60 Minutes Laundry LowDown

| Friday, October 5, 2012 | |
We want our clothes to smell fresh and lovely to use.  Here I will give you some of the MYTHS about washing clothes and its SOLUTIONS.


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MYTH #1:  THE MORE DETERGENTS YOU WILL PUT ON YOUR CLOTHES, THE CLEANER THEY WILL GET.

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FALSE:  WHY?  The more detergent you use, the more water you will need to consume to rinse off the suds(if you are washing by hands).  If you are using a washing machine, the machine will not be able to tell if the clothes have been rinsed right; you will end up with half-rinsed clothes, which will turn smelly once they dry.

A BETTER SOLUTION: First, try using half as much detergent as you would instinctively put; when the results aren't to your liking, you can always add a little more.  Remember, it's easier to add more, but you can never take away detergent that has already been poured into the wash.

MYTH #2:  HOT WATER WILL REMOVE ALL DIRT AND KILL ALL GERMS.


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FALSE:  WHY?  Unless the water is boiling hot-which you can't very well pour on to your clothes because you'll end up damaging them- it will not be enough to kill all germs and bacteria.

A BETTER SOLUTION:  use a detergent that has anti-bacterial properties to effectively sanitize your laundry.

MYTH #3:  THE MORE BLEACH, THE BETTER.

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FALSE:  WHY? Bleach is primarily made of an acidic component, and it can cause your clothes to tear.  Also, pouring it directly onto a piece of cloth is more damaging than helpful.

A BETTER SOLUTION: Liquid detergents that are concentrated makes clean clothes better and are more cost-efficient because you can wash more clothes with them.

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Hope this will help you ease your laundry chores.  Take a few moments to rest and enjoy its fragrance perfectly.  No hassle.  No worries.

Source: GOOD HOUSEKEEPING

28 comments:

Trackback by Pinoy Chocophile October 6, 2012 at 12:57 PM said...

Living in a cold climate especially during winter I would prefer using a liquid detergent than a powder since I observed they don't get totally mixed with water producing crumbs esp when water is also cold so I mix some lukewarm water and liquid detergent. But in a warm and tropic country I think powder detergent would just be fine to use. So weather has to do with the detergent you use.

Trackback by Franc Ramon October 6, 2012 at 4:27 PM said...

That was an informative post and just in time as I'm doing my laundry after my clothes became really dirty in my trail run. That's a laundry challenge.

Trackback by Traveling Morion October 6, 2012 at 5:34 PM said...

I should share this to my wife. Great tips here, thanks!

Trackback by Chrisair October 6, 2012 at 5:45 PM said...

this is a great advice for homemaker though we do not have fully automated washing machine and had only a low end machine to wash clothes, then I use my feet to rinse detergents works all the time

Trackback by Mai Flores October 6, 2012 at 8:28 PM said...

We were actually able to tackle this back in college, as I took up Clothing Tech back then. It's good to touch up on this part of cleaning and washing clothes, especially when clearing up the wrong conclusions when it comes to this process.

Trackback by jem alvarado October 6, 2012 at 10:53 PM said...

I agree with the tips here and I think washing your clothes with enough water will totally make it clean without the bad smell.

Trackback by Myk Malag October 7, 2012 at 1:29 AM said...

Hmmm, never wondered why sometimes some of my clothes end up with some detergent maybe because I put too much of it. Thanks for the tip, this time I'll not repeat washing my clothes again due to the detergent remains and this will lessen also my use of such... :D

Trackback by Ron Leyba October 7, 2012 at 2:54 AM said...

We are doing our laundry this Sunday. Very timely for me and my wifey. THanks for the tips.!

Trackback by dimaks | The Urban Walker October 7, 2012 at 5:46 AM said...

Thanks for clearing those things up. Most of us do think like the misconception you mentioned.

Trackback by Teresa Martinez October 7, 2012 at 7:46 AM said...

I have just recently tried liquid detergent for use in our washing machine and it seems you are right that it cleans clothes better and more economically.

Trackback by ricky bernardino October 7, 2012 at 10:26 AM said...

Hi Pal, I do my own laundry and your advice are perfectly right. Hope many reads these tips so they can never go wrong in doing their laundry =)

Trackback by jsncruz October 7, 2012 at 1:28 PM said...

Ah Elmo! :D

On another note, I get my laundry done at a laundromat, so I don't know what exactly they're doing to my clothes. So far, so good, so maybe they are reading your blog! :)

Trackback by papaleng October 7, 2012 at 6:26 PM said...

Ha..ha..ha.. I am the King of Labada as my wife always brag to her amigas.. Yes, most of your points are true. Yung lang liquid detergent ang medyo may doubt ako. hindi kasi ako gunagamit nyan eh. LOL

Trackback by msairrapingol October 7, 2012 at 7:07 PM said...

now i know why my mom dont want me to do the laundry..

Trackback by ana karen Banhag October 7, 2012 at 10:12 PM said...

i think i will shift to liquid detergents now. as we are using fully automatic washing machine, i cannot tell how clean are the clothes when they get out ready for fully drying.

Trackback by Alwin Aguirre October 7, 2012 at 11:13 PM said...

I'm always a victim of Myth #1. I always end up putting more detergents on my washer especially when the water is not soapy enough

Trackback by Sky Summer October 7, 2012 at 11:34 PM said...

Before we're fan of powder detergents, even how many scoop we put on WM, the dirt were still there so we ditch it, and now using Dynamo Liquid detergent, the best and the clothes smells a lot a of better even without using fabric con.

Trackback by che October 8, 2012 at 4:15 AM said...

Hmm... I didn't know these... thanks for your tips. I think I'm gonna shift to a liquid detergent after we used up the powdered detergent we just bought.

Trackback by Ness October 8, 2012 at 4:46 PM said...

Me and my husband always do the laundry together. Its one of our bonding times. I will share this to him and will try to do this. haha!. It should be fun!

Trackback by Shirgie Scf October 8, 2012 at 8:22 PM said...

wow, believe it or not, I learned a lot from this. You can be a professor for laundry 101.

Trackback by MaryJane Tauyan October 9, 2012 at 10:38 AM said...

why! i shud try doing this! When i do my washing I noticed some residue left also xx

Trackback by markpogi October 9, 2012 at 12:06 PM said...

Wow! I guess I have to lessen my soap when doing laundry. It usually take me three times to rinse off soap from my clothes.

Trackback by Dems October 9, 2012 at 12:08 PM said...

Hihi, ang cute ni Elmo!

Anyway, this post made me remember I have to do laundry soon :))

Do you have any tips on drying clothes (without a dryer) and retaining the fresh smell? :)

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Trackback by YANI October 10, 2012 at 4:37 AM said...

I do not do this chore regularly but I learned a great deal out of your article. Have to share this to Mama even if I know she's a pro when it comes to this haha

Trackback by marri October 10, 2012 at 5:33 PM said...

I do our laundry every week and I use similar heavy duty washing machine. I just put enough laundry detergent depending on the amount or bulk of clothes. Your better solutions are practical to do away of the myths

Trackback by Justin | Hari ng Lakbay October 12, 2012 at 7:55 PM said...

Great tips! My mom was never wrong about washing clothes.

Trackback by Lessons Of A Dad October 13, 2012 at 11:40 PM said...

Also try to but a bit of baking soda in the wash. That helps.

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