If you have ever pulled your clothes out of the dryer to find that they smell a bit musty or just gross, this trick is for you.
A UK mum, who runs an Instagram page dedicated to all things cleaning, recently shared a nifty budget trick for how to make sure your clothes come out of the dryer smelling delicious every time – and needless to say, it quickly went viral online.
Mrs D has a legion of cleaning fans online and this latest trick quite literally got the internet in a spin.
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Using an ordinary kitchen sponge soaked in fabric softener, Mrs D says she puts this into the dryer with her clothes to give laundry spun in the dryer a lovely fragrance.
Mrs D shared an instructional video to her 24,000 or so Instagram followers, saying: “Today I want to show you a little trick. Yesterday you might have seen me putting a sponge in my tumble dryer and wonder what the heck I was doing,” she began.
“I do not like tumble dryer sheets. They don’t smell the same, when you put the tumble dryer sheet in the tumble dryer and your clothes have finished drying, you can’t smell that scent of that tumble dryer on your clothes. I just find them completely pointless, they don’t do anything. This does.”
How she does it
To replicate Mrs D’s dryer hack, all you need is a container, some fabric softener and a couple of thick sponges.
“What you want to do is pop some water in, and pop your sponge in, then get your favourite fabric softener and you want to do two capfuls of that into the box,” she explained, adding that she alternates between two sponges,” she explains.
“What you want to do with the dry sponge is put it behind the wet sponge and let it soak. It will spring back to life in no time as soon as it absorbs all that fabric softener.”
Now all you need to do is give it a few hours to absorb, and voila, you are good to go.
The cleaning fanatic pointed out that it is important to wring-out the sponge before adding to the dryer, so it isn’t dripping wet.
“Pop that into your tumble dryer with your clothes and I promise you your clothes are going to smell beautiful.”
Fans were impressed
Her social media followers were quick to test her theory, and most came back with positive results.
“Hi, thank you for this tip, it works and clothes smell so much better once out the dryer,” one fan commented.
“Tried this trick…..brilliant….won’t be resorting to sheets ever again!!! Thank you” another one wrote below the original post.
Tell us; have YOU tested this trick? Let us know if you have and how it worked for you!