Quick Tips to Make Laundry Easy

This is a short list of do's and don'ts that will make it easy for you to improve the results you get using your home washing machine.

DO wash new colored garments separately, colors can and do often bleed (especially the first few washes)!

DON'T over dry. Use a dryer with an automatic sensing feature, or be sure to set the timer so as not to over dry. Over drying set wrinkles, causes shrinkage, and unnecessary fabric damage.

DON'T leave damp clothes in the washer for an extended period of time. Mold, mildew and just a bad odor will often result.

DO remove clothes from the dryer promptly and shake them out. This minimizes wrinkles and the need to iron. Even an ironless shirt will be wrinkled if over dried and left in the dryer for an extended period!

DO use plastic hangers when line drying.

DON'T use chlorine bleach. Even 100% cotton men's shirts are generally not receptive to chlorine bleach. It will shorten the life of the shirt, possibly cause holes and can destroy the interfacing in the placket and collars - this is because the interfacing if often polyester (even in a 100% cotton shirt).

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