Beginners guide to laundry day.
Laundry day tips and tricks
Sort clothes by colour.
Keep your washing machine and dryer clean.
I usually hang by type of clothing, shirts together, pants together.
Put soaks, mittens and small items in a mesh bag. Hang them in the pairs.
Put socks together facing the same side. Hold the bottom of the soaks together and roll them into a ball.
Hang everything upside down.
Try using a paste-type pretreatment for stains.
Soak stained clothes in some detergent and lukewarm water before washing.
Wash or soak stained clothes as soon as possible.
Hang and pack as soon as the clothes are dry.
Separate clothes that don’t fit or need mending.
Keep all washing ingredients in one room or the laundry room.
Don’t forget to empty out the pockets. I always find loose change in my husbands bottoms.
Don’t forget to turn the tap off when you are done with your laundry.
The best stain removers
Stains, stains, stains, welcome to motherhood. I have quickly learned that as a mother and wife, I will encounter all sorts of stubborn tough stains. Since I do the laundry, I have to make sure these stains come off. My husband works in construction so he comes home real nice and clean filthy sometimes. Baby food and baby poop are a major stain. Another culprit of strains are pets, pet pee etc. Or maybe you love an occasional glass of wine from time to time. A spill on the carpet from those babies are a hustle to clean.
Here is a list of the best stain removers for your benefit.
enzyme-packed Era detergent
Biokleen Laundry Liquid, Free & Clear
Melaleuca Ecosense PreSpot Stain Remover
Fels Naptha Laundry Bar and Stain Remover
Sunlight bar soap
tide stain remover
Puracy Natural Stain Remover
Chem-Dry Stain Removal
Lestoil Heavy Duty Multi-Purpose Cleaner
Dawn dish washing liquid
Omo washing powder
Folex stain remover
Bicarb (sodium bicarbonate also known as baking soda)
Spray n wash
Washing soda (sodium carbonate decahydrate)
Where to buy these stain removers
Your local grocery store
Be careful not to use just any detergent for baby clothes. But it is ok to use the family laundry detergent as long as s/he doesn’t react when you hold her or him against your clothes.
Check out this detailed post on types of stains and how to treat them. cleaning removal tips
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