NO ONE really likes doing laundry, not the mention it can be pretty expensive if you have a lot to get through.
But it turns out there are a few easy ways to get more wear out of your clothes before chucking them in the washing machine.You don’t always need to throw your clothes in the washing machine to freshen them up[/caption]
Use white vinegar spray
White vinegar is a great all round cleaning product, but did you know it can also be used on your clothes?
According to the pro a simple spray solution will help deodorise clothes and shoes, meaning you can wear them for longer.
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He said: “Mix 150ml of white vinegar with 150ml of water and use a spray bottle to spritz the items in question.
“The acidic smell of vinegar will fade as your clothes dry, leaving your garments looking brand new.”
Make the most of essential oils
If it’s not raining, airing your clothes out in the garden is a great way to freshen them up.
But if they need a helping hand, try mixing a few drops of an essential oil with water before spraying the clothes with the solution.
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The best part about this trick is you can use any essential oil scent you like.
Use salt to brighten clothes
If your clothes are looking faded that can all be fixed with a few tablespoons of salt, according to the laundry expert.
Simply soak the clothes in a bucket of cold water with four tablespoons of salt.
This will help get rid of grim dirt that could be causing your clothes to look faded.
Make your own spray
Sometimes clothes don’t even need to be washed, but we do anyway when they’re creased.
But this can be sorted with a simply DIY spray, the pro revealed.
Mix together eight parts water, one part fabric softener and one part rubbing alcohol – then give it a good mix.
“After covering them in a light mist, use clean hands to rub down the creases. Your clothes will be left looking crisp, fresh and crease-free,” the cleaning whizz said.
Make a DIY stain remover
You can also spot clean stains with a homemade remover.
Make a paste from two thirds of a cup baking soda and half a cup of white vinegar and mix together.
Just apply the paste to any stains and leave for 10 minutes before rinsing with water.
Clean shoes with a brush
You might chuck dirty shoes into the washing machine more often during the colder months when the weather is damp and muddy.
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But according to the pro you can polish shoes with a toothbrush and soapy water instead.
The toothbrush will allow you to get into all the small parts of the shoes to remove any stuck-on dirt easily.