How To Wash Laundry

How to Wash your Laundry

Laundry is a lot of work. You spend time sorting, folding and going through pockets. What is the worst about it is within a few days, there are more piles to take care of, especially if you have a larger family.

With that said, there are many tips that you can use and benefit from in the world of laundry. To get you started, read some of the tips we’ve listed. Then, learn how to properly care for your clothing.

Sorting laundry:

If you’re tired of all the time it takes you to do your laundry, the first thing you need to do is get organized. To do this, purchase several laundry baskets. Each bedroom of the home should have its own. You can then keep the person responsible for making sure that his or her laundry does not end up on the floor but ends up in the basket.

In the laundry room, you also need to get organized. First, purchase a laundry basket for each type of clothing that you sort. You should have one for your whites, your darks, your jeans, your delicates, your towels and so on. As the laundry comes down to the laundry area, you need to sort the laundry right into the basket. In fact, you can teach your kids (and even your husband believe it or not.) to do this.

Keep all of your supplies in the same area and keep them organized. You can even have additional laundry baskets set up for each person in your home. Then, as you fold your laundry you can put it into their basket. They can come down, grab it and take it to put away.

Washing Your Laundry:

Make sure you follow these laundry tips.

  • Keep your whites in the white’s basket and your darks in the dark basket.
  • Do not wash synthetics with natural fibers
  • Always make sure that you check the labels on your clothing to know how to wash them properly. Do not assume.
  • Keep the fabrics organized. If you are washing lightweight things, wash with just those. If you are doing heavy products, all should be the same.
  • Do not use bleach on colored clothing.
  • Do not wash synthetic items with cottons.
  • Do not use bleach on wool, silk, and treated cottons.

Stain Removal:

Laundry stain removal is very important. You need to make sure that you get out the clothing that has stains and take care of them before tossing them into the wash. To remove stains from fabrics, you can use a number of different things. First, consider using bleach only if the product allows for it and has no types of colors in it.

If this is not the case, consider using a stain treating solution. You can also use a bit of the laundry detergent on the actual stain as well. Let it stand for about five minutes before washing

Laundry Drying Tips:

Dry your clothing as soon as possible after the clothing has been cleaned. This will keep the clothing from molding or start to smell bad. Make sure the spin cycle has gone through completely to remove as much water from the wash cycle as possible.

  • Keep the dryer filter clean after each and every load.
  • Keep the dryer vent clean too. You can follow this outside too.
  • Dry your clothing for only as long as needed and do not overfill the unit.
  • Fold clothing as soon as it comes out to avoid wrinkles.

Special Types:

Permanent Press

If you want a nice looking, no iron piece of clothing, consider permanent press. Launder your clothing as you normally would. Make sure the washer has not been over filled. Before you place your clothes into the dryer, button all button on pants and shirts. Fold down the collars. Turn on the permanent press setting. As soon as the clothes are done drying, get them on hangers. This keeps ironing to a minimum.

Delicate Clothing

Delicate clothing can be tricky. If you want to wash them in the washing machine and dryer, you can. But, you should do so on the delicate settings or as directed by the clothing manufacturer.

My wonderful tip is to place all delicate clothing into a pillowcase and tie the top closed. When you add it into the wash, the pillow case keeps hooks and lace from getting caught on the agitator and ripping. You can dry delicate clothing the same way on the delicate cycle of low heat.