Spring is the perfect time of year to clean out your home and create systems that work and help keep your life a little more organized and stress free. I guess that’s why they call it “Spring Cleaning.” Every season I like to go through my closet and either donate/giveaway, store or throw out pieces in my wardrobe that are not in season (temperature wise) or I just don’t wear anymore that could probably find a new home.
I really wanted to create some simple and easy cleaning habits to incorporate into my laundry routine. I’ve played around with a lot of natural detergents, dryer sheets, etc. but I feel like I’ve truly found a system that works for me and hopefully will work just as great for you! Here are my 3 ways to clean your clothes naturally and on a budget.
Natural Laundry Cleaning Tip #1: DIY Fabric Softener
Why spend tons of money on chemical fabric softeners when you can easily make your own by using household products like white vinegar and your favourite essential oils. This natural fabric softener has worked wonders for me. It softens your clothes but will also keep the colours from bleeding/fading, help deodorize and disinfect.
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Natural Laundry Cleaning Tip #2: DIY Dryer Balls
Not only are store-bought dryer sheets full of chemicals that you’re releasing into your air/clothes but they aren’t very eco-friendly. Buying or making your own DIY dryer balls is a great way to replace the need for dryer sheets. These took about 10 minutes to make each ball and I love that I can change up the scents by adding different essential oils. Not to mention they’re made out of 100% wool so they will soften your clothes, speed up the drying time and infuse your clothes with the natural essential oil scent of your choice. If you want you can even buy wool dryer balls already made for under $20 here.
Natural Laundry Tip: #3: Crystal Wash
Now that we know how to make your clothes smell good and feel soft we should probably wash them first, right? These amazing detergent free washer balls from Crystal Wash are a perfect natural replacement for your typical laundry detergent. They don’t contain any soap but instead change the PH balance of the water in your washer machine so that it becomes more like a hydrogen peroxide which disinfects, deodorizes and cleans your clothes naturally without any soap! It’s the craziest thing I know… Trust me on this one. I’ve been using it for a couple of months now and cannot get over how well these work which is why I had to share them with all of you. Best of all they are eco-friendly, contain no dyes, perfumes or chemicals, and are better for your skin. They also last for 1000 loads of laundry so you won’t have to replace them for a few years.
I hope you enjoyed my 3 ways to clean your clothes naturally while saving money.
Comment down below telling me your best laundry tip!