When it comes to ways of making laundry less time-consuming, we're all ears. Stacey Solomon fans are raving about a simple trick that involves putting fresh washing on a clothes hanger before hanging them up to dry – something Stacey has probably learned on the Sort Your Life Out show.
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Posting on Facebook group Stacey Solomon Inspired Organising/Clean Home Tips and Tricks, busy mum Emma shared a pic of her washing line. Captioning the photo, she wrote, 'I saw Stacey do this once on her stories and decided to give it a go, game changer.'
Stacey Solomon's washing line hack
By leaving your t-shirts and trousers to dry on a hanger – out on the washing line or on a drying rack – they'll dry with fewer creases. When hanging clothes directly on an airer, some creases are inevitable where the material folds around the metal of the rack.
Likewise, pegs tend to leave a mark on clothing. But by putting the wet clothes directly onto a hanger straight out of the washing machine, you help them to dry crease-free. When drying clothes indoors on a rack, using hangers also gives the clothes more air.
Clothes might not look perfectly pressed, but you can definitely get away with not ironing them. For more from the Tap to Tidy author, we tried Stacey Solomon’s unusual coat hanger hack for making the bed - and it worked!
Other members of the group shared their tips. One suggested using washing line clothes hanger hooks available at Amazon, so you don't have to use pegs.
Hanging clothes in this way, then giving them a quick spray with a Lenor Crease Release product, is another way to save time ironing.
Emma said that Stacey Solomon's washing line hack had really helped her as it means her children can put their clothes away themselves. It also means a lot less time spent folding.
Her Facebook post attracted hundreds of likes and comments. One wrote, 'Oh wow! What a fabulous idea! I love it!'
Another said, 'I do this with kids' school uniforms. Dry, hung up, and no creases.'
Related: Small utility room ideas to organise compact laundry rooms and tiny kitchen areas
Admittedly, the Great British climate doesn't always make drying clothes out in our gardens easy. However, on dry days it's by far the best method.
Will you be trying this hack?
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Millie Hurst was Senior Content Editor at Ideal Home from 2020-2022, and is now Section Editor at Homes & Gardens. Before stepping into the world of interiors, she worked as a Senior SEO Editor for News UK in both London and New York. You can usually find her looking up trending terms and finding real-life budget makeovers our readers love. Millie came up with the website's daily dupes article which gives readers ways to curate a stylish home for less.
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