Keep the color of the clothes bright with these cool cleaning tips
Posted by aar0nacton on December 19th, 2018
We all have that beautiful red dress we… ruined the first time we washed it. Or dyed our clothes. Yes, even though we’re women, we don’t know everything and we, too, sometimes fail when doing laundry. And it turns out it’s not only our fault – most clothes nowadays are dyed by means of unprofessional techniques (because those are cheaper) which makes the colors easier to wash off. If we don’t know how to preserve their colors, we won’t be able to enjoy our colorful clothes for a long time.
And so, in light of these facts (and after ruining my favorite dress), I decided it’s high time for all of us to learn a few hacks which will help us preserve our clothes for a longer period.
First of all, always read the labels. Labels are not so difficult to understand and not so hard to read – reading a few words takes no more than a few seconds and yet it will help you understand how to maintain the particular piece of clothing you want to keep.
Once you’re familiar with the proper ways to wash your clothes as stated by manufacturers, in order to keep the colors of your clothes bright, you should always opt to sort your laundry. Sorting isn’t as difficult as it sounds – all you need to do is separate bright from dark clothes and wash them separately. This trick is said to help preserve the colors of clothes 30 times longer than if you washed them all together.
Don’t forget to turn your clothes inside out. The ravages of time are preventable – just turn your clothes inside out. It will help you keep the colors of the clothes for a longer period and thus you won’t damage any applications on them, too.
Always wash your clothes in cold. It’s a way to kill two birds with one stone – you’ll preserve the colors of your clothes and you won’t pollute the environment. You don’t have to worry about detergents – laundry detergents have come a long way and they are now as efficient in hot as in cold water. If you have any doubts, however, opt to coldwater laundry detergents.
The next rule you should follow if you wish to keep the colors of your clothes bright is never overfill your washing machine. I know what you think – if you stuff everything in, you’ll save a lot of time, right? Wrong. The detergents won’t dissolve properly, and as a result your clothes won’t wash as good. What’s more, they’ll need longer to dry. It turns out that stuffing your washing machine is not such a time-saver after all.
In addition to these tricks, here are some DIY color-protecting solutions that cost peanuts and yet will really help you deal with your laundry.
Use vinegar. Vinegar may not smell very nice, but it will evaporate during the rinse cycle of your washing machine. Why use it? Because it will eliminate any laundry detergent residue and it’s a great fabric softener, too. It is also great for end of tenancy cleaning.
Spice your laundry with salt. As great for cooking as for your new clothes, adding just half a cup of salt to your laundry will prevent any ‘bleeding’ from your new clothes. Furthermore, salt will help you breathe a new life into faded colors.All in all, there’s a way to keep the vivid colors of your clothing.
All you need to do is follow these simple rules. I guarantee you perfect results – just try any of those the next time you’re doing laundry and you’ll see.Also See: Washing Machine, Clothes Bright, Turns Out, Red Dress, Laundry, Colors, Clothes
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