Clothes Cleaning tips before using our famous Folding Clothesline.
You may well own our Famous folding clothesline to take care of your clothes, but here are some more tips for laundry days.
Once you read our tips for cleaning your clothes together with using our Folding Clothesline you’ll get more wear from your clothes!
Sort your Dirty Clothes.
Before you use your folding clothesline and even before the wash cycle starts the more you sort the laundry, the fresher your clothes. Separate very dirty or muddy clothes apart from lightly soiled pieces, and heavy or abrasive fabrics like denim from more delicate ones. For denim, turn inside out, wash in cold water on a gentle cycle, and line dry with a folding clothesline to prevent fading.
To prevent sheets from twisting, wash each set separately instead of the whole lot at once, and include smaller items like underwear in the load… Did you know you can hang Queen Size Sheets on our folding clothesline?
Don’t put detergent directly on your clothes.
Believe it or not, there’s a right and wrong way to load the washing machine. For the best detergent circulation to get cleaner clothes, place laundry in first, then add water, and lastly add soap. However, if you’re using bleach, add water first, then clothes, and then soap. Oh and go easy with that bleach sunshine!
Don’t abuse your dryer.
If you have time to use our folding clothesline, do it! Not only do you save energy by not running the dryer, a folding clothesline is gentler on delicate items and helps stretchy clothing, like yoga pants, to keep their shape. If you must tumble-dry, don’t overload the dryer, or over-dry fabrics. Then fold or hang them on a folding clothesline immediately to prevent wrinkles.
Tired of losing one less sock every time you do a load? Try placing socks in the washer first, then adding everything else. This makes them less likely to attach to other garments, which often causes socks to go missing.
Don’t leave zippers open – loose Zips sink Ships!
Loose zippers can snag delicate clothing, as well as scratch the doors of front-loading washers. Make sure they’re all the way up before you toss in the machine. Also, unclipped bras can pull fabrics or damage the drum if they fly around loose. Invest in lingerie bags or an old pillowcase as a solution. Lingerie should never be electric dried use our folding clothesline instead to protect your clothes.
Don’t leave dress shirts buttoned.
Yes, zippers should be fastened, but buttons should not. Washing a button-down shirt with the buttons fastened can damage the buttons and rip the buttonholes. And don’t forget about the cuff and collar buttons either!
Don’t forget a quick “bleeding” test.
If you’re worried about that new red dress the first time you wash it, do this easy test to find out before a mess happens. “Dampen a discreet spot, then blot it with a white cloth to see if the dye bleeds. If so, wash the item on its own until the colour stops running. Dry under shade with our folding clothesline to avoid sun bleaching too.
Don’t skip the filter and hose when clearing the lint trap.
Empty the lint filter after every cycle, because lint build-up can clog the duct and become a fire hazard. It’s also important to actually clean the filter about once a year. Scrub with a toothbrush dipped in detergent, then rinse and air-dry. If you haven’t got a folding clothesline and use a dryer. Detach the hose from the back of the dryer about once a year (you’ll know it’s time when it takes more than an hour to dry a load!), then snake a long brush through and push out lingering lint.
Don’t scrub stains.
You may think the best way to treat a stain is to give it elbow grease, vigorously scrubbing the stain with detergent. But that’s not the best course of action, and it could even result in the stain spreading. Instead, gently dab the stain, working from the outside in. And, of course, the earlier you treat it, the more likely it is to go away. Don’t dry the removed stain in a dryer, use our folding clothesline instead.
Thanks for reading our Clothes Cleaning tips before you use our famous Folding Clothesline, see you next month with some more tips! Happy Drying!
The answer to the Peg Competition is you can hang Queen Size Sheets on our folding clothesline.
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