By: Ali Pappas

Laundry Process

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.

Different types of laundry products

1. detergent powder- helps break up and remove dirt and stains in the laundry

2. laundry liquid- helps remove dirt and stains in the laundry

3. stain and odor eliminator- get rid of stains and smells

4. fabric softener- helps make the clothes feel softer

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.