Getting your laundry right isn’t just about using the best detergent in the best machine. You can do that, and most of your clothes will come out just fine…right until that lovely delicate garment comes out the color of moldy bread.
Sort it Out!
Your first task is to sort those clothes into groups that go together: whites, dark colors, light colors and delicates. Just drop them into a basket and you’re done. Having different baskets for different types of clothes will help.
Now you have a basket of clothes that can all be washed together, you’ve got no excuse not to use a full load. If you’re unable to, for whatever reason, make sure to use the half load function on your washing machine.
Keep that muddy cycle gear away from your precious clothes.
Laundry Room Tip: Some clothes will still need different treatment, depending on their laundry care labels. A great way to make this easier is by making a mark on the label with a permanent marker. Any matching clothes will have the same color mark on the label. How easy is that?
Dose it up
For a great wash, you need the right amount of detergent. Step one is to always check the box. Here you’ll find just how much you need to a big wash, half wash, slightly dirty and children football match dirty.Remember, adding too much detergent isn’t a good thing. It wastes money and may leave marks on your clothes afterwards. Too little and you could end up with clothes just as dirty as before.
Laundry Room Tip: With Tide, you can use less detergent and you only need to wash once: no extra scrubbing or soaking, just a superior hassle free cleaning without extra steps.