Laundry day can always be shorter. In fact, fewer chores mean more free time, which is better for your overall well-being. Yet, most of us rarely consider how to approach washing, drying, folding, and hanging our clothes – well, beyond the fact that we are removing dirt and grime from our dirty laundry. Did you know that there are ways to make the most of laundry day, though? Cut back on time, while making the process more efficient for yourself with these three tips below.
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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