Bed and breakfast owners share tricks that help with laundry. You may want to try some of these laundry tricks at home.

  1. Don’t overdry your sheets and tablecloths. They will be smoother if you take them out of the dryer when they still are slightly steamy.

  2. Put your sheets on the bed slightly damp. The wrinkles will smooth out. The blankets and padding will wick up the dampness in no time.

  3. Use a spritz bottle of water or a water alcohol mix to spray on sheets and tablecloths so that wrinkles can melt away. If you are doing this at home, add a few drops of your favorite essential oils to your water spritz. At a bed and breakfast, the innkeepers usually don’t scent their laundry because many guests are sensitive to scents.

  4. Pretreat any spots or stains as soon as you strip your bed. If you are doing a tablecloth, you can pretreat right on the table before you strip your tablecloth.

  5. Put 1/2 cup of white vinegar in the washing machine with your towels. They will be fluffier.

  6. For grease on tablecloths, sprinkle baking soda on the stain and add a bit of Dawn dish detergent.

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