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Laundry Tips & Shortcuts

It’s okay to admit you don’t enjoy doing the laundry. Laundry, especially if you are doing it for more than one person, can be a drag. If you don’t own your own laundry machine and have to go to a laundry mat, it is a very inconvenient task to complete. Sometimes it is just easier to avoid doing your laundry for as long as you can. Hey, if your underwear is clean, it’s okay! In college I can remember holding off on doing laundry until I visited home if I could. Walking to the laundry mat was just not fun! If you are one of those people who dreads laundry day, get excited. There are tons of laundry tips and shortcuts you can use to make a dreaded day easier. Here are five laundry tips and shortcuts:

Pre-Treat stains

If you get a stain on something you love, treat it right away. If left untreated for a few days, it is likely that that stain will be there to stay. The faster you treat a stain, the better your chances are of getting it out.

Google your problems

Certain substances require specific solutions. After a spill or mess, quickly Google the exact substance. I find “How to remove nail polish remover from suede?” works to find the answer quickly.

Understand laundry symbols

Do you know what the symbols on your laundry machine mean? Knowing what each symbol stands for is important. It could make a huge difference in doing your laundry and in preventing mishaps.  FYI, it’s always best to wash your clothes in cold water to preserve color and size and for the environment. Here is a great guide to common laundry machine symbols.

Look at your clothes in the light

Do you go through your laundry in a dim lighted room? Next laundry day, carefully look over your clothes in a brightly lit room. Checking over your clothes in a dark room could make you overlook a stain that you couldn’t see and save you from having to do a mid-week wash later on.

Choose the short cycle

Are your clothes covered in mud? My guess is probably not. If your clothes are just a little dirty from wearing, put them through a quick wash. Most dirt comes out in the first two minutes of washing, so save your (and the environment’s) energy.

Don’t overfill

As much as you want to skip doing your laundry this week and save it all for next, I recommend just doing it now. Overfilling your washer can actually lead to your clothes coming out dirtier. Dirt is released from the clothes but stays trapped in the washer’s tub, so it spread out among your other items. Do a smaller load now and next week, instead of doing a large load all at once.

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