Running a household involves getting through a lot of work including a seemingly never-ending pile of laundry.

One of the worst inconveniences is loading the washing machine, only to find that you have run out of laundry detergent.

One ingredient will come to your rescue if that situation ever arises (or if you just want to save some money).

Instead of using laundry detergent, use one cup of bicarb soda.

You can put the bicarb soda straight in with your clothes and your laundry will come out fresh and clean.

Bicarb doesn’t have any additives so it won’t be an issue for those with sensitive skin.

Have you used bicarb soda as laundry detergent before? Let us know in the comments below. 

This article was written in partnership with Over60.