Easy Laundry Hacks: - Do you know how beneficial it will be to put ice in the washing machine while washing clothes?


It is monsoon time and laundry becomes a big problem during this time. Washing clothes, drying them, pressing them and keeping them in the cupboard is a huge task. In such a situation, if we talk about your washed clothes, then in most cases, they either start to smell or weep or they do not dry properly. 

If we talk about the hacks related to laundry, then these hacks can prove to be very useful, which we are going to tell you. Do you know what happens if you use ice while washing clothes in the washing machine? Let us tell you what can happen with this. So let us tell you some unique cleaning hacks. 

What to do if your washed clothes smell bad?

If your laundry has always smelled of clothes in your house, then your washing machine may be responsible for that. This is because we forget to clean our washing machine ourselves. No-no, it is not just about cleaning the lint trap, but here it is talking about cleaning the entire washing machine. We tell you two very easy hacks for this-

First of all, if you have a front-loading washing machine, check under the rubber. Most of the dirt accumulates in that place. In such a situation, put a little mouthwash on the tissue and apply it to this rubbery area and then remove it after 10 minutes. You will find that the smell from your washing machine is largely gone. 

Clean the gasket in the same way. Gaskets mean the rubber or silicone joints to which the different parts of the washing machine are attached. 

You can use baking soda and white vinegar to clean the washing machine tub properly. All you have to do is put half a litre of vinegar and 3 tablespoons of baking soda in the washing machine and run the washing machine for the longest cycle by adding as much water as you use while washing clothes.

This will clean the machine thoroughly and the water stains and salt water that will accumulate will also come out. After this, do not forget to wash the machine with normal water or else the smell of vinegar will remain in it. 

Why can ice be put in the dryer of the washing machine? 

As we mentioned that pressing clothes is a very difficult task and in such a situation it is important that you dry the clothes properly, but if the clothes are washed and dried in the washing machine, then they get shrivelled a lot. In this case, ice cubes will come in handy for you.  

All you have to do is use two-three ice cubes in the dryer while drying the clothes. Why so? There is a simple science behind this, as ice cubes melt with the release of water, steam will be formed and in such a situation wrinkles will be reduced in clothes.  

This can prove to be a very useful trick and in such a situation, there are very few wrinkles in clothes made of cotton etc. 

Clothes take a long time to dry, so what to do? 

Another very big problem during monsoon is that it takes a lot of time to dry clothes. In such a situation, you do that along with the clothes and put a completely dry towel in the dryer downstairs. By doing this, the dry towel will quickly absorb the water from the clothes and they will dry better.  

Try these three hacks, they can prove to be very helpful for you. 


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