To do the laundry is one of the most important domestic chores. It doesn’t take much time and efforts, as nowadays there are modern washing machines which do everything. You only have to put your dirty clothes and some detergent in the machine and it will do the rest. There are some cases, though, in which the laundry process requires a little more attention and skills.
Here are a few quite unusual laundry tips from Cleaner London:
- When you have a ketchup, mustard, or tomato sauce stain on your clothes, spray them with vinegar and leave them for a few minutes before you put them in the washing machine. The sour liquid will loosen up the stains, and once you wash them, the discolourations will be gone.
- Sometimes when a white shirt, dress or sheet is used for too long, it loses its whiteness and becomes a little greyish. Some people deal with this problem, using bleach to recover the colour, but this detergent damages the fabrics of the apparel if used too often. There is another technique which works just as well, but is harmless for the clothes. Put a cup full of vinegar to the rinse cycle of your washing machine, and it will refresh the white colour of your garments.
- If you have to wash your gym clothes or other smelly apparel, put a half full cup of baking soda in the rinse cycle of your washing machine to deodorise them.
- If you have stubborn stains on your clothes, rub some toothpaste on them, and wash them in the washing machine afterwards. Mind that whitening toothpastes have bleaching properties and might ruin the colour of your garments.
- If you have grease stains on your apparel, wash them with a mild dish-washing soap first, and then put them in the washing machine. Mind that you have to rinse the clothes well, before you put them in the appliance, otherwise the soap will produce a lot of foam into the washing machine.
- And the last tip of Cleaner London is also for recovering the colour of white clothes and sheets. Before you hand out your clothes, soak them in water mixed with fresh lemon juice, and rinse them again. When you put them outside to dry on sunlight, they will become as white as new.