Laundry day comes around every week with little enthusiasm, but you can live your best life by optimizing the way you do laundry. Because let’s face it – most of us rarely stop to think about how we’re washing our clothes and linens, as long as the washer and dryer are there to do all of the work. You can stick to best practices, instead, with these three must-know tips.
Separate clothes wisely.
While separating lights and darks is a given, there are several other ways to divide clothing to ensure cleaner results. Separate dirty or muddy items from clothing that is only lightly soiled and be sure to separate abrasive fabrics (denim) from delicate ones.
Don’t overload the machines.
You might be tempted to fill your washer to the brim but give your garments the freedom to spin around the drum, and evenly distribute detergent and fabric conditioner. The same applies to your dryer, which won’t be able to do its job if it’s too full.
Select the right water temperature.
Coldwater is favored by most since it’s more environmentally friendly and won’t damage, discolor, or shrink fabrics. Be sure to use cold water for everyday cleaning and the washing of fabrics like wool or silk. Hot water, however, is the best option when you’re trying to remove stains, stench, or germs.
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