12 Laundry Mistakes You’re Probably Making. While washing clothes people usually make a number of laundry mistakes. Some of these mistakes are briefly discussed hereunder. You can keep them in your mind while washing clothes next time.
Many people use detergent excessively to pull out dirt but that is held by the lather produced by the detergent. This dirty lather is trapped in the parts of the clothes that are not rinse cleaned always like collars etc. They can also lead to buildup bacteria. You can avoid this mistake by using half the quantity of the detergent and increase its quantity if it is not cleaning your clothes effectively.
In order to remove stains from your clothes, many people rub them harshly. It can affect the life of the clothes along with making the stains worse. Instead, you should treat the stain before it is too late and dab the stain gently to remove it. It will not only remove the stains effectively but also maintain the texture of your clothes.
Though it is not a blunder mistake still you should avoid washing them in the machine. Due to the delicate fiber of their fabric. You can wash the clothes with a dry clean’ label gently by the hand and dry them in the air to maintain their sheen and texture. Moreover, you should check the fastness of their color before hand washing them by dabbing a hidden portion with a mild detergent. If the color is fast then you can dip it once or twice in the soapy water and rinse it and remove its moisture by rolling it in a towel.
When you are using a washing machine to wash your clothes then you should fill it correctly. Earlier people used to fill the machine with water and then add detergent and clothes then the machine, as well as the fabric, will not catch the residue. But these days they fill clothes before filling the water and detergent to ensure proper distribution of soap on them.
It can cause premature damage to the buttons and buttonholes as they are stressed when washed buttoned up. So before filling the shirts in the machine, you should unbutton them.
If zippers are left unzipped while washing then its metal teeth can damage delicate clothes.
Your washing machine will vibrate if it is not leveled properly. This vibration will damage its components prematurely along with damaging your floor. So you should adjust the level of your washing machine by using a spirit level in its top to avoid such issues, before washing clothes.
While washing their socks most people throw them in the washing machine randomly which can be damaging for their washing or the dryer and they may miss their socks. You can avoid missing socks or stuck with other garments by putting them in the washer before any other garment.
In order to clean the stains of sweat, and blood on your undergarments, socks, and tees you should boil them with a few slices of lemon for some minutes instead of using bleach excessively.
Some of the settings on your dryer help in maintaining the crease of your clothes. However, people usually ignore such things and dry their clothes at medium heat cycle settings with a cool-down period which can damage their crease. Moreover, you can avoid wrinkles in your clothes by not packing the dryer with clothes. Along with damaging the crease of the clothes, it can also damage the shock absorbers and bearings of the machine.
After drying one round completely some people wait for sometime before loading the next lot to give it some rest for proper working. But it can work more efficiently and smartly if it is loaded continuously as it will reduce the consumption of energy.
If you do not clean the dryer after every use then the material trapped in the lint filter can clog the ducts of your dryer and can catch fire with time