We’ve all done it! Put on a load of washing only to later lift the lid and discover a tissue was left in someone’s pocket.

Stress no more! Next time you are faced with the impossible task of removing all those tiny white flakes attached to your clothing, grab an aspirin.

tissue wash

Yep, that’s all you need. Depending on how bad the situation is, you can either do another wash cycle, adding four aspirin to the wash or  if necessary soak the items in a bucket with the aspirin and hang them on the line to dry.

Alternately I have been guilty of just tossing the lot in the clothes dryer and they come out tissue free. Easy peasy.

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  • Oh dont you hate it when this happens?…ggrr


  • I usually just shake the clothes takes alot of shaking so think I might try this next time thanks for sharing


  • Great tips! I never would have thought of asperin!


  • I must try that idea as I usually do it about every month and it gets on all the dark clothes so I put on the line when dry I shake and most comes off and then I grab the clothes brush and get what’s left off.


  • Oh this one is so smart! Hubby does this all the time and it is so annoying!


  • Good to know as this happens way too often in our house!


  • Good to know this, the last 3 loads have had tissues which ended up all over the washing!


  • What a great laundry hack…..I will definitely try that one. In the past I just put them in the dryer and that takes the fluff off.


  • My husband does this to me at least once a week!!! I put the clothes through the dryer and the lint filter catches it all for me.


  • what does the asprin do?
    On a side note, my sister left a disposable nappy in the wash! I think the gel couldn’t be removed


  • I hate it when this happens as l forget to clean the pockets before washing! So annoying!!


  • Oh so many times I’ve had a tissue go through the wash. We don’t have a clothes drier, so I’m thrilled to find such an easy and quick fix. Just have to buy aspirin now


  • thanks for sharing


  • Great tips thank you. I work at a hospital and inevitably someone will leave a tissue in their clothes when I do the washing. Now I won’t have to spend ages trying to pull the bits of tissue off


  • Ah, good to know, thank you.


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