How to Wash Clothes How To Do The Laundry video

    How to Wash Clothes How To Do The Laundry video
    Sort the clothes into Groups

    How to Sort Clothes into Groups

    Sort by kind of fabric

    (generally materials such as cotton, linen, synthetic fibers) 

    Sort by color 

    Wash whites together

    All whites should go with only whites
    To keep white clothes bright, don't wash them with colored clothes
     Do not wash lightly soiled clothes with those that are heavily soiled
    (or very light colors if the item has been washed many times)
    Wash dark colors together

    blacks, dark blues, browns, greens, purples

     Test colored clothes to see if the colors run
    If they do, wash them separately or with other clothes of the same color

    Inspect Every Item
    Empty and brush out pockets and cuffsـ 
     Mend small rips and tearsـ 
     Remove pins and ornamentsـ 
     Close zippers and hook fastenersـ
     Check for stains that may need special attentionـ
    Before washing, rub heavily soiled areas such as shirtـ collars or cuffs with a wet bar of soap, liquid detergent   or a paste with powdered detergent and water
    This will loosen heavy soilmade 
    Blue Jeans should be inside out to retain their dark colorـ

    If you wash your tennis shoes, don't put them in theـ dryer, they will never be the same. Let them dry in the sun
    Don't leave your clothes unattended at the laundromatـ They may get stolen
    Never wash and dry dark and light colored shirtsـ together 

    Removing Stains 

    To remove stains from permanent pressed clothing, pretreat the spots with soap or detergent. 
     Let it stand a few hours before washing. 
    Stains that can usually be removed by pretreating are: pretreating   
    Ice Cream
    Light Scorch
    If the clothes are still stained after they have been washed and rinsed, try using a bleach. Read the label on the bleach container to be sure it is safe to use on the stained clothes
    If fresh blood, egg, catsup, or soft drinks stain washable clothes, soak the stained spot in cool water for half an hour or more.  Then rub gently  
    If the stain doesn't come out, work soap or detergent into the cloth.  Then rinse 
    Do the same for chocolate, soup, and gravy stains.  Let the clothing dry.  If a greasy stain is still there, sponge gently with a non-flammable, dry cleaning fluid, which can be purchased at drug or grocery stores  . Follow directions on the label carefully  
    Coffee, tea, and fruit juice stains will usually come out after soaking and rubbing. However, if boiling water won't hurt the cloth, there's a faster and easier way to remove these stains .Hold the cloth over a sink or bucket and pour boiling water through the spot. Pouring the water from about two feet above the spot will force the stain out 


    Chlorine Bleach
     Select the product that provides the best results
    Liquid chlorine bleaches are usually less expensive than powdered forms. They kill germs, too.  Some fabrics and finishes are damaged or discolored by chlorine bleaches, so read the labels on clothes and bleach containers before using chlorine bleach
    Mix the bleach with lots of water before mixing with soapy wash water. Otherwise the bleach may make holes in the fabrics.  
    Rinse clothes well to remove the bleach, as it may weaken the clothes if it stays in them. 
    Do not use chlorine bleach on silk, wool, spandex stretch fabrics, blends of these fibers, or fabrics with certain dyes and finishes. Check clothes labels and hang-tags to determine if they can be safely bleached.  
    Never put bleach on anything that is not white.  

    Oxygen Bleach 

    Most oxygen bleaches are powders. They can be safely used on any clothes that need bleaching and are safe for all fabrics, fabric finishes, and colored fabrics.  
    How to Use Oxygen Bleach 
     Add oxygen bleach to the wash water. 
     Most oxygen bleaches work best in hot water. 
     Follow directions on the package. 
     Rinse the clothes well 
     Water Temperature 

    Washing by fabric type allows you to use different water temperatures 

    Hot water 
     Removes dirt from heavily soiled items. 
     Kills more germs than cold water.  
     Fades the dyes in some colored clothes.  
     Tends to cause wrinkling in some modern fabrics such as permanent press 
    Warm water
     Usually gets lightly soiled clothes clean. 
     Does not kill germs unless a disinfectant is added.  
     Is safe for most colored clothes.  
    Cold water

     Requires a cold water detergent to get clothes clean. If a cold water detergent is not available, dissolve detergent powder in hot water before adding it to the wash water   
     Requires more detergent than warm water to get clothes clean
     Does not kill germs unless a disinfectant is added. 
     Recommended for washing some delicate fabrics. 
    Note: Water reaching the washing machine is cooler than in the water heater.  For very hot water in the washer, it may be necessary to set the water heater temperature on high
     Always rinse in cold water – there's no need for a hot or warm rinse on any fabric

    An all-purpose, heavy-duty detergent does a good job of cleaning most clothes. For delicate fabrics that require hand washing, use a gentler detergent such as dishwashing detergent

    Boiling clothes or hanging them in the sunshine were once common ways to get rid of germs.  With modern fabrics, fabric finishes, and washing methods, other ways can be used to disinfect the family laundry

    Liquid chlorine bleach that contains 5.25% sodium hypochlorite will destroy most germs. Quaternary, pine oil, or phenolic disinfectants can be safely used on any washable fabrics. Pine oil disinfectants must contain at least 80% pine oil to destroy germs
    It is always a good idea to use a disinfectant in the wash 

    when someone in the family has a bad cold, the flu, or some other infectious illness. Disinfecting the wash will help prevent other family members from getting the same illness  

    Use a disinfectant when washing at a laundromat
     Illness from another family can be passed on if the washing machine is not disinfected before it is used 
     Wipe off the surface of the machine with a disinfectant, then add disinfectant to the wash cycle. Follow the directions on the disinfectant's label 

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