Laundry Facts

Laundry Tips and Tricks

January 21, 2022

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Let's face it, laundry is not everyone's favorite chore to do each week. Separating your lights, darks, and whites. Finding a stain on your favorite shirt. Waiting around for it to wash and dry. Then folding and putting it all away. Then add in all the extra directions of hot water, cold water, delicate cycle, or permanent press. Are you completely confused yet? Let us help you with a few laundry tips and tricks.

  • Pre-Treating Stains
    • The best chances you have to save your favorite piece of clothing is with pre-treating. As soon as you notice the stain, try to get detergent or stain remover on the spot as soon as possible. You can also try soaking it in cold water before washing it.
  • Too Much Detergent
    • More detergent doesn't mean cleaner clothes. It actually has the opposite effect on your clothes. It will leave a residue on your clothes, making them feel stiff and scratchy, and dull the color. Be aware that the measuring cup that comes with most detergents is larger than you really need to use.
  • Keep Dark Clothes Vibrant
    • To keep your dark colored clothes vibrantly dark, try washing them inside out. This simple task will help with the fading process. It prevents the fabrics from rubbing up against one another. No one cares what color the inside of their clothes are.
  • Use Cold Water
    • Want your favorite shirt to last longer? Using cold water is your best bet. Super hot water causes stretching and shrinking. Cold water is also kinder to bright colors and darks since hot water tends to fade colors. Using cold water is going to save you money too.
  • Let's Talk Drying Cycles
    • Most people think the "normal" cycle is the go to for most loads. Unfortunately, this is usually the highest heat, which shouldn't be used on all your laundry. This should be used for heavy items like jeans and towels. Most of your laundry can be dried on the delicate setting, which is a low temperature. It will prevent damage to materials and shrinking.

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