Top 5 Laundry Mistakes You’re Probably Making
Washing laundry is a task many of us dread. But in the process of getting this chore complete, we inevitably make some poor decisions that harm our clothes.
You’d be surprised to know the many mistakes we make with our weekly laundry. Also, did you know that you aren’t supposed to wash your entire pile in a single day?
Now, that we know the first mistake we make, it’s time to get started with a couple more that you didn’t know you were doing!
1. Using hot water every time
Not all garments require hot water as they can shrink, fade and damage certain clothes. Use hot water only for certain clothes like cloth diapers, towels, and napkins. Make sure you read the instructions for your clothes before tossing them in hot water. Apart from this, cutting down on hot water consumption for your laundry needs to only when necessary, can save a huge amount of energy and money.
2. Not sorting your laundry
Sometimes different fabrics have different washing needs. This is why it is important to check the washing instructions of your garments and sort them accordingly. You can start by sorting out dark, light, medium-colored clothes, and then your delicate fabrics like silk, linen, etc. This will avoid any type of damage, fading, color transfer, and shrinkage.
3. Putting your clothes incorrectly
Dumping clothes into your washing machine isn’t the right way to get them cleaned. Apart from sorting your clothes, it is also important how you put them in. There are some things to be noted.
a) Never put detergent directly on the clothes
b) Unbutton your shirts to prevent them from ripping
c) Never leave your zippers open to avoid scratching the machine
d) Wash your bras clipped or added to a pillowcase
e) Be cautious of dry clean labeled fabrics
4. Leaving the clothes in the machine
This is a mistake people often make. It defeats the entire purpose of cleaning clothes. Not to mention, it is also unhealthy. Remove clothes from the machine and dry them out after every wash. If not, your clothes are sure to smell funny!
5. Using too much detergent or not the right detergent
When it comes to detergent, you need to be careful about both the choice and the dosage. Remember: more detergent does not equal cleaner clothes. Using too much detergent can be detrimental to your delicate fabrics. This can trap dirt and harsh chemicals that can irritate your skin. This is why it is crucial to only use the recommended amount of detergent for your laundry.
Apart from this, using quality detergents can help maintain your garment’s color and material quality. A quality detergent is free from harmful chemicals that damage fabrics or irritate the skin. Just like Ponvandu.
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