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Do not fill up the washing machine
Lingerie, tights, and socks — put them into the bag
Do not forget to clean the washing machine
Laundry seems to be quite an easy process: just toss the pile of clothes in a barrel and press the “start” button! But no, it has its specifics and nuances that can help you to avoid the most common mistakes and save both your time and clothes.
What’s so bad about doing laundry with bleach?
If you have to deal with some nasty blots, you reach for a bottle of bleach, don’t you? And what most of us usually do? Right, we just add some to a whole load of wash. However, adding too much bleach every time we wash clothes will ruin their fabrics after a while.
It’s better to use bleach only on the items that can stand it and do it before you put them to the barrel, also, read your machine instruction to know whether bleaching is allowed or you’d better use other laundry cleaners.
One more thing is to check the laundry symbols on the items’ labels to ensure that the fabric is bleach-friendly.
How to make laundry smell good?
If you happened to take out the washed clothes from the machine too late after the cycle was finished, you may notice that they have a slightly bad smell. Don’t panic, you can remove it by using a laundry freshener when rewashing the load!
Another option is to use a laundry egg — it gives a light and pleasant scent and cleans items very well.
Is doing laundry with essential oil safe for clothes?
Washing with essential oil can give your clothes a nice scent. However, remember not to apply the oil onto the fabric directly or drip it into the barrel! Instead, add one or two drops into the container with the laundry product and put it to the barrel.
How to use laundry disinfectant correctly?
Whenever we need to disinfect our laundry, there are several issues regarding the disinfectants that must be remembered.
There are disinfectants that can be used both for color and white clothes and both in cold and hot water. These are pine oil disinfectants and phenolic disinfectants. Both of them can be added to the wash at the beginning of the cycle.
However, chlorine disinfectants must be used on white clothes only. To avoid ruining your clothes, check its laundry labels for the instructions!
Laundry gel vs liquid
Some people are often confused with choosing either the laundry gel or washing pods. As for the liquid, it’s very effective on grease and oily stains indeed, however, it’s the same easy to overuse it as there’s no measuring scale on the bottle top.
On the contrary, pods are already pre-measured for an average load of the middle-level soil. Also, pods’ cleaning agents stay on the fabric longer and have a better result.
Can I kill the germs with hot-water laundry?
Unfortunately, simply using hot water won’t destroy all the bacteria and germs on your apparel. To reach a better effect, apply any laundry sanitizer like chlorine bleach, pine oil or a phenolic disinfectant to sanitize the laundry and the washer.
Laundry room decor tips
When planning how to organize your laundry room, remember to follow several rules to make it effective.
Ensure it has a floor slope directed to the drain, like that, you’ll avoid a flood in case of any leak or an overflow.
Leave enough room for dryer ventilation, otherwise, it can cause a fire.
Ensure that the necessary supplies like an iron board, shelves, laundry folding board, and baskets are easy to reach.
How to wash lingerie correctly?
How many of us simply load the underwear to the barrel and wash it? After such a “treatment” many items can get simply ruined, especially delicate ones. To avoid that, use a special laundry wash bag to put the delicate items inside to wash.