Taking a Shortcut: 4 Time-Saving Laundry Hacks

Washing clothes is a constant house chore, especially for big families. The minute you finish what you thought was your last load, there is already a pile of dirty clothes waiting that need washing and drying. Sure, cleanliness and personal hygiene matters, but the clothes piles up quickly and you have no choice but to wash it.

Proper laundering keeps clothes clean and in great shape. Several casual wear and school uniform manufacturers provide washing care tips, but there are several laundry hacks that apply for all. The following is a look at what you need to know:

Sort Clothes before Washing

Eliminate the hassle of looking for the other pair of socks by washing it separately from the shirts and pants. This will help cut a significant amount of time spent digging up through piles of washed clothes and reduces the chances of odd sock counts. Save on detergent by washing it along with towels and undies.

Freeze Up Bubble Gum

Taking hours to scratch gum off your pants? Place it in a plastic bag and put it in the freezer for a few minutes after you wash it. Frozen bubble gum is much easier to remove because it literally just breaks off when you scratch it.

DIY Stain Removals

It is easier to remove stains if you act on them quickly. Do not wait for it to dry on your clothes. Make a paste out of baking soda and water, and then apply it on the stained spot using a sponge. For red wine stains, you can use white wine to remove it. For oil stains, baby powder proves to be useful.

Extra Drying Machine

While your drier is occupied with shirts and pants, you can simultaneously dry up your undies by using a salad spinner. A few of these items, plus hankies and socks would fit inside. It may not be as effective as driers, but it helps remove significant moisture and saves you more time.

Make washing clothes less stressful through these shortcuts. Doing so helps you finish the job much faster, giving you more time for other important matters.