Airing Dirty Laundry

Photo by Cyron

Growing up, Saturday mornings always meant “laundry day” at my house.

(Additionally, Saturdays were always “doughnut day” too, but the doughtnuts weren’t nearly as exciting as the laundry.)

Each member of the family was required to gather his/her dirty laundry and bring it downstairs to the laundry room. Piles were created on the floor–lights, darks, whites. And when each pile had completed the entire cycle, we were required to fold and return our own clean laundry to the correct drawers. It was an efficient system that worked well.

In celebration of Saturday, here are 3 laundry tips.

1. If you need to remove gum from an item of clothing, simply stick the item in the freezer. When the gum has hardened, you should be able to peel it off relatively easily.

2. If the laundry basket smells bad, sprinkle some baking soda over the dirty clothes to help eliminate the stench.

3. If you are trying to remove grass stains, simply put some rubbing alcohol on the stain before tossing the item into the wash.

Always be careful to follow care instructions. And don’t leave any clothing in the freezer!

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