, if you have it in your pantry) to the grease spot immediately? Doing so will lift the stain almost immediately. 

All you have to do is allow the cornstarch to sit for a few hours so it can soak in the grease.

Once it has, you can also go the extra mile and cover it with a thin, dry cloth and then press the fabric with a high-heat iron.

In a few minutes, the starch will work wonders at absorbing the oil with the heat right before your eyes. 


3. Genius Laundry Hack: Chalk can tackle grease stains.

We all know that stains are seen to come at the worst of times.

It’s usually when we are enjoying our time out eating delicious food, and then the stain lands on something that happened to be our most favoured item. 

To save that precious item, color chalk onto the fabric and let the chalk absorb the grease stain. Make sure to use the same color chalk as your garment’s color and leave it to set in for a couple of hours.

Toss your garment in your usual load of laundry, and it should be grease-free after. 


4. Genius Laundry Hack: Eliminate Creases with a Pool Noodle.

If you are sick and tired of seeing those untidy lines your drying rack is marking on your clothes, grab a pool noodle at the dollar store!

Then take that noodle (that you would use for the pool), cut it along one side, and slide it onto your drying rack to provide extra cushion for your wet clothes. 

The noodles’ curves will allow your clothes to rest and dry properly and wrinkle-free, and you bet your clothes will thank you later for knowing this laundry hack. 


5. Genius Laundry Hack: Hairspray & hand sanitizer can beat ink stains.

Although ink stains don’t happen that often but when they do, it’s almost guaranteed that your clothing will see the dumpster bin.

However, if you spray any old hairspray or hand sanitizer onto the ink stain, wait about 10 minutes, and then wash it out, it’ll be as if nothing ever happened. This laundry hack works!


6. Genius Laundry Hack: Vinegar Softens Tough Fabrics.

If you have just purchased a new pair of jeans and washed them a couple of times, hoping they’ll soften up, but they still seem stiff, don’t worry; good old-fashioned vinegar will come to your aid.

All you have to do is pour half a cup of vinegar into your already-filled washing machine because it will help soften even the stingiest fabrics.

As a bonus, vinegar can also eliminate lingering odours while serving as an exfoliant to your materials to make them softer.


7. Genius Laundry Hack: Never lose a sock again.

Do you wear and wash a lot of socks?

If you do, you must get your hands on an inexpensive laundry tool — mesh bags!

Laundry mesh bags are a great way to keep pairs of socks from going astray.

And even though mesh bags are usually used for washing underwear and other clothing delicacies, if you throw your dirty socks into the bag, zip them up, and throw them into the laundry load, you’ll never lose a pair of socks again!

Afterward, you should know precisely where your socks are, come folding time. 


8. Genius Laundry Hack: Tumble dry your shoes to keep their shape (with no noise).

There is a straightforward laundry solution to prevent your shoes from banging around in the dryer when the day comes that your shoes must go in the dryer.

Take your wet, cleaned shoes by the laces, hang part of the laces over the door (securing a knot, so they don’t slide out) and close the door on the part of the laces that are peeking out.

When you put your dryer on, this comfortable laundry hack will prevent the shoes from banging around and creating all that unnecessary noise.


9. Genius Laundry Hack: Give your clothes a quick shake to dry clothes quicker.

When clothes are freshly washed from the washer machine, they are very heavy and cumbersome. Moreover, they take longer to dry if you don’t unravel the clothes when transferring them to dry. 

So the key to stopping this from happening with this laundry hack is to shake out your wet clothes before moving them into the dryer.

If you make this a simple laundry habit, your clothes will become soft and bone-dry when you remove them. That means no more wasted money on extra drying times if you remember this every time.


10. Genius Laundry Hack: White bread can blot out any lipstick stain.

Although lipstick stains don’t happen very often, they can occur, especially if you are all glammed up, changing in and out of your clean clothes.

So another laundry hack that can quickly help is white bread!

All you have to do is cut off only the crust, then wad the center of the bread (the soft part of the bread) into a ball. Blot and dab quickly onto the lipstick stain; it should absorb it all off. 

Anything left behind from the bread (that didn’t come out) should come out in the washer the next time it is washed.


11. Genius Laundry Hack: Get rid of yellow sweat stains for good.

We all get the dreaded armpit stains, especially during those long summer months or on our favourite shirts. 

And thanks to cleaning hacks, there are a billion ways to get rid of them!

However, one of the best ways to beat the yellow is simple dish soap, baking soda, and hydrogen peroxide. 

If you mix all these ingredients and then scrub the stain with warm water on those yellowy stains, you should get a few more wear on your favourite shirt.


There you have it. Sometimes just knowing a few lifestyle hacks can make life so much easier. And these laundry hacks should come in good use the next time you get a stain or need to wear something wrinkle-free. 


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