There are a few things that are a constant in life-laundry is one of them. Growing families that take part in sporting activities often will find their laundry room on high alert as the laundry piles grow each day. We found these great laundry hacks that will hopefully make your task a little more simple .

1.Wash Socks in a Mesh Bag so they are Easier to Pair Up.

I swear there is someone in our washing machine eating a sock or two every time we do laundry.  I wish I had seen this hack earlier I might have saved myself some headaches of lost socks.

2.Pretreat Makeup Smudge with Shaving Cream

Wipe a dollop of cream on that stain and launder as usual.

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3.Write on Your  Washing Machine with a Dry Eraser Marker Items that Don’t Go in the Dryer.

Never turn down help in the  laundry room but also have no regrets of items that get tossed in the dryer that should’ve line dried.  By adding this note, you can remind yourself and others who want to help out in the laundry room.

4.Put baby powder on an oil stain and let it soak up the oil overnight.

5.Soften clothes with vinegar.

Pour ¼ – ½ cup vinegar (depending on your washer type) in along with detergent for your wash cycle—then enjoy static-free, lint-free, soft clothes. No more buying fabric softeners or dryer sheets.

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6.Dewrinkle clothes quickly with ice cubes

Throw a couple of ice cubes in your dryer with wrinkled clothing for about 15 minutes. As the heat from your dryer melts the ice cubes, steam is released to help rid your clothes of wrinkles.

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7.Freeze jeans in a Ziploc bag to remove odors

Your jeans don’t need to be washed after each wear. Placing them in the freezer overnight kills any odors or bacteria and saves your fabric.

8.Use a pillowcase and a paint stirring stick (a ruler works too) to deep clean your lint trap

Before cleaning your lint trap, remove any clean laundry from the dryer. Put a paint stirring stick or ruler inside the corner of a pillowcase and lightly spray the corner with water or a gentle spray cleaner (the wetness will help the lint adhere to the pillowcase fabric). Slide the ruler or stick from one side to the other, and life out any lint—you’ll be surprised at how much will come out!

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9.Ball up aluminum foil and use it as a dryer sheet

Your clothes will be static-free and you can reuse the foil.

10.Clean your iron with dryer sheets

Turn your iron on the lowest heat setting and let it warm up. Then, lay a dryer sheet out flat on your ironing board and gently rub the iron over it. The dryer sheet will capture the gunk and leave your iron clean.

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