When it comes to home cleaning hacks, everyone has a trick or two they learned from their parents or grandparents. Whatever the trick, they all seem to work pretty well. People often turn to a staple in the pantry, vinegar for the ultimate cleaning hack. Or they will take products made for one thing and use them for something totally different, like a magic eraser.
While we have tried many hacks ourselves with a lot of success, every once in a while you come across one that blows our minds. Not just because of how well it works, but because of how it replaces a very annoying task.
But what about getting your clothes ready for a night out? Nobody likes having to iron their clothes, right? You take them out of the drier and they looked like a crumpled piece of paper. And you have to now take an hour out of your day to tediously iron out all the wrinkles.
Well, a life hack that was discovered might save you a lot of time and hassle, thanks to my neighbor. When we were talking while she was doing laundry, she went over to her fridge and grabbed a handful of ice. She then would walk back to her dryer and toss the ice cubes in with her clothes. I didn’t want to bug her, so I just ignored it. It never clicked in my mind why, until now, and I finally asked her what the deal was.
Turns out, it’s a game-changer.
To get smooth laundry that looks like it’s been pressed, just toss two or three ice cubes in the dryer with your clothes. The heat from the dryer will melt the ice and turn it into steam, which de-wrinkles your clothes like nobody’s business. It’s best to use a small load of laundry, so the ice can work its magic properly.
Lots of people have tried this trick and swear by it. It’s a quick and easy way to get your clothes looking great without having to iron them. Just make sure to only put a few items in the dryer at a time, so the ice can do its thing.
If you don’t have a dryer or don’t want to use it for this, you can also try using a hairdryer. There are other tricks for keeping your laundry soft and fluffy, too. For example, instead of using fabric softener for your towels, try using vinegar instead. It works better and won’t leave your towels smelling weird. And if you want your towels to be even softer, take them out of the dryer while they’re still a little damp.
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