Even if you have a laundry day, you shouldn’t just throw everything in the washing machine at once. Some items need to be washed more than once a week, and others last longer between washes.
How Often You Should Wash Everything
When it comes to your clothes, you should decide when to wash them based on the number of times you have worn them rather than the total amount of time. Jeans should be washed every three wears. Household linen, towels, and bedding should be washed on a standard timeline — for example, sheets and pillowcases need washing weekly.
The timing makes a difference, and so does the cleaning method. Here are some best practices to follow the next time you do a load of laundry:
Separate your clothes: While separating lights and darks is well known, there are many other ways to divide up your clothing to get better results. Dirty or muddy items should be kept separate from lightly soiled clothing, and abrasive fabrics like denim kept away from delicate ones.
Don’t overload the machine: Give your clothes toom to circulate within the drum, and distribute detergent and fabric conditioner evenly.
Sanitize your washing machine regularly: Warm water, laundry detergent, and bleach will get rid of most bacteria, but you can finish the job by adding a laundry sanitiser to your rinse cycle to get rid of germs.
Choose the right water temperature: Delicate fabrics such as wool, silk, and lace will work best with cold water. It’s a safe bet since it’s more environmentally-friendly and doesn’t damage, discolour, or shrink delicates. Hot water is the best choice when treating stains, stench, or germs in harder-wearing fabrics.
Pick the right detergent: Sometimes you need a harder-working formula for tough stains. Other times, Experiment and pick a laundry detergent that works you and your family.
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