The Most Common Mistakes That We Make While Doing the Laundry. This Is How We Damage Our Clothes and Our Washing Machines!

Washing is one of the things that we do at least once a week. Although these days it seems to be ABC easy, there are still people who do not use the machines properly. In fact, throwing clothes inside and pressing the START button is not enough if you want to do your laundry right. Today we will describe some of the most common mistakes we make in the process.

#1 Zippers

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An undone zipper might damage other clothes, especially the delicate ones.

#2 Swimming costumes

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Swimming costumes should be hand-washed. This lets them keep their original shape much longer. Machine laundry means a big risk of deformation and damage.

#3 Fabric softeners for towel washing

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Although we all love fluffy towels, using fabric softeners substantially reduces their water-absorbing properties.

#4 Cleaning the washing machine

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Washing machine can make your clothes clean as long as it is clean itself.

#5 Too high temperatures

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Always read the information on clothes tags. This is the priority if you want to preserve their shape and color. For example, cotton clothes should usually be washed in 40 degrees C.

 

#6 A short break

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Let your washing machine rest for a while between each washing cycle.

#7 Too much bleach

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Excessive use of bleach might cause irreversible damage of the fabric.

#8 Keep your socks organized

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Sometimes we notice that some socks get lost. It might be caused by overloading the machine. As a result, some socks end up in between the drum and the seal. That is why it is recommended that you use a dedicated sock bags or just tie them up together.

#9 Cushions

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Washing blankets and cushions can be a bit of a chore. You had better wash them well to get rid of the soap or washing powder.

 

#10 Sorting

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Your laundry should be sorted according to the color, kind of fabric and the washing temperature requirements.

#11 Jackets

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If you don’t want to deform your jacket in the laundry, put tennis balls into the pockets.

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#12 Airing

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You need to remember that your washing machine needs to get aired well from time to time. This is how you get rid of the moisture causing all the nasty smells.

#13 Hand-washing

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Some really stubborn stains have to be pre-washed before you throw the clothes into the machine.

#14 Too much washing detergent

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Too much washing detergent can make too much foam which will never be washed away during a single cycle.

#15 Alternative softeners

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Instead of commercial chemical softeners, you can use white vinegar with mint.

Now that you know what the biggest washing mistakes are, hopefully you will never make them again!