People are just realising you can get creases out of clothes without ironing
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One of the smartest washing hacks we've ever seen has come to light and we're thinking of doing a load just to try it.
Look, we don't exactly have a vast knowledge of washing our clothes - we're more of a chuck everything in and use a colour catcher type.
But, this hack has us feeling like professional dry cleaners.
To make the hack even better, it's basically free - yep, no buying expensive detergents or massive pieces of equipment.
All you need is a tumble dryer and some ice cubes.
We know, it sounds like we're having you on, but as one TikToker showed in a recent video if you put a couple of ice cubes in with your clothes as they dry, they melt and create steam.
The steam drops the creases from your clothes and gone are the days of your mum winging that you can't go out in a top that wrinkled.
People on TikTok were equally as thrilled as us, with one user writing: "Awesome," while another wrote: "no way!? I'mma try this after work today! was thinking about spraying them down with water. but this seems GENIUS!"
It also turns out that ice cubes are multi-purpose, as one person wrote: "Ice cubes also get dents out of carpet when you move furniture. Set overnight and viola!"
Excuse us while we ice-cube our way into being domestic goddesses.
Others grew up with a different variation of the same trick, saying: "As a kid I’d throw a damp wash cloth. 🤷🏼♀️. Now my dryer has a 'Refresh' setting."
Another woman after our own heart, shared her own trick for dropping creases: "I leave stuff in the bag and pull it out as needed. They unwrinkle as I wear them," to be fair, we swear this also works.
Still, this isn't the only incredible washing hack we've seen recently, because for anyone wanting to dry their clothes on the line, we've got you covered.
As one TikToker Lera Lynn showed, if you place your clothes flat on top of each other once they come out of the machine, you can drape them over your shoulder and they stay put as you hang them up one by one.
Lera Lynn says that it might seem a little strange at first but it's fool-proof: "My laundry hack which I explain to people and they think I'm crazy! But it ACTUALLY works! Undies and socks in the dryer, big things on the line. This saves me time and bending down!"
And we're off to try both this evening.