Amazing DIY Laundry Hacks That Will Save You Money

I have been doing some laundry cleaning research lately and wanted to share homemade DIY laundry hacks with you. This is a simple recipe that will save you money! You can see more of my crazy creations here

supplies needed for DIY laundry hacks.

How To Make DIY Laundry Detergent:

Mix together 1/4 cup Washing Soda, 1/4 cup Borax, 1/4 cup Castile Soap, and 1 gallon water in a container of your choice.

Washing Soda (different from baking soda) neutralizes and eliminates odors, enhances your laundry soap, and a natural whitener that is safe for colors.

Borax enhances the power of your soap and is a color safe whitener.

Castile soap is a natural, non-toxic, multi-purpose vegetable based soap. It’s biodegradable, you can get it scented or unscented, and categorized as a disinfectant and will kill 99% of germs.

adding diy laundry hack cleaner to washing machine

You would use equal amounts of this as you would any store bought laundry detergent.

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DIY Stain Remover

Mix 1/2 cup Castile Soap with 1 cup Hydrogen Peroxide (be sure to use the 3% kind you can buy at the store) and place in a dark squirt bottle.

Spraying diy laundry stain remover.

Spray the mixture onto your stain and you can watch it work immediately. I let this one sit for 10 minutes as my son had a bloody nose (sorry).

Placing towel in washing machine

Place it in your wash and it’ll come out clean. If for some reason the stain persists, repeat the steps and you can soak in this solution as well. I did test this on color fabrics and it did work without bleaching it out.

I didn’t leave it set as long so you might want to test it first for a longer amount of time before letting it soak too long.

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Alternative Stain Remover:

You can also use a mixture of 1 cup vinegar, and 1/2 cup lemon juice.

Spraying the mixture on the stains.

Spray the mixture on the stains and wait approximately 10 minutes.

Placing towel in washing machine.

Place in your wash.

diy laundry cleaner on shirt.

3rd Laundry Hack Stain Remover

Use straight Castile or Dawn soap. Place a little soap on the clothes, use your finger and scrub into the stain. You can watch it start to work and disappear.

Placing shirt in washing machine.

Place in wash and it’ll come out clean.

*I have noticed that Dawn appears a little stronger than Castile soap.

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Remove the musty smell

Place 1/2 cup baking soda in with your DIY detergent from above and they will work together to fight that musty smell.

Alternatively you can use 1 cup vinegar and 1/2 cup lemon juice with no detergent.

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Dryer Sheets

Mix together 1 cup vinegar and 1/2 cup lemon juice. You could use essential oil in place of the lemon juice. In a container place wash clothes or cloths, pour the mixture over the washcloths, and place the lid on top. When you are ready to use one, pull it out and stick it in the dryer.

Vinegar – this is a natural cleaner and fabric softener.

Lemon juice is also acidic so same qualities as vinegar, & added a nice lemon smell.

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Homemade Bleach

Fill our laundry tub the whites you wish to clean and fill with water. Pour in 2 cups hydrogen peroxide (the 3% kind you can buy at the store), and 1/4 cup lemon juice.

Hydrogen Peroxide is a bleach alternative

Lemon juice is a natural cleaner, breaks down stains, and fabric softener, & added a nice lemon smell.

Click the video below to watch these laundry cleaners in action


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  • Robin Robin on Apr 27, 2024

    Used vinegar as a fabric softener in my washing machine for 13 years- seals perfect -the electronic board failed. Continue to use vinegar in my new replacement washer.

    Commercial fabric softener is BAD for humans!

  • Elsa Elsa on Apr 27, 2024

    Great ideas !

    I also love your laundry wall ❤️