There are a couple of things that never end: a mother’s love and… laundry.
Keeping a house clean can be exhausting, especially if you have to juggle between work, family, personal life, social commitments and what not. Unfortunately, doing laundry is part of keeping a house clean.
If you get frustrated because that stubborn stain on your t-shirt is still there or because no matter how many times you wash your socks, they still smell. Then congratulations, you’re soon to be released from your suffering (if you continue reading).
Here are four solutions for the most common laundry problems that you’ll find very useful:
Laundry Problem # 1: Stains
Most stains will not set if you treat them right away. Scoop up solids from the fabric and dry off liquids with a clean cloth. Apply dishwashing soap, baking soda and hydrogen peroxide over the stain before washing. Then wash as usual.
Laundry Problem #2: Smelly clothes
To get bad smells out of your clothes, mix vinegar with baking soda and pour into washer along with your usual detergent. This will dissolve buildup, neutralize odors and dissolve grease and dirt.
Laundry Problem #3: Lint
Check all pockets for tissues or other type of waste before putting them in the washer. Believe it or not, this is one of the most common mistakes that lead to lint issues. Separate the fabrics by type and wash lint-producing clothes with similar fabrics.
Laundry Problem #4: Color fading
It is natural that all clothes start losing color after a couple of washes, but this can be prevented or delayed by adding a cup of distilled white vinegar on the first cycle, the first time you wash any new piece of clothing. This will help set the dye and prevent it from fading.
High heat can also make colors fade faster. To prevent this use the lowest temperature on your dryer and wash all darks in cold water.
These are only some of the things you can do to ensure a successful and happy laundry day, but if you think you could use an expert hand from laundry cleaners give us a call. We can set you up with the best house cleaning experts that can take care of doing laundry and folding clothes for you.