Homemade Laundry Stain Figher
- Mix ½ water and ½ laundry detergent in a spray bottle. Ta Da! Instant homemade laundry stain spray. This works with powedered laundry detergent too but you might have to shake the bottle to mix it up before each use.
- Soak stained items in a bucket with borax and water does wonders especially for whites. The cleaning power of borax impresses me with each new use I find for it.
- Pour shampoo directly on the stain especially if it’s a perspiration or ring around the collar stain.
- Wet and rub a bar of laundry soap like Zote or Fels Naptha (I've used both) on the stain before popping in the water. Note: For those of you who don't like to use animal products both of these laundry soaps have animal tallow in it. This isn't an issue for me but it may be for you.
- Soak stained items in oxygen bleach dissolved in water also works wonders.
- Pour a bit of liquid laundry detergent directly on stain and scrub the stain with an old toothbrush is also effective. Why buy more items than you have to, right?
- Scrub the stain with an old toothbrush and your favorite stain fighter. I mark the handles of old toothbrushes with nail polish so there’s no mistaking that the toothbrush has been repurposed for cleaning.
Homemade Static Cling Stoppers
- Tennis balls in the dryer are the perfect homemade dryer ball. I got mine for free at dog events. Blitzkrieg donated them to the cause because isn’t a fan of hard toys. He’s missing some teeth from his bad old days.
- Cut dryer sheets in half and use the same sheet more than once. You might be able to get away with cutting them into fourths too.
- Mix ½ water and ½ fabric softener in a spray bottle. I keep a small bottle of homemade wrinkle releaser in my clothes closet because I’m not a big fan of ironing but I do like wrinkle free clothing.
- Spritz water in an old spray bottle on the wrinkle and gently stretch it out. I’ve had varying degrees of success with this one.
- Shampoo - works just as well or better than Woolite when hand washing wool sweaters.
- I make my own powdered laundry detergent using borax, washing soda, and grated soap. This recipe works in both conventional and HE washing machines.
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