Using only one cycle for pillows and blankets. If you wash feather pillows and blankets in a washing machine, run two cycles in a row: feathers can retain the foam, so the soap may stay inside the pillows.
Washing clothes without sorting them out. One of the most tiresome tasks after washing clothes is looking for matching socks. Why don’t you try to wash socks first? We are sure that you will like the result.
Using fabric softeners for towels. These chemical compounds reduce the absorption capacity of fabrics so you’d better not use them for towels.
Washing too many clothes at once. You should not overload the washing machine as it can lead to a breakdown.
Using very expensive washing powders and liquids. Many of the detergents we use have cheap household substitutes: salt can make clothes look brighter, and chalk helps eliminate stains. Laundry soap bleaches and washes off stains. Lemon juice can be used to make clothes softer and more fragrant.
Not paying attention to the washer. It is very important to look after your washing machine. Remember that in many cases the compartment for washing powder is movable. As detergent residue can get left behind here, you should pay special attention to it. Do not close the washer after the cycle so that it can get dry. Once a year run a cleaning cycle with hot water and vinegar. This will help prevent your washing machine from breaking down.
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