Another interesting  laundry hack, which saw a woman use a sponge to get “beautiful” smelling washing straight out of the tumble dryer. An Instagram user known as Mrs D came up with the idea, which she does instead of using tumble dryer sheets.

To do it, she begins by taking a plastic container, which has a tight lid, so it can’t leak. She adds water to the container as well as two cap-fulls of her favourite fabric softener.

Then she pops a sponge in the liquid and allows it to soak for a while. She often buys a pack of two sponges, so she can alternate the soaking between doing laundry.

Once you’re ready to put the clothes in the tumble, all you have to do is wring out the sponge, getting rid of excess liquid so it’s not dripping, but is still damp.