Laundry is something that most of us do almost every day. And basing on personal experience, I do know for a fact that there are times when the results are less than perfect. What went wrong? Well, here are some best laundry practices that will help you get the best results possible every time you set out to wash your clothes.
Use Less Detergent
Using too much detergent is one of the biggest laundry mistakes most people make. People tend to think that you need to use too much detergent to have clean clothes. Whereas it’s could be the case sometimes, overdosing detergent decolorizes and wears out clothes much faster.
And in some cases, it can create so many suds that they trap soil allowing it to redeposit on clothes. Try using one-half less than the recommended amount and see if you are pleased with the results. Your clothes will look better and you’ll save money.
We all know that quality clothes are expensive and hence must be handled with care to avoid fading that can cause them to look worn out very quickly. Therefore, try turning dark-colored clothes inside out before washing them to help you avoid abrasion and wear to fabric surfaces that cause dull appearances. Protect your investment.
Catch Stains Quickly
The number one key to successful stain removal is to act quickly. As soon as possible after stains occur, soak or rinse the garment in cold water, apply a stain remover, and then wash. If the stain remains, don’t hang the garment or put it in the dryer. Instead, apply stain remover and rewash.
Select the Right Detergent
Choosing the right detergent when you go shopping will be very key to your laundry success. Some people have a tendency of choosing detergents simply because they are cheaper.
Powdered detergents work well for general loads and are usually less expensive; however, they don’t always dissolve correctly in cold water and some may leave white residue on fabrics.
Although oftentimes a bit expensive, liquid detergents, which normally contain enzymes, are good for pretreating stains. More enzymes in the formula equal better cleaning power.
Avoid Bleeding Colors
I’m 100% sure that no one, not ever an eight-year-old would want the surprise of a purple garment or a tie-dyed effect on a white shirt. In other words, it’s advisable that you always sort your clothes correctly to prevent colors from bleeding onto unsuspecting fabrics.
To find out if something is colorfast before you wash it, wet a cotton swab and rub it on an inside corner or seam and see if the dye transfers to the swab. If it does, hand wash the item separately.
Keep Whites Looking Bright
When you’re a white colour outfit addict like I am, often times you will notice that some whites may start going gray, brownish or yellowish depending. This is usually because you are using water temperatures that are too low.
Sometimes, you may be overloading your washer and piling in really dirty clothes that cause dirt to resettle on mildly soiled clothes making them dull. In some cases, it could be because of the deodorants that you’re using.
Handle Delicates With Care
Not every garment is meant to be thrown into the laundry machine in case you have one. So, to make items like bras, stockings and delicate undergarments hold their shape, elasticity and last longer, please wash them by hand. If you must or insist to use the washer, then toss bras in a mesh lingerie bag and use the delicate cycle.
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