Whether you love it or hate it, house chores are something that we must do at some point. Apart from the house work, doing your laundry is one of the chores that you have to do. Most people find it boring and tedious to do, however this article will give you some helpful tips on how you can get your laundry done efficiently while enjoying it.
Check the labels
Before you start on your laundry, make sure you check what the labels on each clothing item indicate. The labels would indicate how the clothes need to be washed or if there is any special way of washing them. For example a bamboo quilt cover may have to be washed in a certain way without it getting damaged so there might be a symbol of a hand in the label indicating that it must be hand washed and not put in a washing machine. Most of the international clothing symbols indicate the instructions on how to wash the item and knowing this will give you a quick idea on what needs to be done. The symbols used are universally used and in case you are unfamiliar with some of them, a quick google search will help you.
Sort your dirty clothes out
Sorting your clothes into different piles based on their colours will mainly prevent colour spills and discoloration of your clothes when washing. So the whites need to be washed separately from the light clothes and the dark clothes such as black, reds or dark blues in a separate pile. When it comes to special clothing items such as a fine wool underlay, special care must be taken. Most of these will come with an "only hand-wash" label. A quick tip when you wash towels and sweaters is to add a bit of white vinegar when the water is filling the machine as this kills bacteria and gets rid of any musty odours.
Preparation of your clothes
One final tick that you must check in your checklist is to empty all of the pockets in your clothing from any pens, money or paper. Furthermore, if you have any heavy and hard stains on the clothes, make sure to remove them fully or at least as much as you can use a stain remover prior to washing. When adding the detergents or washing powder, be aware of the instructions in their packaging as their charts will indicate how much needs to be used for particular wash loads. Cleaning products such as bleach must be used in the correct dispenser and must be handled carefully.