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I couldn’t help myself!!!! #cleaninghack #borax #bakingsoda #laundryhack #fyp

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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 OxiClean, dumped it into a tub full of hot water, and stirred. Does the water have to be hot? I'm not sure, but that's...


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The DIY movement is a re-introduction (often to urban and suburban dwellers) of the old pattern of personal involvement and use of skills in upkeep of a house or apartment, making clothes; maintenance of cars, computers, websites; or any material aspect of living.

DIY amongst the fashion community has become very popular. With the use of social media such as YouTube, a great number of people watch videos on a daily basis. YouTube has an array of DIY fashion videos from distressing jeans, bleaching jeans, redesigning an old shirt, and studding denim, just to name a few. This new trend is increasingly becoming more and more popular. There over 1,000 videos that individuals have posted demonstrating how to do those things. There are also other DIY videos that individuals could look up such as DIY jewelry, DIY room decor, and DIY hairstyles.