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Leave it to the internet to come up with all sorts of strange hacks.
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If laundry is one area you want to spend less of your time on, this hack may just be for you.
People Are Putting Aspirin Into Their Laundry and after reading why, I Have to Try It!
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People Are Putting Aspirin Into Their Laundry
Aspirin is typically known for helping relieve aches and pains but people have since found an alternative use for it.
Apparently, Aspirin can help remove stains and brighten your clothes. So, if you have a dull, grey or yellow tone to your whites, Aspirin can help.
I mean, it’s basically relieving that headache with laundry!
Why does this work?
Since Aspirin contains acids which turn into salicylic acid when dissolved, it works by breaking up the proteins in sweat stains as well as other stains.
It’s also said to be gentle on clothing and won’t harm or damage the fabric.
How to Use Aspirin In Laundry
All you need to do is take 4-5 aspirins of 325 mg and dissolve them in hot water. If you want to dissolve them faster, you can grind or break the tablets up.
For stubborn stains, soak the clothes in the mixture for about 8 hours then wash and dry as normal.
You can also grind up the tablets and throw in with your normal laundry detergent and wash your clothes normally. This isn’t as effective as soaking but it will still help brighten clothes and make stains less noticeable.
Sure, you can use bleach but this just seems more fun. Or just works when you’re out of bleach but have some Aspirin in the medicine cabinet.
So, who is giving this a try on laundry day? I know I am!