Did you open the washing machine door and find colored laundry in white laundry? Don’t panic, you’re not only. Everyone is faced with laundry problems all the time. Don’t worry, we find the secret tricks how to whiter the white laundry or darker the dark clothes, and we want to share them with you. After all, everyone should know some tricks to fix their laundry.There are some solutions to problems you may be all too familiar with, such as mixing in colored laundry with a load of whites. No one expect from you to know how to deal up with these kind of problems. You have things more important to think about than how to super-charge detergent, so that’s why we’re here. We offer you 10 easy laundry tricks that you never knew you needed, so take a break, take your coffee or tea to learn these secrets for cleaner, better smelling shirts, shoes, pants, jackets, linens or simply every kind of laundry. Here are the top 10, enjoy them and tell us which one is your favorite?
Save Your Dyed Whites
The ultimate laundry cliché of mixing a red sock in with a load of whites is clichéd for a reason — everyone does it and still can’t believe it happened to them. If you’ve managed to mix some colored clothes in with a load of whites, don’t fret! We know you never saw that tricky red sock, but don’t look for blame yet, because you may not have done permanent damage. Before putting anything in the dryer, soak the damp clothes in a solution of baking soda and warm water with 1/2 cup salt and 1/2 cup detergent added to it. Grab your favorite detergent and wash as usual. If all goes according to plan, your whites will be white again when the buzzer signals the end of the cycle.
Get Blacker Blacks, Darker Darks
Here are some tips for keeping black and dark-coloured wardrobe items looking like new. For blacks, add 2 cups brewed coffee or tea to the rinse cycle. For dark colors like navy blue or plum, add 1 cup table salt to the rinse cycle. For denim that will be slow to fade, soak jeans in salt water or a 50/50 solution of water and white vinegar before the first wash. Turn the jeans inside out before putting them in the machine and turn the temperature setting to cold.
Remove Underarm Stains
Dawn dish washing liquid, hydrogen peroxide, and baking soda create a scrub that gets stunning results. Also you can prevent yellow armpit stains by wearing an undershirt or use a stain prevention antiperspirant.
Steam Out Tobacco Odors
Whether you’re a smoker or not, you can probably agree that one aggravating aspect of tobacco is the odor that clings to everything. The smell of smoke will come right out of most fabrics when you wash them as normal, but fabrics that lock in odors and are sensitive to washing, like wool, are a bit trickier. To remove tobacco odors from wool clothing, run hot water into the bathtub and add 2 cups white vinegar. Then hang the garment on the shower rod and close the bathroom door. The vinegar in the rising steam will remove the smell of smoke without damaging the fabric.
Fade Scorch Marks
Even the most skilled and attentive of us have done it before – you stop paying attention for two seconds too long, with the iron in your hand and the white shirt underneath, and you’re left with a scorch mark. Maybe you can save the shirt by just wearing a jacket over it. Or maybe you can try our easy trick and not have to hide anything! If your iron got too hot while your hand lingered or mind wandered, fixing the scorched fabric is as easy as stepping outside. Hang it on a laundry line in direct sunlight; the sunlight’s natural bleaching action will help to fade the scorch mark. No jackets or expensive cleaners needed!
Never Lose a Sock Again
The invisible sock bandit who hangs around washing machines and snatches one sock from a pair will probably never be apprehended, but here’s a way to thwart him. Give each family member a mesh bag for their dirty socks. Then, on washday, close the bags and throw them into the washing machine. The sneaky thief will leave empty-handed and you should only have to replace socks when they wear out.
Freshen a Laundry Hamper
Hampers are handy for keeping dirty laundry in one place, but they can get a little ripe when packed with soiled clothes. Two ways to prevent hamper smells: Cut the foot off a pair of old panty hose, fill it with baking soda, knot it, and toss this makeshift odour eater into the hamper. Replace the baking soda every month or so. Keep a box of baking soda next to the hamper and sprinkle some on soiled clothes as you throw them in the washer, where the soda will freshen and soften the load.
Clean Your Machine
If you’re a chronic detergent overdoser, you’ll want to clean out your machine. We sugges running an empty machine with no laundry, adding a cup of white vinegar to help remove soap residues. If the wasted water and energy make you cringe, run a normal load of clothes and add the vinegar to that. If you don’t regularly add white vinegar to your wash loads, run an empty load about once a month if you do tons of laundry, or once every six months if you’re not a frequent launderer.
Make an Improv Drying Rack
Running a dryer bumps up your electric bill, so if you’re thrifty, you’ll want to air-dry any items you can. But don’t think you need a sunny day or even a clothesline or store-bought drying rack. Just suspend an old (clean) refrigerator shelf or oven rack from a beam in your garage or basement and hook wet clothes on coat hangers onto the rack.
Vacuum Your Dryer
You may be conscientious about cleaning out your dryer’s lint filter every time you dry, but lint can build up in your dryer’s hose and in the pipes running to the dryer’s external vent, increasing your dryer’s energy use by up to 30 percent, creating a fire hazard, and preventing moist air from venting outside, which can cause mildew problems. Every six months or so (depending on how much you use your dryer), vacuum out the lint filter with your vacuum’s hose attachment; detach the dryer hose and vacuum lint from the back of the machine and from the pipes where the hose attaches to the wall; and head outside to clear any linty obstructions from your dryer’s external vent.