These little game changers make doing laundry much easier. 

By Jessica Leigh Mattern and Katie Holdefehr
March 19, 2019
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Laundry and cleaning may not be your favorite activity, but if anything can make the task a little easier, it’s these insanely popular laundry supplies and best-sellers from Amazon. From wool dryer balls that fluff your towels and speed up drying time, to the best smelling detergent around, these products make doing laundry faster, more efficient, and—dare we say it—enjoyable. Throw on some tunes in the background, and you may even forget you’re doing a chore.

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A Laundry Guard

We all have it—that sliver of space tucked behind the laundry machine that’s trapped more than a few socks, underwear, and stray items over the years. Protect your favorite pieces from falling victim with these handy magnetic rails that attach in seconds.

To buy: $30, amazon.com.

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A Rechargeable Fabric Defuzzer

Why drop hundreds of dollars on a new clothing when you can make your favorite piece look brand new with this easy-to-use shaver, which gently removes fuzz, lint, and more. It’s especially useful for removing all that annoying pilling that’s built up on your winter coat.

To buy: $25, amazon.com

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A Travel-Friendly Fabric Steamer

If ironing feels like a time-consuming chore, skip it! This tiny steamer will help you get all those wrinkles out of your favorite clothes even faster. And since it’s compact and lightweight, this handy steamer can easily be thrown in your suitcase, so you can steam on the go.

To buy: $25, amazon.com.

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Laundry Sanitizer

Make your gym clothes smell like new with this laundry sanitizer that works way better than detergent alone. Your stinky socks and sweat-drenched leggings will smell fresher than ever—trust us!

To buy: $9, amazon.com.

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Citrusy Laundry Detergent

While all of the detergents from Mrs. Meyers smell incredible, this lemon verbena scent is extra heavenly.

To buy: $14, amazon.com.

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6
Wine Stain Remover

There’s no use crying over spilled wine—especially with this top-rated red wine remover handy.

To buy: $6, amazon.com.

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Grandma’s Secret Spot Remover

For everything else you might have dropped on your favorite top or pair of pants, there’s this popular stain remover.

To buy: $4, amazon.com.

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8
A Discrete Folding Drying Rack

Rather than unfold a large rack every time you want to dry a load of laundry, simply open this clever piece, which hangs on your wall. The sleek 12-inch rack can hold up to 60 pounds of weight.

To buy: $18, amazon.com.

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Mesh Laundry Bags

With an array of sizes, you can now wash everything from your most delicate bra to your bulkiest winter coat in protective mesh bags, which can also be used to sort items or store dirty laundry in your suitcase.

To buy: $8, amazon.com.

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10
A Shirt Folding Board

Give this to someone who lacks impressive folding skills, and they’ll never have an excuse to not help you with the laundry again. Watch out, kids!

To buy: $15, amazon.com.

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A Natural Stain Remover

Powered by plant-based enzymes, this stain-removing spray fights everything from grass stains to grease spots. The formula is tough on stains, but gentle enough for delicate fabrics. Plus, more than 900 reviewers give it their five-star stamp of approval. 

To buy: $11, amazon.com.

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Towel-Fluffing Dryer Balls

Skip the skin-irritating dryer sheets and replace them with these wool dryer balls. As the balls bounce around the machine, they help keep towels and bed sheets soft and less wrinkled, while cutting down on drying time. 

To buy: $17, amazon.com.

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Ultra-Gentle Detergent

Dreft laundry detergent is the go-to gentle formula for washing baby clothes, but reviewers say they trust this non-irritating detergent for their grownup clothing, too. Those with sensitive skin swear by this detergent. 

To buy: $19, amazon.com.

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A Cute Laundry Bag

This adorable striped cotton bin will look stylish whether it's left out on your bedroom floor or tucked into a corner of your closet. The waterproof drawstring liner means you can toss in damp towels, while the handles make it easy to transport it all to the laundry room. 

To buy: $16, amazon.com.

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Washing Machine Cleaner

The freshest laundry starts with a super-clean washing machine. Make sure yours is sparkling by ordering these bestselling machine-cleaning tablets. Add one to an empty wash cycle and it will break down residue. 

To buy: $11, amazon.com.

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