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Since I married in January, my laundry habits have been a bit different. I definitely have to run a lot more loads of laundry each week, due to the heavy duty jeans and work shirts my husband adds to the basket. Totally worth the trade off for having such a handy, handsome man by my side. I have also had to learn some laundry hacks for working men, because his clothes often come to the laundry with grease stains, concrete splatters, sawdust debris and so much more. He also has different preferences than me.
Laundry Hack #1 – Use white chalk to remove grease stains. Chalk powder absorbs anything greasy, so simply rub onto stain before washing.
Laundry Hack #2 – Skip the dryer to save money, and hang dry clothes. Believe it or not, a lot of people still hang dry their clothes, and actually prefer it. It keeps clothes smelling fresh and crisp, but also saves on the utility bill. My husband would wash late at night after work, hang his clothes outside and snag them after work the next day. This method also prevents shrinking.
Laundry Hack #3 – If jeans don’t look dirty, but perhaps smell a little, try folding them up into a gallon size bag and store in the freezer for a few hours. This gets rid of any smells, and gives them that day old worn feeling that so many people love in their jeans.
Laundry Hack #4 – Another money saving tip is to turn to Arm & Hammer Plus OxiClean Ultra Power Power PAKS Laundry Detergent. Between the combination of OxiClean Stain Fighters and Arm & Hammer Baking Soda, my working man’s clothes come out smelling clean, looking clean and all from a detergent that costs less than most leading brands. I also love the Paks because they are super convenient and speed laundry time up.
Laundry Hack #5 – To get rid of sweat stains, rub a little baking soda and water (into a paste) into the stain. Allow to sit for an hour or more, then wash with detergent and 1 cup vinegar to help with any smell too. If the stains are extra stubborn, try adding a little hydrogen peroxide in place of water to make the paste.
Laundry Hack $6 – Because vinegar works great on smells, fill a spray bottle with it and spritz your man’s dress shirt to keep it fresh for longer between washings. I love this trick for Sunday dress shirts that only get worn for 3 hours.
I hope some of these hacks will make laundry time a little more breezy, and have your working man’s clothes smelling and looking great in no time.