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Checkout these 10 essential laundry tips and tricks to make laundry day and breeze, and keep your clothes looking like new.
Pre-Sort- Save time on laundry day and keep extra baskets on hand. Each person gets their own darks basket; for some reason there tends to be more of those, and one lights basket for the whole family. On laundry day take it a step further and sort your laundry into shirts, pants, and undergarments (socks and underwear). This not only makes putting away laundry faster, but helps dry clothes quicker too. By sorting into piles of similar bulk those fancy sensor dryers will work better. No more damp jeans to lay out to finish drying.
red wine→white wine
pit stains→ dish soap+baking soda+ hydrogen peroxide
sunscreen→ baking soda or baby powder
Lost Socks- Banish lost socks for good with this simple trick. Store dirty socks in a mesh bag. On laundry day simply close the bag up and toss into the wash and clean like normal. It’ll make sorting laundry a cinch and you’ll never be left with a stray.
Protect Your Clothes- Clothes go through a lot in the washer: twisting, stretching, and rubbing up agains each other. Softener helps prolong the life of your clothes, plus the fresh scent of Downy makes them smell great too! Downy is more than a softener though; conditioning, strengthening, and lubricating each fiber to protect garments from the friction and agitation of a typical wash cycle. So that means my basic black shirt stays darker longer, and my favorite comfy sweater is protected against pilling and fuzz! Clothes no longer lose their shape, but bounce back to their original store quality.
Goodbye Iron- Prevent wrinkles by giving each garment a good shake before placing in the dryer. The spin cycle is meant to remove excess water, but it also bunches up clothing tightly in the process. By shaking out your clothes, taking extra care to straighten out hems and collars you’ll save yourself from ironing generally wrinkle free items. By lubricating each fiber Downy Fabric Conditioner also helps with this process, keeping clothes fresher longer and preventing wrinkles.
Quiet Down- There’s nothing louder, except maybe a tantrum, than tennies bouncing around in the dryer. Simply tie a knot and close the door with the shoes hanging gently on the inside of the dryer. Not only will it get rid of the sound of shoes knocking around in the dryer, but it will prolong the soles of your shoes and protect your dryer from damage.
Fold it- Quickly fold t-shirts with this handy and FREE folding board. It’s as easy as 1-2-3. Find directions to create your own here.
In short take care of your clothes and they’ll stick with you. Grab Downy Fabric Conditioner at Walmart and Walmart.com for an everyday low price to protect and prolong the life of your clothes.