Clean Your Dirty Laundry Detergent Cup with This Genius Trick

Cleaning a dirty laundry detergent cup is unbelievably simple.

So, it’s a gorgeous Saturday afternoon. The weather’s nice. You’ve still got one more day of the weekend. Maybe you’ve baked some cookies, or you’re thinking about what you’re making for dinner. All is well. But as time passes, you feel something watching you; it’s your laundry hamper, overflowing with the week’s dirty shirts, pants, socks, and everything else. And it’s laughing at you.

If you’re anything like us, you put off doing this chore until the last possible second. I mean, is there anyone out there who actually enjoys the whole washing, then drying, then folding, then putting-away process? And then there’s the whole “detergent cup” thing. You’ve gotta rinse it out over and over again to expunge that goo, and even once you’ve swished water around in there for the tenth time, there’s still sludge slinking around in the corners. What gives?!

Courtesy of TikTok, here’s a detergent trick that’ll improve one of your most-dreaded weekly tasks.

How to clean a detergent cup

Turns out, you can just throw the laundry detergent cup, gunk and all, into the washer with your clothes. We have TikTok user mcpeaches93 (and her father) to thank for finding a way around this frustration, and we really couldn’t be happier. Whatever you do, make sure you avoid these common laundry mistakes.

Don’t believe us? Check out the video:

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“It washes itself,” @mcpeaches93 says, and it’s true—putting the cup in the washer totally eliminates this frustration. Why did we never think of that before? We’ll be doing our laundry like this from now until forever. Dread doing the laundry? Our team found the best laundry products that actually make the chore more fun.

Want more life hacks from TikTok?

This isn’t the only TikTok household-cleaning trick that’ll vastly improve your life. Check out this method of getting stains out of plastic containers, which is pretty much guaranteed to breathe new life into your pasta-stained containers. And if you follow this video, you need never to smell a stinky garbage disposal again.

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