The 3 Commandments of Laundry

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It’s time to do the laundry again! Want to learn how to become more effective in your laundry room? Well, here are the 3 Commandments of Laundry that are bound to keep your clothes as neat and clean as can be.

The first commandment? Wash like colours with like colours! For example, keep your reds and purples together and wash them in cool water, otherwise you run the very serious risk of staining the rest of your clothes. We’ve all done it at least once, right? We’ve washed a red shirt with a white one, turning the white one a luscious pink colour. Well that’s all well and good if it’s your shirt, maybe. But what if it’s his? And he hates pink? Well, then you have a problem. Sort your colours, folks, and your life will be a whole lot rosier! Another few minor tips about colours? Wash your new sweater or jeans a few times on their own a few times before mixing with others. That way, the dye won’t leak into anything else but the water, washing it down the drain. You can also get colour-absorbing clothes from Shout. These can be helpful in soaking up dye in your wash water.

Commandment number two? Please be sure to wash like fabrics with like fabrics! For example, you should wash towels only with other towels and wash velveteen only with velveteen. Why? Because some fabrics are naturally linty while others naturally attract lint, and when we wash the two together, well, all heck breaks loose. Additionally, it can take heavier fabrics - like the terry cloth in towels – much longer to dry than others. For the third commandment and much more, head on over to the Good House Keeping website.

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