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23 Surprising Laundry Tips You Didn't Know You Needed

So you won't have to go buy more socks the next time you run out of clean ones.

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4. If your towels have already seen better days, use vinegar and baking soda instead of detergent.

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Boost absorbency and get rid of the towel stank for good. All it takes is two washes in hot water; the first with vinegar, and the second with baking soda.

7. Unshrink clothes using baby shampoo and a towel.

Just soak the shrunken piece of clothing in lukewarm water and baby shampoo, work through to relax the fibers, and gently stretch. Get the full tutorial here.

16. Make sure you're washing things at the right temperature.

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It may sound obvious, but not all detergents work in cold water! Double-check before you set your machine.

17. Keep your sweaters in shape by drying them flat instead of on a hanger.

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Items that easily stretch out — like sweaters — should be laid on a hanging rack (like this one) or any flat surface.

21. Stinky jeans have no chill. Skip the washing machine and keep them in the freezer between wears.

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The cold will apparently kill bacteria that causes odor. Just remember to let them warm up before putting them on.

22. Hate ironing? Try to eliminate wrinkled shirts and dresses with this speedy hanging hack.

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23. Learn how to fold a tee in two seconds for a fast and efficient post-laundry routine.

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Way better than piling your clothes on the floor.

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