We’ve all been there. You’re on a roll, getting through that mountain of laundry, and then you get distracted. Maybe it’s gotten late and you start fixing dinner. Or, maybe you had errands to run. Either way, the inevitable happens.
You forgot a load in the washer and the dreaded mildew starts to set in. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve washed the same load of laundry hoping it’d fix the problem, but it never does!
I know I’m not the only mom struggling with this simple life task, so let me share a trick I’ve been using lately for my stinky laundry. It’s all natural and really work!
Simple Cure for Laundry Neglect
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If you frequently neglect your laundry like I do, this hack is for you.
It’s simple, effective, and non-toxic. Here’s what you’ll need:
- Baking Soda (approx 3 tbs)
- White vinegar (approx 1/2 cup)
- Purification essential oil (2-3 drops max)
Once you’ve realized you forgot the laundry, simply add these 3 ingredients to your wash cycle! I don’t pre-mix them or add them to any special compartment, personally. I have an old-school top-loader and I just pour these ingredients in with the detergent and run another cycle.
Once they’re clean, I add a few more drops of purification to my wool dryer balls and end up with the cleanest smelling laundry when I’m done!
If you’re like me, and struggle with laundry neglect, this life hack will change everything! I no longer worry about having stinky laundry in a few days, because this trick has worked every time! I really love that I don’t have to use toxic dryer sheets and harsh chemicals to hide the smell, either!
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