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9 Laundry Mistakes to Correct Now and Save Money


Laundry doesn’t have to be hard on your or hard on your clothes. If you are making any of these mistakes, stop now and save yourself time and money.


1.     Not Sorting Your Laundry

Sorting your garments by color and fabric type is crucial for effective laundry care. This simple step ensures cleaner, longer-lasting clothing and household linens.


In fact, Mary Gagliardi, a.k.a. Dr. Laundry, scientist at Chlorox states that while sorting “can mean washing more loads of laundry…you can end up with problems likes dye transfer and lint buildup.”


2.     Don’t Put Detergent Directly on Clothing/Linens

Laundry experts state that the best way to distribute detergent in the washer (resulting in cleaner clothes) is to place the laundry in first, then add water, and then add the detergent.


3.     Using the Incorrect Amount of Detergent per Load

Proper detergent usage is key to cleaning clothes effectively. Using too much can reduce friction, hindering cleaning. Start with the minimum amount and adjust for larger or dirtier loads.


4.     Using Too Much Fabric Softener

Overusing fabric softener can lead to build-up on clothes and appliances, causing issues like a dirty agitator. Follow brand recommendations for the correct amount.


5.     Not Pre-Treating Stains

Pre-treating stains is crucial to effectively removing them. Acting quickly helps prevent stains from setting into clothing before washing.


6.     Scrubbing Stains

When dealing with stains, avoid scrubbing aggressively, as this can spread the stain. Instead, gently dab the stain from the outside in. Treat the stain promptly for the best chance of removal.


7.     Keeping Buttons Unbuttoned but Zippers Zipped and Fasteners Fastened

To protect your clothing and washing machine, ensure zippers are fully zipped before washing. Fasten bra clasps and place them in a lingerie bag or pillowcase to prevent damage. Leave buttons unbuttoned to avoid damaging them and buttonholes.


8.     Machine Washing Dry Clean Only Items

It's important to follow care labels for laundry. Natural fibers like linen and silk can often be hand-washed and air-dried instead of dry cleaned. However, structured items like leather, suede, blazers, or winter coats should be dry cleaned as directed to avoid damage.


9.     Not Using Soap Opera Laundromats for Your Laundry

Step into our modern, well-designed, well-lit, and spotlessly clean facilities and you will know there is something different. Check out our state-of-the art washers and dryers, our vending area, and our accessibility to the Internet — and then look at our revolutionary Debit Card X-Changer System, and you will know this is where you always want to do your laundry.

 

In fact, once you have tried us, even if you have a washer and dryer in your home, you might just want to unplug them and come here — where you can get your laundry done economically and in a fraction of the time. You may even start looking forward to laundry day!

Whether you want to wash a small load or a large one, including your comforters and bedspreads, we have a washer size to fit your needs — and with our system, you will never waste your time or money.

 

 

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