Laundry Tips and Tricks

Laundry Tips and Tricks
Have you ever wanted to make your own stain fighting stick? Have you wanted to find a way to get your old pillows fluffy and clean, again? Well look no further. We will be talking about these tips and a few more to help you complete your laundry loads!

Tip #1:
You should schedule pillow washing at least twice a year. When you was them - add a half cup of baking soda, a half cup of peroxide and a half cup of vinegar to the wash cycle. These will help freshen the pillow as well as whiten them. When you throw them in the dryer - add a couple of tennis balls (placed in a sock) to the dry cycle. This will keep your pillows nice and fluffy!

Tip #2:
Removing Armpit Stains: 1 tsp. Dawn, 3-4 tsp. Hydrogen Peroxide, 2 tbsp. baking soda. All you do is mix the ingredients together, rub in to the stains and run through a regular wash cycle.

Tip #3:
Make your own Dryer sheets: First you need to decide what container you will use to store them (an old baby wipe container, tupperware, etc.) You need something with a lid to help contain all the aromas of your ingredients. Now, you need 1/2 cup of white vinegar, 6-8 drops of tea tree oil (or grapeseed oil), add in a cup of water. Make sure that the fabric sheets you choose to use are cut to fit in the container you want to use. (use old t-shirts, reuse dryer sheets, sponge, etc.)

Tip #4:
Have your linen closets and drawers always smelling fresh with small mess bags from the dollar store and a 1/8- 1/4 cup of Downy Unstoppables (whatever smell you prefer). Place in drawers, shelves or place on a hanger in your closet for fresh laundry all of the time. Replace every 6 months.

Tip #5:
Never use bleach in your laundry again! Add to wash cycle: 1/2 cup of vinegar, 1/4 cup of peroxide and a 1/4 cup of baking soda.

Tip #6:
Homemade Liquid Laundry Detergent: In a gallon container add 4 cups of VERY HOT water, then add in 3 Tablespoons Borax, 3 Tablespoons Washing Soda and 2 Tablespoons Dawn Ultra Dishwashing Liquid. You can either leave this concentrated version and only add about 1/8 of a cup or fill the rest of the container with cold water at which point you will want to add 1/4 cup to a cup (depending on the largeness of your load).

Tip #7:
Homemade Color Catcher - keep your new clothes and other dark colors from bleeding into your wash water. Mix 1 cup of hot water, 1 tbsp of Washing Soda. Use felt, old wash clothes, etc and let them soak in your mixture for a brief time. Then hang up the cloth pieces on a line and let air dry. Every time you have laundry that needs a color catcher, just through it in the washing machine. Save your "mixture" and reuse for up to 3 months.


Make it a GREAT one!!




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