Home Laundry Is Harder Than It Looks
One of the world’s biggest soap manufacturers, Procter and Gamble, says people do their laundry improperly by not sorting loads, overloading machines and washing clothes too often.
People spend more time doing wash now than 50 years ago, but research shows the clothes are coming out less clean and more worn than elsewhere in the world.
Today people have the largest wardrobes in history, and most people wash their clothes too often. Europeans commonly wear an outfit two to three times before washing.
Europeans also use different machines. They are more likely to use gentler, front-loading machines that look similar to a dryer instead of top-loading machines. The agitator in the middle of the top-loading machine beats the garments and knocks the dirt out of them, while the tumbling machine of the front-loader reaches a better level of cleanliness with no unnecessary roughness.
Here are some tips for getting the most out of your wardrobe and machinery. You can always bring your wash to us and we’ll take care of this drudgery
SIMPLE STEPS FOR CLEANING LAUNDRY PROPERLY:
check pockets, pre-treat stains, sort loads by—-color, construction and fabric type, amount of soil,—-select proper water temperature—-select appropriate cycle—-fill washer with water—-add detergent and laundry boosters following instructions—–add clothing to washer following recommended load.
DRYING LOADS FOR FEWER WRINKLES AND LESS DRYING TIME:
sort by fiber content, sort by weight, do not overload dryer, select drying temperature based on fiber content, remove promptly, fold or hang right away.
COMMON LAUNDRY MISTAKES:
overloading the washer, poor load sorting, failure to measure laundry additives, too low water temperature, failure to sort for drying, overloading of dryer.