By: Ali Pappas
1. read labels before you buy: they tell you how to take care of your clothes properly.
2. sort: color, whites, darks, linen
3.treating stains: put stain remover on clothes right after the stain happens so that it comes out.
4.wash: don't overload the washer.
5.dry: hang certain clothes to dry so they don't shrink or stiffen.
Water tempuatures to use
hot water- whites, dirty clothes, remove germs and heavy soil
tip: hot water can fade, damage, and shrink some fabrics
warm water- man made fibers, knits, and jeans
tip: good cleaning without fading or shrinking
cold water- dark, bright colors, pre soak clothes if laundry items are heavy soiled
tip: saves energy so it is a good choice if you want to be eco- friendly
Tips on removing 5 common stains
Remove glue, stickers, and gum- scrape away as much as possible with a knife and rub a ice cube over the gum so it will freeze and be easeir to scrape off.
Grass stains- treat grass stains with a dry solvent and press a rag against the stain, then rise with alcohol and wash.
Remove paint- wipe off dry paint and sponge on laundry detergent and water, then remove the rest with a knife.
Ink stains- rot milk in the sun until it turns into a solid and place the solid on the stain until the ink starts to rise into the solid, then wash the milk out.
Mud stains- shake off as much mud as possible, then apply a mixture of dishwashing detergnet and soap and let soak. Last, place in the washing machine.