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An easy hack to get old blankets fluffy and soft again is blowing people's minds on Instagram.

Cleaning and home hacks have steadily become some of the best info the internet has to offer.

You can find tips on everything from how to make a cleaning toilet bomb (opens in new tab) and removing radiator dust (opens in new tab) to how to light a three-wick candle (opens in new tab) without burning yourself.

There’s a treasure trove of tips and tricks out there, and now home influencer Liz Amaya has shared another game-changer.

There’s nothing better than a fluffy, warm blanket but no matter how hard you try blankets and throws will always lose their luster and softness, that is until now.

Liz shared a simple, three-step video to her 71,000 followers on how to clean your old blankets and throws.

All you need is bicarbonate of soda, white vinegar, and your normal washing detergent. Liz says you can wash several blankets together but not to mix in other clothing items. 

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To make your magical mixture, you need to add half a cup of Bicarbonate of soda to your washing machine load, half a cup of your normal liquid detergent to the drawer, and half a cup of white vinegar also to your drawer, with your detergent.

Then you put the wash on a warm and gentle cycle, and you’re all done!

Liz says they’ll be “so fluffy again.” She also shared that she cleans her towels and sheets with this method also and it “freshens them up".

Her followers were very impressed with her hack and took to the comment section to applaud her.

One wrote, ‘I love this. I wash mine regularly but have never used bicarb and vinegar in my machine before. This looks so easy!’

Another commenter added, ‘Love all of your tips! I’m off to wash my throws 😂.’

A third blanket enthusiast said, ‘You have inspired me to wash my throw rugs now 🤩.’ There will be lots of clean, fluffy blankets around now. 

We can’t wait to try this one ourselves!

Naomi Jamieson
Naomi Jamieson

Naomi is a Trainee News Writer with the Lifestyle team and has worked with the team for seven months. She has a background in design, having studied Illustration at Plymouth University but has taken a leap into the world of journalism after always having a passion for writing. She currently writes pieces on fashion, wellbeing, and entertainment for Goodto.com and My Imperfect Life and is training for an NCTJ Qualification.