With today’s machines’s laundry can appear to be so simple. Drop the clothes in, some soap, and off you go – hopefully, putting the clothes out to dry as soon as the wash cycle is over. According to Joey Green’s Cleaning Magic people have a lot of bad habits like using too much soap, overloading washing machines, ignoring stains, and not separating colors and fabrics. What can you do to have better, cleaner & less dingy laundry? Try these 5 tips:
Add Your Soap First
Adding your soap, especially powered, before you add your laundry gives the soap time to dissolve and disperse in the water. With our soap, you only need between 1-3 tablespoons of soap to fully clean a load of laundry! This takes a bit of getting use to but it is imperative that you don’t over soap or you will end up with a residue on your clothing – you don’t want that on your traditional DC black clothing!
Use that Measuring Spoon
Just like adding your soap first is important, just as important is not using too much! Make sure you are using the correct amount for your soap. In many cases, especially for liquid soap, you can even use less than the manufacture recommends. Test a smaller amount of soap on a load and see if you notice a difference. You may find there is less residue and less dingy clothes! Remember that more is not always better.
Don’t Over Load
Putting too much into your machine can mean clothes don’t have the opportunity to get clean. Weighing your clothes is the best way to determine how full to “stuff” the machine. Since most of us do not have scales for that, fill the machine about 3/4th the way up the drum. Any fuller and the machine will have trouble agitating the laundry.
Clean Your Machine
It actually isn’t hard to clean your machine at all. It takes a measuring cup and some white vinegar. That’s it. Run an empty load of with just water and one cup of white vinegar. The vinegar will help remove any soap residue – this is especially important for the chronic soap over user. White vinegar also helps with any smells from laundry that was left wet in the machine for too long.
Treat that Stain
Treat stains while they are wet. This will help prevent the stain from setting. Soak the garment first; then use stain remover. It you used Suds’ laundry detergent you can