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Wacky Hack Wednesday

Laundry Hacks

Hey, guys!  Welcome back to Talk Fabulous!
Today, we’re trying out something new called Wacky Hack Wednesday.  Each Wednesday I’ll scour Pinterest, and maybe the rest of the internet, to bring you fashion, beauty, and lifestyle ideas to make your life easier.  First up, let’s talk Laundry Hacks.  Laundry is not super fun, especially if you have some stubborn stains on your favorite pieces.  No worries, though!  I’ve got you covered!
Oil Based Stains + Baking Soda or Chalk 
Inspiration from Apartment Therapy

Did you spill some olive oil on your shirt while you were cooking? Did some grease drip from that delicious pizza onto your pants? Oil based stains can seem impossible to remove, until now. Simply sprinkle some baking soda over the stain, rub it in, let it sit for a bit (I’ve let it sit anywhere from a few minutes to a few days and it seems to work just the same), and wash as normal.  Voila! The stain is gone! Chalk also works, but I don’t have a lot of chalk laying around, so I prefer baking soda.

Dry Erase Markers + Washing Machine = Genius!
Inspiration from Mother’s Niche
Ever throw something in the washer that wasn’t supposed to go in the dryer only to forget it wasn’t supposed to go in the dryer and then the item is ruined?  If so, have I got a hack for you!  Use a dry erase marker on the washer to write down the items that don’t go in the dryer.  Genius!

Homemade “Shout” Stain Remover

Inspiration from Tidy Mom
Sometimes mystery stains appear on our clothing with no rhyme or reason.  At least, not that we can comprehend.  No matter, homemade “Shout” stain remover to the rescue!  I never have “Shout” on hand when I need it, but I do have the ingredients to make the homemade version.  Simply mix 1 part Dawn and 2 parts hydrogen peroxide in an empty spray bottle.  I wrap my bottle in aluminum foil since the hydrogen peroxide is light sensitive, but that’s optional.  I’ve used this on a variety of stains and it works every time!
What are some of your laundry hacks?
That’s all for today.  See you guys in my next post!

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