In many ways, the clothes we wear help solve important problems. Our clothes can protect us from inclement weather, insect bites, and skin-irritating plants. Our clothes can also help keep us warm or cool, depending on the season. But as helpful as clothes can be, they can also create problems too. Wrinkles, stains, holes, and other clothing catastrophes often happen at the most inconvenient times. It can be really frustrating!
But you don’t have to let a little laundry problem derail your day. With a few helpful supplies and a little know-how, you can solve those laundry issues quickly and easily! Today I’ll be sharing five laundry hacks that address some of the most common clothing problems. With the help of these hacks, you’ll be able to solve your clothing issues quickly and get on with your day!
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5 Laundry Hacks For Annoying Everyday Problems
Problem #1: Your clothes are wrinkled and you’re in a hurry.
The Solution: When time is of the essence, don’t bother pulling out your iron and ironing board. You can steam the wrinkles out of any clothing item in minutes! My dryer actually has a steam setting, so I can just toss my wrinkled item(s) in, let them steam for 10 minutes or so, and they’re good to go!
You can achieve the same effect even without a special steam setting. Just toss your wrinkled item in your dryer along with a damp washcloth. Run your dryer for 10-15 minutes. The water will evaporate off the cloth in the dryer, creating enough steam to eliminate those wrinkles!
Problem #2: The shirt you want to wear smells less than fresh.
The Solution: Have your heart set on wearing a shirt that needs a little freshening up? You can use white vinegar to help eliminate those odors! Use a spray bottle of vinegar to dampen the shirt all over. Toss it in the dryer for a few minutes until it’s dry again. The vinegar will leave the shirt smelling much fresher (and don’t worry, the vinegar smell disappears too!)
Problem #3: Your collar isn’t lying flat.
The Solution: Your button-up shirt may look nice and pressed, but collars themselves tend of have a mind of their own! If your collar is looking curled or creased, grab your flat iron! Your hair straightener is the perfect tool to use for quick collar touch-ups. They heat up quickly, so you can fix your collar even when you’re in a hurry.
Problem #4: You spilled something on your pants at dinner.
The Solution: Food spills are a fact of life, and they happen to everyone! The best way to prevent a spill from becoming a stain is to wash the item right away. But for those occasions when that isn’t possible, I like to use a Tide To Go Pen. It doesn’t take up much space in my purse, and it has come in handy so many times! You just press the tip into the area around the spill to release the cleaning solution, then rub it in to break up the stain. It helps keep the stain at bay until you can get home and wash the item.
Problem #5: You accidentally shrank your favorite shirt.
The Solution: Shrinking something in the wash can be heartbreaking, but it isn’t necessarily a death sentence! There’s a simple 3-step process you can use to un-shrink your clothes. You can get step-by-step details and photos of the process at the link below!