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    20 Things From Amazon To Help You Master The Art Of Doing Laundry

    The laundry room is your palette and you are a true artist (or will be, after you buy some of this stuff).

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    1. A set of four spiky dryer balls to fluff, soften, detangle, de-wrinkle, and de-static your clothes, all without any extra additives or chemicals.

    a model putting the blue balls in a dryer with laundry
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    Promising review: "We moved into our house five years ago and have had issues with our dryer not drying efficiently; to the point where we have to separate a normal load of laundry into three loads of drying. I got these as a 'nothing else works, why not' purchase, but I had no intention of them actually helping. Well, I was wrong! These are amazing! I am not sure how they do it, but somehow they actually help dry the clothes. We can now put a normal load of clothes into the dryer, and we don't have to divide them, or run the dryer three to four times to dry! Even if we get a new dryer, I will always use these. I highly recommend!" —Kristin

    Price: $6.49 for a set of four

    2. A double hamper so you can sort your lights and darks right when you throw them in, no sorting later needed. Plus, it comes with removable bags, so you don't have to transfer anything to a basket or bag. That's two annoying steps removed with just one hamper!

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    Promising review: "I live in an apartment community with shared laundry space. Before I bought this, I had to lug my huge laundry basket across a few apartments to do my laundry. Haha! Now, I can simply just untie the little bag from the basket and carry my laundry like a Santa sack to the laundry room. It comes with two laundry bags so when I am doing laundry, I can replace it with the other one. It's perfect for apartment life and I don't have to lug around the whole basket with me anymore!" —Flora

    Price: $49.99+ (available in two sizes and five colors)

    3. A collapsible drying rack because it really is worth the effort to air-dry some of your more delicate pieces — I'm still mourning an amazing fluffy pink sweater that got destroyed in the dryer. :(

    the rack with shirts in front of a washer and dryer
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I bought this to be able to line dry my more delicate items (or things I'm paranoid will shrink) and it works PERFECTLY. I feel dumb for having vacillated for so long on whether to get one or not. It's very light and easy to move around and doesn't take up as much space as I though it might. I can line dry all the stuff I need to with this sucker. I haven't tried to put anything heavy on it like a comforter, but I imagine it would do just fine. This is a winner, look no further!" —L. Montgomery

    Price: $21.96

    4. A pack of Bounce pet hair guard dryer sheets that'll make Fluffy and Fido's hair practically slide off your clothes instead of clinging and sticking.

    the dog hair removed from the lint trap
    Nazareth G./ Amazon / Via amazon.com

    Promising review: "We have two dogs and they shed all the time — these are truly a game changer! No more dog hair coming out of the dryer stuck in the clothes! Helps keep it off your clothes when wearing it! Love it!" —Michelle Cifuentes

    Price: $7.91+ (available in seven sizes)

    5. A bottle of wrinkle release spray because let's be real, you don't own an iron, and hanging clothing up in the bathroom while you shower only does so much.

    a reviewer photo of a dress before and after using the spray
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    Promising review: "This year, I have been attending medical school interviews all over the country. I have ONE suit, which I do not have the money to continuously dry-clean between interviews. I bought these to keep with me when traveling so my suit remains pressed and fresh. I typically spray it and do not hot iron it (as it's time consuming and I have other things to worry about on interview day, like answer prep and transportation). Really does what it says, would be great to keep clothes crisp and nice smelling, especially if you have a garment that wrinkles easily and you don't feel like ironing before each wear." —Taylor

    Price: $13.94 for a pack of two bottles or Subscribe & Save for $13.24/month

    6. A box of washing machine cleaner tabs perfect for machines that leave a mildewy smell on even freshly washed clothes. These little tabs will get into all the little nooks and crannies, so you can have a clean washer — and cleaner clothes!

    a model putting the tab in a top-loading washer
    Amazon

    Promising review: "Our new washer gets a stinky smell every so often so I bought these tabs. I put one in a month on the 'clean tub' setting and it eliminates the odor. I just made a T-chart with a permanent marker on the box for the months and add an X when I put the tab in for the month. This way I don't miss a month and my washer runs great." —akkeber

    Price: $11.14  or Subscribe & Save for $9.47/month

    7. A folding board that may give you retail job flashbacks — but it'll be worth it for the neat, nonwrinkled clothes that will fill your drawers.

    a review photo of an orange shirt being folded on the orange board
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    Promising review: "Let me start off with this: I hate folding laundry. I absolutely hate it. I've seen this thing all over social media. I decided to try it out and OH. MY. GOSH. I freaking love it! It's super easy to use and my clothes are perfectly folded every time. As weird as it sounds, I actually look forward to folding my laundry now. I wish I had purchased this sooner! I like the design it has and I love how compact it is. After I'm finished folding my laundry, I just fold up the folding board and tuck it away! It's lightweight and seems durable. I recommend this to everyone, even those who hate folding clothes. I was skeptical at first, but after trying it out, I am 100% satisfied with my purchase and this product! It's worth every penny!" —Kayli 

    Price: $11.89+ (available in four colors)

    8. A laundry scent booster for everyone who is obsessed with fresh laundry smell and wants to take it to the max.

    the green package of laundry beads
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I wasn’t sure I needed to add this to the wash, but since I like the Gain scent, I thought I’d give it a try. The first time I used it was in a load I was packing for a trip to my mother’s in California. When I opened my suitcase after arriving, the fresh smell wafted into her hallway and she asked me if I put scent in my luggage! I wore a jacket that stayed fragrant with freshness for at least four days. So yeah, I’ll be using these magic beads from now on. Worth a try!" —Julie H.

    Price: $11.94 or Subscribe & Save for $11.34/month

    9. A set of seven mesh delicates bags that'll keep your underwire bras in mint condition, prevent your stockings from snagging, and finally defeat the monster in the dryer that always eats just ~one~ sock from a pair.

    the delicates bags in use
    Khadija/ Amazon / Via amazon.com

    Promising review: "I had previously bought some round laundry containers for intimate apparel. The issues that I was coming across was that when I were to put them in the dryer, they would never come out completely dry. These bags are like night and day by comparison. The bags allow the garments to move inside, which allows them to get properly cleaned and also dried. Side note: These bags do not cause my washer to become unbalanced unlike the other bags I had. The smaller bag zippers are gel covered except the large black bag. All bag zippers can be tucked into the zipper pocket." —Customer Rod

    Price: $6.99+ (available in 12 options)

    10. A whole-shoe cleaning system designed to be used with your washing machine to make sure your kicks are sparkling.

    the shoe cleaning kit components and a pair of shoes
    Amazon

    The system helps you safely wash your shoes in the machine and includes a small brush for detailing.

    Promising review: "I used them to wash my Yeezys in the washer and they were amazing! Kept the shape and made them very clean. I love that you get three brushes as well for the soles of the shoes! Love this product" —Andrew

    Price: $29.99

    11. A Fels-Naptha laundry bar that's maybe a little old fashioned, but it's stuck around for more than a CENTURY, so you know it works.

    a review photo of a before and after of a pair of softball pants
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    Rub the stain with the wet bar, let it sit for a few minutes, and then wash as usual in your machine.

    Promising review: "Amazing! Before Fels-Naptha, we always had that stain of shame from blowout diapers. NO MORE! I rinse off the poopy onesie and rub the bar on the stain. A little scrubadub and rinse with water, put it in the washer and voila! It's like the blowout never happened! I put the bar in a sandwich zip-top bag to let it dry then store in the zip-top bag." —HT

    Price: $0.97

    12. A trio of Tide To Go pens so you can put one in your bag, your desk, and your laundry room and be totally prepared for any unexpected stains that come your way.

    Alejandro/ Amazon / Via amazon.com

    Promising review: "These were a lifesaver. I was walking to the bus and decided it was a great decision to drink coffee while walking. Like a scene from an infomercial, I spilled coffee all over my white shirt. Yes, the classic 'coffee on the white shirt.' Luckily I had one of these in my bag (I put one in each of my most-used purses in anticipation of my clumsiness). I went into a store bathroom and quickly scrubbed the Tide To Go on my shirt. All of the coffee blobs went away and once the awkward wet splotches dried up, my shirt was perfectly white again. You've got yourself a big fan, Tide." —NAD

    Price: $6.97 or Subscribe & Save for $6.62/month

    13. A dryer vent cleaning kit that harnesses the power of your vacuum to clean out lint from spots you didn't even know existed. Cleaning it out will make your dryer run way more efficiently, and it reduces your risk of fire!

    a reviewer photo of the removed lint from a dryer
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    Promising review: "I used the vacuum attachment as soon as I got it because our dryer was not working as well as it used to. I could not believe the amount of lint that I was able to vacuum out of the filter area, even though I conscientiously clean the filter every time I dry a load of laundry. The attachment works great and was able to access the lower area of the filter space that I didn't even know was there. It also worked well on cleaning the vent on the outside of our house. I highly recommend that everyone who owns a dryer clean out their filter area. If it is hiding as much lint as mine was, it is certainly a fire hazard." —Glad 

    Price: $7.95

    14. A portable washing machine because sometimes you don't want to go through the whole rigamarole of getting to the real machine when you just have a small load to do. Just set this up in your bathtub and go!

    the blue machine next to a small box
    Amazon

    Promising review: "We live in a 500-sq-ft apartment with no washer and dryer on site. We needed something to wash, rinse, and spin off excess water before line drying. This washer and spin dryer was perfect for us. It washes just a couple of items at a time, for example, my workout outfit. Easy to move throughout the apartment. I use a 5-gallon bucket or our removable shower head to fill the washer. We use just a few tablespoons of detergent. After we drain the wash cycle, we refill it with fresh water and a few tablespoons of softener. Then we drain again and spin the clothes to remove excess water. I usually line dry the clothes or visit the laundromat to dry multiple loads all together. I can easily store this in the utility closet after draining all water. We definitely will be bringing this with us when we travel to campsites without laundromats." —Priscilla 

    Price: $89.99

    15. A laundry hamper cart that'll be a godsend if you have to cart your laundry to a laundromat or an outside laundry room. The wheels make getting it up steps a breeze, and it'll take a ton of pressure off your back and hips.

    the hamper on wheels
    Alison W/ Amazon / Via amazon.com

    Promising review: "It’s hard for me to carry stuff and to bend or stoop. This is perfect since the hamper does not sit on the floor and I don’t have to bend as far to get at the clothes. Obviously, the wheels mean I don’t have to carry it and it goes up steps easily. You can remove the hamper and use it as a dolly as well. I recently got a delivery of a 36-pack of soda. All I had to do was flip it on the dolly and easily rolled it to the kitchen. The hamper itself is quite durable and the method of attaching it to the dolly is very sturdy. It’s a bit more than I wanted to spend but worth every penny. If you have any mobility issue, this is a great find." —M.G.

    Price: $49.49+ (available in three colors and two sizes)

    16. A container of Tide Free & Gentle Pods for people with sensitive skin or sensitive noses that can't deal with fragrances.

    the white and blue Tide Pod packaging
    Amazon

    Promising review: "Pods are a fantastic invention. They're mess free and easy to use the correct amount every time. I like using these on my toddler's clothing since he has sensitive skin and these clean all the dirt and grime that come from days spent digging in the dirt outside. There's no scent and my child has never reacted to the detergent. I find that these will wash out things like ketchup completely. In all, they exceed my expectations." —Parker

    Price: $19.99+ (available in two sizes)

    17. A wall hanging of laundry symbols that's a great reminder if you always forget what those weird hieroglyphs on your tags mean mean, or if you have kids in the house who are still learning how to do laundry.

    the chart
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    Promising review: "I can never remember what various laundry symbols mean, and I got tired of looking them up repeatedly online while sorting laundry. I decided to look for a helpful chart to keep in my laundry room, and found this instead. I was picturing something functional that I would likely hide behind a door, but this is so cute it is hanging right above my washing machine. Perfect!" —C. Carlson

    Price: $32.99

    18. A bottle of laundry whitener to make those dingy whites look just like new, without the stress of trying to use bleach.

    a before and after of a white shirt
    Amazon

    Promising review: "This stuff is amazing. Truly. I had a lot of very dingy white T-shirts (more gray by that point) and antique linens that were dulled and browned. I had tried Oxy soaks, baking soda, vinegar, peroxide, you name it. I used buckets, tubs and soaked for days and days. I decided the items were all past the point of repair but decided to try this as a last resort. I have to say I was shocked. My very old, gray T-shirts turned white and the antique linens are no longer cream...they are white as should be. This is now a must-have in my laundry room." —CECR

    Price: $23.99 or Subscribe & Save for $23.99/month

    19. A rolling storage cart that snuggles in perfectly in that annoying gap between the washer and dryer, so you can store your supplies and make use of that minimal space.

    a review photo of the cart between a washer and dryer
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    Promising review: "I was getting tired of detergent, dryer sheets, and all my other laundry supplies falling off my washer whenever it was in use (it has a curved top and clearly wasn't designed so that you can set things on top). Unfortunately, I live in a small apartment so I didn't have many other options. I bought this out of desperation and I am so glad I did. I had it put together in a few minutes. My container of detergent pods fits neatly into it, as do my dryer sheets, bleach, and bottle of Shout. It fits in the space between my washer and dryer and rolls out easily when I need something from it. I love this thing!" —Chanilove

    Price: $21.24

    20. A stain brush for all of us that aren't organized enough to keep old toothbrushes around for scrubbing — now, we get to feel superior to those type A people, because it works way better.

    a model using the brush to scrub a handkerchief
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I bought this on a whim and now don't know how I did without it! I use the brush on a variety of fabrics from delicate silk to heavier cottons and denim, and it's very effective to get stain removers deeper into the fabric. The bristles are soft so they don't do any damage and it's more efficient and less messy than using my fingers or just rubbing the fabric together." —Seabarley

    Price: $10.50 or Subscribe & Save for $9.51/month

    Reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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