There are certainly clothing and laundry hacks that ever woman, and arguably every person should know.
Do you know them all? Or will you learn something?
1) Lemon Juice and Water
Mix equal parts lemon juice and water into a spray bottle and spray onto sweat stains. Toss clothing item into the washer and wash as usual.
2) Unstick a Zipper with a Crayon
Take a crayon and rub both sides of the zipper with the tip of a crayon. Just make sure that the crayon and zipper are the same color to avoid staining zipper.
3) Lint and Fuzz Remover
Quickly remove lint and fuzz from clothing with a mechanical lint and fuzz remover. They can usually be found online or in stores for around 10 dollars and add years to the life of your favorite knit items.
4) Essential Oil as Fabric Softener
Replace regular fabric softener with an all-natural essential oil such as lavender. Just 10-15 drops during a regular wash cycle will leave clothes smelling amazing and soft to the touch.
5) Baby Powder and Oil Stains
As soon as an oil stain happens remove the clothing item and sprinkle baby powder or talcum powder over the stain. Let the powder sit for 20-30 minutes and dust off the powder. Toss clothing item into the wash and your piece will be stain free.
6) Shaving Cream to Remove Makeup on Collars
Before washing as usual, pretreat powdered makeup and liquid foundation spills on collars with shaving cream. Shaving cream is a natural cleaning agent and will break through the stain, which will make removing the stain in the wash much more effective.
7) White Bread for Removing Lipstick Stains
Remove the crust from a piece of white bread. Wad up bread into a ball and use the soft center to blot away lipstick stains left on clothing.
8) Bread to Remove Dirt from Faux-Suede
A piece of stale bread can be used to wipe away dirt stains from faux-suede shoes.
9) Mr. Clean Magic Eraser
This truly magical eraser can remove gunk, dirt, stains, and scuffs from shoes. You can buy a pack on Amazon for fewer than 10 dollars. They are pure magic on all hard surfaces, but who knew they were good on your shoes too?
10) Tea Bags to Prevent Smelly Shoes
Take two dry tea bags and place them inside shoes. The dry tea bags will absorb any odor, leaving shoes smelling fresh.
11) Dryer Sheets to Remove Odor in Shoes
Like dry tea bags, unused dryer sheets are an easy way to keep shoes smelling great. Fold dryer sheet so that it slides into the sole of the shoe and soon the sheet will absorb the smell and leave a fresh scent behind.
12) Fix a Shrunken Sweater
Fill a sink or bathtub with warm water and add a capful of baby shampoo or 1/3 of a cup of conditioner. Soak the sweater for 10 minutes so the clothing fiber relaxes. Drain the sink or tub and ring out the sweater of excess water. Do not rinse the sweater with clean water. Lay the sweater flat on a dry towel and gently stretch the sweater to its original size. Leave flat on the towel until sweater is completely dry.
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