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Sorting Laundry Tips

Sorting Laundry Tips

Before doing a wash, sort laundry into different piles. Generally, this divides along lines of different fabrics, different wash temperatures and different colors. Study the care labels that must by law be sewn into garments, which will tell you if a garment can be washed – or whether it should only be dry-cleaned – and, if so, at what temperature, and whether it can be bleached or tumble-dried, along with any other instructions, such as whether it should washed inside out, or whether it is better not to wash it with biological detergent.

Begin by setting aside any very dirty items, to be washed separately, as well as any items to be washed separately by hand.

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Cleaning The Laundry

Cleaning The Laundry

Before putting clothes in the washing machine, empty out all pockets, fasten buttons, zips and buckles. Do up bras. Tie loose sashes, and button sleeves to the front of blouses and shirts to prevent them tangling up. Remove any belts and large buckles. Mend any small tears, which are likely to become bigger in the wash.

Check for staining, especially for grease spots or protein stains such as blood, which will set if exposed to heat, and deal with them before washing. For grimy collars and cuffs, rub in a little neat washing-up liquid, or use a stick stain remover, such as Vanish.

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