The Time-Saving Washacks You MUST Know: Mom shares the five things she does for a clean and perfect home
- Melbourne mom Mama Mila shared the five time-saving washes to know
- She revealed that if you tie your socks together, you are less likely to lose them
- Mila adds half a cup of baking soda to the wash to brighten and soften clothes
- Her tips include using steam as a straightener and folding warm clothes
A Melbourne mom shared the five time-saving washes she swears by, including tying socks together before you wash them so you don’t lose any and adding baking soda to the wash to brighten and soften your clothes.
The woman who bears the name Mama Mila online, said she’s a “ big fan of time-saving laundry, ” and here’s what she’s learned from years of cleaning kids’ sportswear and uniforms.
“Save this for later, these are my five time-saving washes,” Mila continued TikTok.
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A Melbourne mom shared the five time-saving washes she swears by, including tying socks together before you wash them so you don’t lose them, and washing baking soda to brighten and soften your clothes (both pictured)
Mila’s first trick is that you should always add half a cup of baking soda to your laundry when you have a full load (see photo) as this is a natural deodorant and cleaner and will make your clothes softer
1. Add baking soda to your laundry
Mila’s first trick is to always add half a cup of baking soda to your laundry when you have a full load.
“Adding baking soda to the laundry means you use less detergent and your clothes become softer and lighter,” explains Mila.
Baking soda is a natural deodorant and cleanser, and it also softens the water, which means you get away with less detergent.
Mila said this trick even works for your bedding and towels if you want to make them look brighter.
Mila has a simple technique to keep your socks from getting lost in the washing machine, and all you have to do is tie the socks together before putting them in the washing machine (photo)
2. Tie socks together
If you’ve ever done a full wash only to struggle to find pairs of socks at the end, you’re not alone.
But Mila has a simple technique for avoiding this once and for all, and all you need to do is tie the socks together before putting them in the washing machine.
“By doing this, I can make sure no one disappears,” she said.
Another great trick for a large family is to hang items from your clothes hangers on your home laundry rack, as this will allow you to hang more clothes (photo)
3. Hang objects on the drying rack
Another great trick for a large family is to hang items from clothes hangers on your laundry rack at home.
This will increase the amount of clothing you can get on a drying rack.
Mila recommends that you use all the steam you can get from taking a bath or shower in your bathroom by hanging shirts on hangers there to lightly steam them before ironing (photo)
4. Use shower steam
For anyone who hates ironing, there is an easy way to get around this.
Mila recommends that you take all the steam you get from taking a bath or shower in your bathroom by hanging shirts on hangers to give them a light steam before ironing.
“I use shower steam as a natural straightener so I spend less time ironing,” said Mila.
Finally, Mila recommends that you fold your clothes while they are warm as they wrinkle and crease when they cool down (photo)
5. Fold clothes while they are warm
Finally, Mila recommends that you fold your clothes while they are warm.
This is because they wrinkle when they cool down.
Mila is known for sharing an array of tips and tricks to make life at home easier, including how to clean your microwave in just four minutes.
Mila said you only need a cup of water and a teaspoon of laundry detergent.
Then mix them in a jug and put it in the microwave for four minutes.
Once you take the pitcher out of your microwave, just wipe the inside and the door with a clean cloth.