7 Realistic Tips to Keep your Laundry Smelling Fresh

Is the scent of clean clothes falling flat over time? Here are 7 realistic tips to keep your laundry smelling fresh.

Lets face it, laundry is a time consuming task that many don’t enjoy. Sorting, washing, drying, and folding or hanging up clothes takes a lot of energy. It can be even more frustrating when the fresh scent of clean laundry doesn’t linger after washing. If you’re looking for a fresh new solution, use these 7 tips to keep your laundry smelling fresh over time!

Clean your Washing Machine Regularly

The first step towards having fresh smelling clothes is to make sure your washing machine is clean. At least once a month, run the cleaning cycle and then scrub every inch you can reach inside your washing machine. Afterall, if your machine is dirty, nothing else will help your clothes smell fresh.

Don’t Overfill the Washer

It’s easy to toss a large pile of clothes into the washer without thinking much about it. However, too many clothes prevents the washing machine from moving and cleaning properly. It can even damage the fabrics. A large load of laundry should never fill the washer more than three-quarters full.

Remove Wet Clothes Quickly

Wet clothes that sit in the washing machine can quickly smell musty. If you want to keep your clothes smelling fresh, be sure to switch them to the dryer immediately. Set a timer on your phone to help remind you!

Don’t Wait to Wash Gym Clothes/Activewear

Clothes used for working out or activities with sweating can smell quickly and odors will be trapped in the fabrics if they aren’t washed quickly. A quick hand wash can go a long way or throw them into the washer the same day they are used. If you can’t wash gym clothes right away, place them in a separate hamper or area so they have room to breathe until it’s time to wash.

Use Scented Wool Dryer Balls

Rather than using dryer sheets, opt for a more sustainable option like wool dryer balls. Choose your favorite essential oil and add a drop or two to the dryer ball to add extra freshness while your clothes are drying.

Create Scented Paper Towels

For a budget friendly option to keep clothes fresh, use a few drops of essential oils or spray perfume onto a paper towel. Tossing it into the dryer with your clothes will achieve a similar result as store bought dryer sheets. The higher the heat setting, the stronger the scent will be on your clothes. It’s a great way to create your own unique scent for your clothes!

Properly Store your Clothes

The way clothes are stored makes a big difference in keeping your clothes smelling fresh. If you plan to wear a clothing item more than once, don’t leave it on the floor or chair. Be sure to hang it up so it can air out and keep a pleasant scent. Consider storing dirty laundry in an area away from clean clothes so they can maintain a fresh scent for longer.

With these tips, your clothes can now smell delightful for days! If you’re looking for a fresh scent around your home, schedule a cleaning with us today and you’ll love how your home smells.