Doing the laundry can be a chore, but it does not have to be too difficult. With these useful tricks up your sleeve, you can own laundry day and be ready to deal with any issue, be it removing a tough stain or unshrinking a favourite shirt.
Here are the top laundry hacks you need to know:
You can remove greasy food stains with dish soap!
There’s nothing worse than accidentally getting food stains on your favourite clothes. However, with some dish soap that you can find in your kitchen, you can easily remove grease stains and have your clothes as good as new. Pour a coin-sized amount of dish soap onto the stain to cover it.
Just like with your oily dishes, the degreasing properties of the dishwashing liquid will help break down the oil stain. Leave it for 10 minutes, before scrubbing the stain with an old toothbrush. Then, simply throw your clothes into a load of laundry as per normal. Voila! Your clothes should come out with no stains in sight! (With Natural Plus Ultra Dishwashing Liquid, you get 6x faster degreasing power!)
Treat your sweat stains with lemon juice and baking soda
The sunny weather can be very unforgiving in Singapore. If you have shirts that are stained yellow from sweat, you can treat them with a little lemon juice and baking soda. Mix equal parts of lemon juice and water, then mix in some baking soda and salt.
Scrub the paste into those pesky stains with an old toothbrush before throwing it in your washing machine for a good wash. Check to see if the stains are removed before drying. If not, rinse and repeat the process till it’s gone! No more embarrassing yellow underarm stains!
Remove pen ink markings with hand sanitiser
Accidents happen, and pen ink markings are not uncommon to find on school uniforms, or shirt pockets and sleeves. These small stains can be removed with something everyone has in their bag these days – hand sanitiser! Simply spray some sanitiser onto the stain and rub it in. After 10 minutes, you can wash your clothing normally, and the pen markings should be gone for good.
Pour your detergent into a soap dispenser for easy access
Estimating the amount of laundry detergent to use for each load of laundry can sometimes end in disaster, especially when you accidentally pour too much from the bottle. An easy hack is to transfer your detergent into old soap dispenser bottles, so you can easily estimate how many pumps of detergent you need.
Soap dispensers can also prevent your detergent from spilling or making a mess. Just remember to label it clearly! (Natural Plus UItra Concentrated Laundry Liquid is ultra-concentrated, meaning you can use a smaller dosage each load.)
Dry your clothes faster with a clean towel
When you choose to use eco-friendly cleaning products, you are also choosing to protect the environment. Conventional cleaning products often use non-renewable resources in their manufacturing process. That results in harmful chemicals being released into the environment.
Eco-friendly cleaners like Natural Plus products use 100% plant-based active ingredients, so they do less harm to the environment. You will be making a small difference in building a more sustainable, greener earth!
Choosing an eco-friendly cleaning product is easier than you think. It is not only environmentally friendly, but you are also protecting your loved ones! Will you make the switch today?
Unshrink your clothes with hair conditioner
If you’ve started to realise that a shirt is getting tighter on you, it might not be because you outgrew it. Sometimes, clothing of certain material can shrink in the wash and come out several sizes too small. If you still like a shirt but can’t fit into it anymore, don’t fret, because with some hair conditioner, you can stretch it back to original size!
Fill a pail with some warm water and mix in the conditioner, soaking your shirt in the mixture for about 10 minutes. Squeeze as much of the water as you can out of the shirt before stretching it back to its size. Lay it flat to dry completely. Like magic, it will be the perfect fit once again!
Protect your family with an antibacterial laundry detergent
Clothing can be a breeding ground for bacteria and viruses, especially if they are not washed properly or often enough. Common disinfection methods often suggest using strong chemicals to treat or wash your clothes, which can be harsh on your skin.
These days, it’s more important than ever to protect your loved ones from falling sick. Natural Plus UItra Concentrated Laundry Liquid is not only 99.9% antibacterial, but it also contains 100% plant-based active ingredients 100% plant-based , giving you peace of mind while washing your clothes.
Clean your washing machine with vinegar and baking powder
While it seems rather illogical to wash the machine that washes your clothing, soap residue and chemicals leftover from your detergent can get trapped in your washer and over time, lead to bacteria build-up.
That’s the reason behind the musty odour you smell on your clothing even when they come fresh out the wash. To give your machine a good clean, you just need to run an empty load with a mixture of vinegar and baking soda, in a 4-to-1 ratio. You’ll be left with a clean and disinfected washer, ready for future use! The last tip is to build the good habit of leaving the washer door open to dry after every wash, so that mildew won’t build up inside and leave it smelling damp.
With these eight valuable tips, laundry day will no longer be a problematic chore. If you ever needed a dependable detergent that can do it all, is antibacterial, and have 100% plant-based active ingredients, consider Natural Plus UItra Concentrated Laundry Liquid for all your needs!