4 Ways to Boost Your Laundry

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Laundry is one of my least favorite things to do around the house but I do appreciate warm clean clothes and cozy clean sheets. Today I wanted to share a couple little tips that I have to boost laundry.

  1. Borax – I started adding 2/3 cup of borax to my towels, t-shirts, and underthings. It is really making a difference! Old stains are disappearing or becoming less noticeable and whites are getting whiter. I haven’t tried this with any clothes I consider important like work garments or jeans, but for anything I wash with hot water, this is a great boost. A box is rather inexpensive, around $3 or $4 at Target.
  2. Dryer Balls – I have two spiky little dryer balls that I keep in my dryer. It mixes up the clothes and helps them dry faster and softens the clothes. I haven’t used fabric softener since I ruined a good work shirt and this is an easy and inexpensive tip.
  3. Vinegar – Is there anything vinegar can’t do? Add 1 cup of vinegar to a load of laundry to soften and brighten your clothes. I’ve also read that it can help set colors in clothes to prevent fading, but haven’t tried it myself.
  4. Dish Soap – Have you ever spilled oil or salad dressing on your clothes? I have all too frequently. My tip is to soak your garment in dish soap, give it a little rub on the spill, and wash the following day. Be sure to hang dry to ensure that the stain is gone. I’ve saved a few tops from certain stains this way. I think the key is to get your clothes in the soapy water as soon as possible.

Do you have any laundry tips? I’d love to hear your tips and tricks.

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