You probably never thought about it, but a used toothbrush can be a great help to make your laundry spotless, even with the most stubborn and difficult to remove stains.
Doing laundry is not an easy task. You have to separate whites from colors, choose the right washing program for each type of clothing and lay the clothes in different ways so that they don't get too wrinkled and you save on ironing. All this to get impeccable clothes, while saving time and effort.
However, sometimes the result is not as expected and the clothes do not come out as smooth and clean as expected, either because they continue to give off bad odors, or because the stains resist and are not completely removed. This inevitably forces us to wash them again, which means using more water, more detergent and also more electricity.
In these cases, it is never useless to have resources to put an end to these problems that, if repeated, can make your head spin. To do this, it is always good to use homemade tricks that, in addition to putting an end to stains and bad odors, will allow you to save a lot of money on expensive cleaning products.
The solution: an old toothbrush
In this case, all you need is an old toothbrush. Yes, yes, you read that right. Once its useful life is over, instead of throwing it away, it can serve a purpose you didn't expect. That's why it's useful to have it on hand when you put the garment in the washing machine.
Before putting the stained garment in the washing machine, use it to pre-treat the stain. Simply wet the stained garment, add a little detergent and scrub the area with a toothbrush. This softens the stain and makes it much easier to remove after washing.
The toothbrush helps soften the stain before washing and clean the seams.
You can also use the toothbrush to clean the seams of the washing machine itself, where dirt, mold and bacteria accumulate. Simply soak the brush in bleach and scrub well along the joint. Then, simply wipe off the remaining dirt with a damp, well-wrung cloth. Of course, don't forget to use another laundry brush to remove stains and another to clean the seals of the washing machine.