Monday, 12 December 2016
Doing the laundry is not as easy as we may think it is. While a large chunk of our laundry chores are automated and laundry detergents have become more sophisticated than ever before, there are still certain factors that need to be considered and one of these factors is temperature. Read on for some useful laundry tips.
Contrary to popular belief, not all laundry should be washed in cold water.
Yes, we can do our bit for the environment and wash as many clothes as possible in cold water, but this is not always effective for all types of laundry. The time and money you appear to be saving in the short run may actually not be savings at all. This is because laundry that doesn't come out clean needs to be washed again to remove any remaining stains. Clothing that didn't come out clean may go unnoticed and be tossed in the dryer, resulting in heat-set stains that you wont be able to remove anymore. This can become quite an expensive exercise as you will most probably have to shop to replace the ruined item. When it comes to stain removal, cold water is not as effective as warmer water. In fact, washing certain items in cold water can actually leave your clothes looking worn and dingy. The performance of your laundry detergent is directly influenced by the temperature of the water that your laundry is washed in. Washing your laundry at the right temperature will ensure cleaner and longer lasting clothes.
When is it safe to wash clothing in cold water?
Dark or bright colours can be washed safely in cold water. In fact, it is better to wash these items in cold water as darker colours, when washed hot, may fade, and the colour of new items may run when washed too hot. Delicate fabrics such as swim wear, lingerie, woollens and washable silk are best washed cold as well. Clothes that are only a little soiled can also be washed cold. When it comes to red wine stains, blood stains and coffee stains - wash cold because warm or hot water may set these types of marks, making successful stain removal very complicated.
Which items are best washed in warm water?
Colour fading and wrinkling is minimised when items are washed in warm water and warm temperatures are adequate for getting grimy and moderately dirty clothes squeaky clean. Sturdy fabrics such as jeans, sheets, cottons, 100% man-made fibres, towels as well as light-coloured clothing that doesn't run are all best washed in warm water.
Which items are best washed in hot water?
Very greasy or extra dirty clothes as well as strong, colourfast clothing and whites will have the best chance of coming out clean when washed in hot water. When you suspect that your clothes or bed linen have germs when a family member has the flu or if a child has had a bed-soiling accident, items should be washed in hot water.
Always rinse your laundry with cold water
As soon as your laundry detergent, combined with the right water temperature, has worked its magic, your laundry can be rinsed with cold water. Using cold water for your rinse cycle will save energy by up to one-third per load of laundry and also decreases wrinkling of sturdy and synthetic fabrics.
As much as cold water washing may seem like the preferred method in terms of minimising energy consumption, there is definitely a case for washing warm and hot as well, which, if done correctly, will save you in many ways.
Laundry Made Easy: Tips In Doing Your Laundry in Singapore.
We are now living in a fast changing world. Everything moves or changes so fast and often we catch ourselves wishing that there can be more hours in a day. Since we need to do so many things, it is best that we come up with ways to manage the things inside the house in lesser time possible. Laundry is one of the things that take up so much time. Hence it is best to find ways on how it can be done faster. This article will give you strategies to deal with your laundry.
To save time, you must come up with a fixed laundry schedule. You must allot a certain day of the week that you will use in dealing with the dirty clothes. You can set to wash the clothes perhaps every Saturday or every after five days. Once you have set that schedule, you have to stick with it.
Another thing you must consider is if you have enough clothes and linens to pass the laundry cycle. This means that if you only do the laundry once a week and then you wear different set of underwear for a day, then you have to have minimum of eight sets of underwear for the whole laundry cycle. And if you workout and usually use two sets of underwear a day, then you will-will need more than eight pairs of underwear.
Avoid changing all the linens at once. If you do this, it will take much time doing the laundry. The best way to deal with linens is to change one set per laundry day, through this, you will not get overwhelmed of so many linens and clothes to wash. Observing cleanliness and hygiene can also help in lessening the number of times you change the bed linens.
Another laundry strategy is to bring your business clothes and have it washed at the commercial laundry. If you do this, you will have lesser clothes to wash. Moreover, check your closet for clothes that you don't wear and remove them.
The fewer the clothes, the lesser the laundry. Hence, assess your shopping habits. Are you buying clothes because they are necessary? Or you are simply buying them without reason? Next, once you have bought new clothes, you must also get rid of one of your old stuff.
Sorting the laundry can be time-consuming. To address this problem, all you have to do is place two laundry baskets in every room - one for the colored clothes and the other for the whites. This way you don't have to sort them out before washings.
These are few ways on how you can survive your laundry day. By following these tips you can surely save time and effort in doing the laundry.