From maintaining your whites to removing any kind of stain from your favourite fabric, laundry hacks play a vital role in our lives. Like always, we are here to help you with some of the best laundry tips and tricks that will ease your daily work routine.
Laundry hacks are important as these keep your clothes clean and fresh all the time. Doing laundry is a basic chore, but knowing the best way to do it will save water, energy and your money as well. Check out the tips here -
1. Washing towels
You should avoid washing towels with detergent in warm water as
it may weaken the fabric slowly. Washing them in warm water not
only weakens the yarn but also fades the colour of the fabric. If
you want to keep your towel in good condition, you should add
vinegar and baking soda to the water instead of a detergent. Give
two washes to your towel, one with vinegar and the second one with
2. Unshrinking cloths
Washing clothes in hot or warm water or drying them under direct
sunlight can shrink the fabric. However, in order to bring them to
normal size, make use of baby shampoo. Take the shrunken piece of
cloth and put it in lukewarm water. Now add some baby shampoo to it
and lather properly. Baby shampoo will allow the fabrics to relax
and come back to normal.
3. Decode the laundry tags
It is very important to read the laundry tips mentioned on the
laundry tags of the garment. Every garment requires a separate and
different kind of washing and drying and hence it is very important
to learn and decode the laundry tags. You can refer this chart to
decode the laundry tags.
4. The towel trick
If you want some clothes to dry quickly, just toss a dry towel
in there for 15-20 minutes. You will be surprised to see that all
the garments around the towel are dry which is because the dry
towel helps to absorb the moisture from the surrounding
5. Lemon/baking soda trick
Most of us end up having armpit stains on our clothes and if it
is on a white garment, the dress looks shabby and untidy. Well, in
order to get rid of the yellow/grey armpit stains, you should be
using lemon juice and baking soda. Add one cup of lemon juice and 2
spoons of baking soda to water and soak the cloth in this liquid
for 15-20 minutes. Wash normally and rinse off with cold water.
6. How to prevent colour fading
In order to prevent colour fading, add 1-2 spoons of salt while
washing the cloth. However, if you are washing the cloth for the
first time, it is advisable to soak the garment in salt water
separately for 30 minutes. Salt allows the dye of the cloth to set
properly thus preventing fading.
7. Prevent colour fading of dark colours
You should follow the inside out hack to prevent fading of dark
colours. You should prevent drying dark colour clothes under the
sun. It is always better to wash and dry them following the inside
8. Treat stinky jeans
Wondering about how to treat your stinky jeans? Well, then
keeping them in the refrigerator can help to kill the bacteria
causing the odour. Fold your denim and seal it in a plastic bag.
Now put it into the refrigerator and see the difference after 10
9. Caffeinate your jeans
If you feel your black jeans has lost its lustre and colour, try
to soak them in a bucket of black coffee before washing. The
antioxidants present in coffee help to rejuvenate your dull and
lifeless jeans and also restore the colour to a certain level.
10. Brighten up your white clothes
If your white clothes have turned grey or yellowish over time,
here is a quick hack to whiten and brighten them. Simply add ½ - 1
spoon of lemon juice to the detergent water and soak the cloth for
20 minutes. A combination of lemon and powerful detergent will
instantly brighten up the fabric and give a new look.