Tips for keeping on top of your laundry!
There’s nothing worse than a growing “mountain” of laundry taking over your living space. When we’re doing laundry for our customers at MTDL, we continually come up with ways to make sure laundry is done efficiently and effectively, without damaging clothes.
Here are some laundry tips our Gurus came up with, and you can try them out at home today!
First things first: color-coding. Consider investing in at least 2 or 3 baskets to sort your clothes before washing: lights and whites should be washed separately to dark fabrics to prevent whites getting that grey-tone. Also, if you have heavily soiled or stained items or brightly-colored pieces (especially colours like red that may bleed), wash those separately, too. We also recommend separating pieces by material type (like not washing delicate fabrics with heavy towels), and even by size (ie, washing clothing with bed linens leads to a tangled mess!). This will ensure that your clothes get cleaned properly, last longer and look better longer!
Empty all the pockets before putting them in the washing machine. Have you ever found any of the following at the bottom of your washing machine?! …lip balm, tissues, lollies, nails, coins? Also, keep a brush handy so you can brush dirt and lint out of cuffs.
Close open zippers and Velcro fastenings. Open zippers are not only noisy clanging around your machine but they can get caught onto things or damage clothing; closing Velcro prevents it from attaching to other items or getting matted and losing its staying power with lint and thread.
Use the right wash settings on your washing machine. There’s nothing wrong with using a Fast eco-friendly 20-minute setting to keep the turn-around quick for getting items into the dryer or hung out to dry. Otherwise, use the Regular setting for all-cotton fabrics, permanent press for synthetics, and Cool or Low for lingerie, hand washables, delicates, washable woolens, and heat-sensitive items marked ‘Tumble dry – low.’
Use caution before placing anything in your dryer. Read labels carefully. If the symbol or words say “No dryer,” then lay the item flat (on a bath towel will do or a sweater dryer rack allows for better air circulation and faster drying) or hang to drip/air dry. Delicate or brand clothing can shrink if dried in the dryer. Some cotton sheets can’t be dried in a dryer.
We hope these tips help you get through any laundry mountains. Otherwise, just give us a call and we’ll take care of it for you!