Our friends at Hometalk know a thing or three about your laundry needs and when they stopped by with these tips, we said, “Fire up that washer, baby.” and here’s what they brought:
“Throw on that jersey and lace up those cleats because fall sports are finally here! Those football and soccer uniforms sure do look great—before the grass, dirt, and mud come into play.”
Hometalk—the largest online community for home and garden tips on the web—has some tips to help keep your laundry room from looking (and smelling) like a locker room this fall. See our list with photos below.
A Lot Of Dirt? Little Detergent!
The general assumption is that more dirt = more soap, but in fact, too much detergent can actually damage both your machine and your clothing.
Too Many Suds
To check if your machine has excess soap, run an empty load with just water and check for suds. And believe it or not, just 1cup of vinegar can act as the anti-suds solution!
Tune Up Your Dryer
Do your clothes take forever to dry? Before you go out and buy a new dryer, try these simple and super easy to follow tips. Checking the drum belt and sorting your clothes properly can decrease your drying time and prevent you from making an unnecessary purchase.
Make Some Space
– A lack of shelves or space can easily make your laundry room feel cramped. Gain space by stacking front-loading machines and use simple items like a bench or baskets for maximum storage.
Stack Your Units
“I needed storage and to maximize every inch of space. One Saturday my husband and I stacked our washer and dryer and started building using what we had in the garage. I couldn’t be more happy with the outcome. Head over to my blog for more information!”
Lots of Loads? Save Your Dough
Constantly washing those dirty sports jerseys in time for game day? Save money by making your own laundry detergent! With just three ingredients, this concoction will save you time and keep your wallet happy.
Make It Yourself
Learn how to mix up your own detergent in no time.This Dish Washer detergent takes only 3 ingredients.
1 cup arm and hammer washing soda
1 cup borax
1 cup lemi shine.
I put my dishwasher detergent in a mason jar with the recipe on the front. It’s so easy to make more, the recipe is right there. Make sure and leave this in an open container.