10 Laundry Mistakes You Didn’t Know You Were Making

Are you washing your clothes correctly? In honor of National Laundry Day, I am sharing the expert’s take on how to keep your laundry fresh and clean all year long! Get your laundry piles under control with these great tips!

10 Laundry Mistakes You Didn’t Know You Were Making

Don’t just sort by light and dark

The more you sort your clothes, the fresher they will be. Separate heavily soiled or muddy items from lightly soiled items and heavy or abrasive fabrics such as denim from the most delicate.

Don’t put detergent directly on your clothes

Believe it or not, there is a right and wrong way to load the washing machine. According to Mr. Jeff, for a better distribution of the detergent, put clothes in the washer first, add water, and, lastly, the soap. It is advisable to use liquid detergent, which is friendlier to the environment, even with washing machines.

Don’t overuse the dryer

If you have time to air dry, do so. You save energy by not running the dryer, but you also help care for delicate items. The dryer damages garments with elastane (elastic) in its composition, losing its shape, and the garment can become thin – this is because the heat from the dyer bursts the elastane threads.

Don’t mix socks with clothes

Are you tired of losing a sock every time you wash your clothes? Try putting your socks in the washing machine first, then add everything else. This makes them less likely to stick to other garments, often causing them to get lost.

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