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1. Laundry Day: Give mesh bags to each family member for dirty socks and undergarments. Simply toss the bags in the washer and items will stay sorted.

This is a life changer!! Each member of the family has a mesh lingerie laundry bag, and a hook. They put their dirty socks and underwear in the bag each night. On laundry day, you wash the whole mesh zipped up bag, and give it back! No more sorting through and figuring out which socks are for which person. So smart!

Need to try this: How to get your dirty whites clean again... HOT HOT HOT water, 1 cap of laundry detergent, 1 cup powdered dish washer detergent, 1 cup bleach, 1/2 cup borax. Tell you what, you have to rewash it once to put softener in but it's the whitest you'll ever see your whites. If you omit the bleach it works great to get stains out of colors too (baby spit up is no longer a stain on OLD clothes)

"when we stop at a hotel, I just tell my husband which tote to bring in.  When we stay for a few nights at a time, we still only need one tote.  It’s amazing how many clothes can fit (especially when packing summer clothes)! I put the clean clothes in a dresser (if there is one) and we fill the tote with the dirty clothes as we wear them.  It’s great when we arrive home to take the tote to the laundry room.  No sorting through bags/suitcases for dirty and clean clothes all mixed together!"

from Real Simple

Surprising Cleaning New Uses

Lemon as Laundry Brightener Skip the bleach—add 1/4 to 1/2 cup of lemon juice to the wash cycle to brighter up those fading whites.

from Lifehacker

Dry Up Grease Stains with Plain White Chalk

Simply rub onto greasy stains and the chalk powder will absorb the grease, making the stain easily removable by the laundry soap in the wash.

from The Creek Line House

You can use WHAT?! instead of dryer sheets

A quick tip for replacing your dryer sheets with this everyday kitchen item. It lasts up to a year!