12 Laundry Hacks You’ve Never Heard Before

Let’s face it—laundry is a chore. But it’s also the key to extending the lifespan of your wardrobe. We all know to wash our darks in cold water and to turn clothes inside out, but do you know how hand sanitizer can prevent a near-disaster or what aspirin can do for your laundry? We do, and we’re here to share.

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Do this the first time you wash items to set the color.


Let it set for 10 minutes, and wash using hot water and your usual laundry detergent.


Then wash as usual!


It also cuts down on static!


This prevents colors from bleeding, too.


They don’t always need to be dry-cleaned.


The fabric is notorious for shrinking.


Using too much laundry detergent will wear out your washing machine and leave your garments stiff.

What’s your most valuable laundry hack? Tell us in the comments below!