Do you think your clothes are starting to look a bit sorry for themselves? Well, this could be because you're failing to wash them properly...
In fact, with 70 per cent of the soil that ends up on our clothing being invisible to the naked eye (and yes, this ranges from sweat and deodorant, to soap and human matter), this becomes more of a concerning matter.
However, before you start planning a new wardrobe, there's some good news for you - Workwear Giant have successfully worked out exactly what you should and shouldn’t do to make sure you're washing your clothes in an efficient and effective manner.
1. Think about how often you're washing your clothes. If it's being done on a regular basis, start doing it less frequently. By constantly submitting the fabrics to a soaking, detergent and spinning, you wear the fabrics out. Instead of this, hang them up outside of the wardrobe so they can air.
2. Have you accidentally got some make-up on some clothing? Then good news! You can get rid of it by squirting some shaving cream onto the stain, before letting it sink in for 10 minutes. Then, wash it off with some cold water.
3. When washing dark clothes, do it inside out. This will help to prevent the colour from fading.
4. Is an item extra dirty? Then treat it to a pre=wash cycle without any detergent, before washing it on a normal wash with detergent - simple!
1. Avoid overfilling your washing machine - as you put your clothes in, you should be able to put two fists in the top without any problem.
2. Avoid any fabric softener on towels, as they become less absorbent as time goes by.
3. Do not wash your jeans too often - instead, you should spot clean them for any minor stains in between washes.
4. The one thing you should never do? Leave wet clothes in the washing machine. In just 24 hours, fungus and mildew can start to grow.
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