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Between my grandmas and great grandma, I have learned quite a few laundry tips that really work!

An overflowing wicker laundry basket with text above it.
#1- never skimp on the detergent. It matters. I use ARM & HAMMER™ plus OxiClean™ Stainfighters Power Paks Laundry Detergent because I know that I need a good detergent that works, but that doesn’t cost an ARM & A LEG (Get it? My husband says no one gets my jokes!). This formula contains active stain fighting ingredients that tackle a variety of stains, including dirt, grass, blood and oil.

#2- Use Hairspray to get ink out of clothing. Just spray it on and blot the ink away.

#3- Remove Grease by applying cornstarch and water (make a paste). Allow it to dry and then brush it away.

#4- Wash your clothes in cold water. The stains don’t set and it saves your color.

#5- Convenience does not cost more. Laundry detergent packs are the easiest to use. No measuring, no messy spills, no drips after you are done pouring. They dissolve in the water easily. I like ARM & HAMMER™ Plus OxiClean™ Stainfighters Power Paks Laundry Detergent because it does the job for 50% less money per load than the leading single use brand.)
#6- Zip the zippers up before you wash them, or you can snag other clothes.

#7- Place socks in the washer tub first, so they will have less of a chance of attaching themselves to other things in the washer (and going missing)

#8- To keep tennis shoes from banging around in the dryer, put the laces IN THE DOOR when you shut it, so the laces hang outside of the dryer and the shoes are inside, being dried, but holding the shoes in place. (Great tip from and buzzfeed!)

A person putting dirty tennis shoes in the dishwasher with text above it.

#9- Use a salad spinner from items that can’t go into the dryer.

#10- Wash darks inside out to prevent fading.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Arm & Hammer. The opinions and text are all mine.

Hi there!

I’m Becky, a former elementary school teacher turned certified child development therapist and blogger. I work at home with my husband and together we are raising (and partially homeschooling) our four children in the Carolinas. I love diet coke, ice cream, and spending time with my family.

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