Jenny Chang / BuzzFeed 1. Make your own nontoxic laundry detergent. homesteadbloggersnetwork.com Do you have sensitive skin or an allergy to common detergent ingredients? Well, we got you covered, boo. Try making your own borax-free detergent using around-the-house items. Get the instructions from Homestead Bloggers Network. 2. Or DIY your own laundry detergent tabs. pinsandprocrastination.com Get the full how-to here. 3. Wash your socks in a lingerie bag and you'll never be stranded with unmatched socks again. onegoodthingbyjillee.com Learn more about it from One Good Thing By Jillee. Advertisement 4. Use a dry-erase marker to write reminders and special washing instructions on top of the washing machine or dryer. myhomelookbook.com Do you always forget to turn that shirt inside out before you wash it? Keep note of it on the machine lid and erase it when you've committed it to memory. 5. Are your towels feeling WAY less absorbent? Avoid fabric softeners and dryer sheets. Peopleimages / Getty Images Fabric softeners and dryer sheets coat towel surfaces with a layer of chemicals that makes the fibers hydrophobic (aka they can't absorb water). 6. To revive *scratchy* towels, wash them with vinegar. Alison Caporimo / BuzzFeed Dilute the vinegar with a little water or wait until the water level is high enough to dilute it instantly; otherwise, it might discolor your towels. Learn more about this technique here. 7. Want to air-dry something without getting creases in it? Use a pool noodle. howdoesshe.com Cut a pool noodle to fit the length of a clothesline or hanger. Then, cut a line down one side of the noodle and wedge it onto the line or wire. Learn more about it here. Advertisement 8. Unshrink clothes with baby shampoo and a towel. onegoodthingbyjillee.com Did you shrink your fave crop top and now it'll only fit your pug? WEEP. NO. MORE. Soak the shrunken piece of clothing in lukewarm water and baby shampoo, work through to relax the fibers, gently stretch, and lay flat to dry. Get the full tutorial here. 9. Wanna dry your sneakers without hearing them DIE A SLOW AND LOUD DEATH? Wedge knotted laces in the dryer door. 4men1lady.com This. Will. Change. Your. Life. 10. Or buy a *brilliant* sneaker dryer bag. amazon.com Get it from Amazon for $6.80. 11. If a colored item bleeds onto other clothes in the wash, DO NOT PUT THEM IN THE DRYER. Home Depot / Alison Caporimo Rewash the stained articles immediately (without the bleeding item) to remove stains while they're still fresh and easy to fix. Advertisement 12. Got a few loads? Always start with your delicates. Beeldbewerking / Getty Images Lightweight, more delicate items are less likely to shrink is you put them in a cold dryer versus one that's been working for the past hour. 13. Frame a laundry cheat sheet and keep it in your laundry room so that you never forget the rules. etsy.com Find the perfect cheat sheet here. 14. Need a dryer ball stat? Ball up some aluminum foil instead. Imagepixel / Getty Images Get soft and fluffy sheets and towels without wasting money on dryer sheets or searching frantically for a dryer ball. Bonus points: Aluminum reduces static, too. Learn more about it here. 15. And lastly, buy black and white laundry bins to make sorting with kids SUPER easy. momalwaysfindsout.com Colored clothing goes in the black bin and white items get dropping into the white bin. Sorting before you go to wash will cut your laundry time in half. Happy washing! Tap to play GIF Tap to play GIF E! Television Network Share On facebook Share On facebook Share On vk Share On vk Share On pinterest Share On pinterest Share On lineapp Share On lineapp Share On twitter Share On twitter Share On email Share On email Share On sms Share On sms Share On whatsapp Share On whatsapp Share On more Share On more Share On tumblr Share On tumblr Share On link Share On link Share On copy Share On copy Omg It's Prime Day!