Laundry day—ugh. Thanks to the experts behind the Downy Ball, today we’re sharing six wash-and-fold secrets to make the entire process a tad more enjoyable. When you launder your clothes the right way, you save time, money, and energy. Can't complain there, right? So the next time laundry is calling your name, be sure to keep these tips in mind.
Check out the best secrets for the freshest clothes below.
"Buy a sneaker dryer bag to eliminate the loud banging from your shoes." — Downy Team
"To prevent color fading, toss your clothes in the wash with a teaspoon of salt for a brighter look." — Downy Team
"Wash dark clothes inside out to keep them from fading. The detergent won’t drain the color, and this easy trick will keep favorite shirts and pants looking newer longer." — Downy Team
"Remove underarm stains with a homemade recipe instead of bleach or stain sticks. Mix Dawn dishwashing liquid, hydrogen peroxide, and baking soda to create a scrub that gets stunning results." — Downy Team
"Remove grease stains with a piece of chalk. Even if you have already washed a garment hoping soap and water would do the trick, that stain isn’t a permanent part of your wardrobe and chalk can still save the day." — Downy Team
"Save time, energy, and money by throwing a dry towel into the dryer with wet laundry—this will reduce moisture in the machine and speed up the drying process." — Downy Team
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