Doing laundry can be a real pain sometimes, especially when you are dealing with stains and odors in your clothes and linens. I want to share a few easy tips on How to Deodorize Laundry and Remove Stains with you! These tricks will help get your clothes smelling fresh and get rid to stains easily!
If you are a long time reader here, then you know that I try to make all of my own laundry and cleaning solutions. Some store bought laundry soaps and dryer sheets are filled with toxic chemicals and so many additives that I don't really trust. The good thing is that you can make all of your own laundry soaps and scent boosters with a few ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry!
Let's start with getting bad smells out of your laundry and leaving them smelling fresh and clean! Whether you've left your clothes in the washer a little too long or just want your clothes to smell lightly scented and fresh, these 4 Easy Ways to Deodorize Laundry are a game changer! I've included instructions for making your own laundry scent booster, how to remove mildew smells from clothes, how to make your own dryer sheets and how you can replace store bought dryer sheets with amazing wool dryer balls. I started using these methods a couple of years ago, and I am never going back! Find all 4 laundry deodorizers HERE!
Now, let's talk about stains! How many times have you taken a bite of something greasy or buttery (like a delicious, juicy burger) only to have it drip all over your shirt? Believe me, I am the queen of spilling stuff on my clothes! No worries...even though you may think that grease and butter have ruined your clothes, there is an easy way to get grease and butter stains out! Check out my method for Removing Grease and Butter Stains From Clothing HERE!
Spill wine or some other stain inducing substance on your favorite blouse or pants? I have the perfect stain disappearing solution for you! I'm telling you, this 2 ingredient mixture will get just about any stain out of your clothes, furniture or linens with ease! Grab my recipe for The Best Stain Remover HERE! I even put together a quick video showing just how well it worked on my favorite tank from Loft below!
Patricia Partin says
I have written about this in other places but no one really cares or they believe that they are somehow unique and exempted or they have loads of disposable income. When you use dryer sheets or a fabric softener, it uses silicone. Even the manufacturers are getting into the game and adding silicone based products during manufacture.
Silicone's main property is that it repels water. That means that your towels, cleaning cloths, etc. will not soak up and dry your body, dishes or floors. The more silicone used, the less ability to absorb any water. Also, silicone speeds up the destruction of the item up to and including loss of item's color retention.
The other overlooked fact is that you should never machine wash or machine dry any item with spandex or elastic as it ruins the item. Always handwash and hang to dry or dry clean any socks, underwear or any items such as a workout or dressier clothing having elastic or spandex, always read the labels unless you have that disposable income and so you don't care how an item looks or holds up.