How many times have you washed your laundry and it comes out smelling unpleasant? You may not think much about how you wash your clothes, but things such as the laundry detergent used, the temperature of your wash water, or how you dry your clothes can determine the cleanliness and freshness of your clothes. If you want your laundry to be fresh like a wonderful spring morning, here are some simple tips that you could find useful.
- Clean Your Washing Machine: Soap residue and minerals from detergents build up in a washing machine and can cause an odor that can transfer to your clothes. Add a quart of bleach or white vinegar to a full machine of water and let it run for a full cycle.
- Update Your Laundry Detergent: You may not realize that your laundry detergent is not doing its job. New innovative products, such as plant-based detergents can freshen your clothes and keep odors at bay.
- Separate Damp Clothes: Stay clear of mixing damp clothes with your washing pile; instead, pre-treat them if needed and dry them to prevent bad odor.
- Use a Clothesline: Hanging your laundry outside to dry in the sun, or even inside can prevent moldiness in your clothes. Ensure that the clothes are completely dry before folding away.
- Avoid Delaying Stain Treatment: Not treating stains immediately can not only damage your clothes but can leave an unwanted odor, such as that from deodorant stains. Treat stains right away.
- Make Use of Dryer Sheets: Dryer sheets are a simple way of boosting the freshness of odorous clothes. They are available in some scents for you to choose from.
- Sort Clothes: Sorting clothes by color is a good idea, and sorting by odor may sound weird, but is quite useful. Your gym clothes, for example, can have a stronger smell that you wouldn’t want to be transferred into your work clothes.
- Deep Clean: Sometimes all it takes to get your clothes spring fresh is a deep wash. Don’t always stick to the recommended detergent measurement for a single load. When you have a dirty load, use up to twice the amount of detergent to the clean and freshness that you desire.
- Add Baking Soda to Your Wash: While baking soda can give you sharper whites and brighter brights, it can also deodorize your clothes. When the machine is filled with water, add ½ cup baking soda to the water, making it dissolve, and run wash cycle as normal.
- Choose a Spring Fresh Fabric Softener: Fabric softener can neutralize odors, such as cigarette smell in the clothing and will also remove detergent residue that can create a bad odor.
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