I hate doing laundry. I put it off until the very last possible second. (I have some friends who claim to find laundry calming, but I don’t believe them.)
Once the hamper is overflowing and you can’t ignore the pile of dirty clothes anymore, it’s pretty important to make sure you don’t ruin all of your clothing by using the wrong setting or temperature.
This handy guide shares some laundry tips, including a cheat sheet to those super-confusing laundry symbols.
If you accidentally stain your clothes, don’t just throw it in the wash and hope for the best. You can get sweat out with lemon juice and grass stains with vinegar. Surprisingly enough, deodorant can be removed with denim.
If you’re looking for a way to save money, try throwing a ball of aluminum foil in the dryer instead of using dryer sheets. The downside, of course, is that aluminum foil isn’t quite as fun-smelling.
Ironing is a necessary evil, but it doesn’t have to be. If you lay your clothes flat right after the dryer, you’ll be able to avoid wrinkles.
Once you master laundry, check out our cleaning hacks to make your entire house spotless.