Warding off mosquitoes, cleaning a scorched pan, combing messy Barbie hair, and making the hard fibers of a new carpet softer — we bet you didn’t know fabric softener could help with all of these things!
We’re all for buying simple products and using them for multiple purposes thanks to the power of life hacks. That’s why we collected some fabric softener household tricks to share with all of you.
1. Cleaning dishware covered with burnt-on food
Scorched pans are almost impossible to wash without using special chemical agents. Some people suggest a simple solution: try to soak the pan with a spoonful of fabric softener dissolved in warm water, leave it like that for the night and washing it will be much easier in the morning.
2. Washing wooden furniture
Cleaning blogger Lynsey Crombie suggests using fabric softener to wash wooden surfaces as it’ll gently remove dirt without damaging the surface since it doesn’t contain harsh chemicals. As a bonus, it’ll leave a fresh scent in the room.
3. Removing stickers with ease
The glue that bonds the sticker with the glass is meant to last forever, so it’s always quite challenging to get rid of these clingy things. Fabric softener that’s diluted 50/50 with water can help to get rid of old stickers on car windows and other glass surfaces.