5 Super-Easy Laundry Hacks That Will Make Wash Day Simpler

There are plenty of laundry hacks out there. But here are five super easy ones. Use these laundry tips every time you wash your clothes.

Pouring the laundry detergent
Tossing the detergent cup in the washing machine

Hack 1: What to do with detergent cups

After adding laundry detergent to the washer, toss the detergent cups right into the washing machine to let it clean the residue before putting it back on your bottle.

Pulling out the lint vent
Dirty lint vent
Picking out a dryer sheet
Using a dryer sheet to remove hair from the lint vent
Using a dryer sheet

Hack 2: Uses for a dryer sheet

Use a dryer sheet to easily remove hair from your lint vent, preventing any leftover debris or fuzz.

Using vinegar as fabric softener
Fabric softener

Hack 3: Vinegar fabric softener

Swap out fabric softener for vinegar for softer clothes without the buildup that fabric softener causes.

Wrinkles in a t-shirt
Wrinkled t-shirt
Boiling water in a pan
Placing a hot saucepan on a t-shirt

Hack 4: Ridding wrinkles

If you don't have an iron, heat a pot over the stove for a minute and use it to quickly iron out wrinkles in clothes.

Putting shoes in the dryer
Placing shoes in the dryer
Pulling the laces through the dryer door
Laces outside the dryer door

Hack 5: Keeping shoes in dryer quiet

To prevent shoes from creating noise in the dryer, loosen the dryer, close the laces in the door, and run the dryer to avoid tangling and bumping around.

Laundry hacks

I hope you learned some great ideas for your laundry routine. Sometimes, it just takes a few laundry hacks to make the whole process fun. Let me know what you think in the comments.

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  • Pat Pat on Apr 13, 2024
    I've always used my used dryer sheet to clean the vent screen. It cleans better than anything. I just wish there was something you could do with all that lint - besides fire starters. Any ideas?
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  • Kathy Kathy on Apr 19, 2024
    Vinegar is not recommended for washing machines. It causes the seals in the pump to dry out.
  • I've been using vinegar in my laundry routine for a while now, and I've never experienced any issues with it. It's always worked well for me!