Tips&TricksOut of detergent? Discover surprising household items that can save your laundry day

Out of detergent? Discover surprising household items that can save your laundry day

Mouthwash instead of laundry detergent.
Mouthwash instead of laundry detergent.
2:03 PM EST, January 11, 2024

Grey Soap: You can grate it finely and throw it in the drum along with your dirty clothes. However, remember to rinse them thoroughly afterward. For even better results, enhance it with a natural ingredient!

Baking Soda: Apply it directly into the washing machine drum, and watch as stains from coffee or wine disappear! Its gentle cleansing capabilities make it an ideal aid for even the most sensitive skin types.


Vinegar: Replacing laundry detergent with vinegar not only effectively cleans your garments but also significantly softens them! Rest assured, your clothes won't retain its strong smell.

Dish Soap: While it's known to effectively dissolve dirt and grease, we strongly advise against using dish soap as a laundry detergent alternative, especially not directly in the machine. Its rich suds can lead to excessive cleaning or even damage to your machine.

"laundry vinegar"
"laundry vinegar"

Shampoo: Although it isn't advisable to use shampoo in a washing machine, it is an effective alternative for hand washing. After washing, simply toss the wet clothes into the machine and run a spin cycle.

Using mouthwash as laundry detergent? Yes, it's no joke!

In the event of running out of laundry detergent, don't dismiss the potential of some items that you could already have in your bathroom. Mouthwash is an effective and safe substitute that reliably removes stains and rejuvenates fabrics.

Add a capful measuring between 2 – 3 fluid ounces of mouthwash (or more for heavily soiled fabrics) into the drum with your dirty clothes.

Simply run the standard washing cycle, and once completed, you'll be greeted by a beautifully fresh and crisp scent from your clothes.

If the idea of natural substitutes and homemade laundry techniques piques your interest, then you should definitely explore this tip! Combine two ingredients, add them to your laundry load, and enjoy a longer-lasting, stronger scent for weeks!

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