As the cold weather takes over, it’s only natural to start wearing more layers. This is a great way to keep you warm, but it also means that your hamper is going to fill up more quickly. Knowing the right way to handle the added laundry load will go a long way in maintaining the quality of your clothing!
Treat Mud and Slush Stains Immediately
In the winter months, there are many types of stains that can appear on your clothing. Mud and slush stains are two of the most common. You may want to wait until it is laundry day to treat these stains, but by doing this you are allowing the stains to set. This will make them harder to get rid of, and they could become permanent. What you should do is spray the stains with an enzyme-based stain remover and wash them as soon as you notice the stain.
Wash Your Down Jackets Twice This Winter
Jackets and coats do not need to be washed as often as shirts, but they still need to be maintained. It is recommended that you wash them twice a season to keep them fresh. How you can wash them is by soaking them in your washer with cold water and detergent for a half hour. Then wash them in cold water on a gentle cycle. When putting them in the dryer, you should dry them on low as to not damage the material.
Don’t Wash Jeans, Pajamas, and Sweaters After Every Wear
With the summer sun not beating down on you every day, you are less likely to sweat in your clothing. That is why you can wear certain exterior layers more than once before washing. This will lessen your laundry load and prevent fading from frequent washing.
Skip the Fabric Softener When Washing Long Underwear and Fleece
When washing materials that are designed to reduce sweating, it is important not to use fabric softener. It can prevent fabrics from doing their job properly. You can still use regular detergent when washing these materials, but it’s best to skip the fabric softener.
We hope that you are able to apply these tips to your laundry routine so you are all set to tackle your winter laundry! If you have any questions or need help with your winter laundry, be sure to seek help from the experts at Laundry Zone! Stop by today, or contact us by calling 215-240-1858 or visit us online.