I couldn’t help myself!!!! #cleaninghack #borax #bakingsoda #laundryhack #fyp♬ Buttercup - Jack Stauber
Like many others, I've spent much of my recent time at home scrolling through TikTok and getting hooked on the numerous life hacks and tips its users share. And while there are tons of great ones for everything from baking to home organization, there was one I found especially fascinating and knew I had to try it for myself.
Have you seen the videos on "stripping" your laundry? If you haven't, it goes something like this: fill your bathtub with water and then add some baking soda, laundry detergent, and borax. Stir it up, add some of your clean clothes, and let them soak for a bit. When you take your clothes out, the water left in the tub is a gnarly color that proves your washed clothes might actually not be all that clean. Gross, right? Of course I had to try it.
I started with a pile of my kids' clean clothes, and by clean, I mean they went straight from the washer to the dryer to my bathtub. I didn't have borax, so I grabbed a scoop of