Doing laundry is an essential part of household chores. Based on statistical data, an average American family does approximately 300 loads of laundry in a year.
Most often, it’s not as simple. Sort the clothes by separating lights and darks, delicates, cottons and level of soiling. This is done to ensure the best possible wash while making sure the clothes are protected.
There are a lot of hacks for the quickest methods of laundry or the easiest ways clean your clothes which are not always factual.
Here are some common myths about laundry that many people still believe:
Myth# 1 – Extra detergent means extra clean clothes:
This is a common misunderstanding. Detergents comprise a number of chemicals used to target stains and dirt. The more you use, the more you are exposing your clothes to these chemicals. This reduces the fiber strength of clothes. Too much detergent can leave residue in clothes which can cause skin irritation and other allergic reactions. Over use of detergent can also lead to a buildup which can damage your washing machine.
Myth# 2 – If it looks clean, it’s probably clean:
Some people keep wearing same clothes without washing because they look and smell clean. However, visible stains are not a correct way to evaluate how dirty clothes actually are. According to MedlinePlus, on average human body produces 1 quart of sweat per day. Our body also sheds dead skin cells all the time and excretes oils. This can all accumulate in the fibers of the clothes causing skin problems. Regular washing is the only way to keep the clothes clean and fresh.
Myth# 3 – Hand wash clothes must be washed by hand:
Often, we find clothing with the dreaded ‘Hand wash’ labels. This does not mean that those clothes can only be washed by hand. They can be safely put in washing machine on a gentle cycle along with a mild detergent. As a further precaution, you can turn them inside out or put them in a mesh laundry bag.
Myth# 4 – Ink stains can be removed with hair spray:
One of the common hacks for removing ink stains was using hairspray. But now the high alcohol content has been reduced as it dries out hair. This makes it useless in removing the stains.
Myth# 5 – Dryer lint can be ignored:
The effort of emptying the lint trap seems too much for some people. It isn’t considered a big deal when it comes to the laundry process. However, the dangers of overflowing lint filter are very real. It can cause fires, decrease efficiency of your machine, and leave bits of lint on your clean clothes.
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