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10 TIPS TO MAKE LAUNDRY DAY BETTER
doing your laundry can feel like a chore. and with the average family washing about 400 loads a year, anything that can make the task more pleasant is worth a try, don’t you think? here are ten tips to help lighten your load.
TIP #1: LOAD UP ON CONCENTRATED LAUNDRY DETERGENT.
it packs all the naturally derived cleaning power you need to tackle tough dirt + stains. from beach sage to spring garden, all five fresh, nature-inspired scents are designed to make even the stinkiest socks smell delightful.
TIP# 2: DON’T GET TANGLED + TWISTED.
twisted T-shirts and balled-up socks just slow everything down. and tangled clothes may not get as clean as they could. enforce a family law that all those inverted items must be unsnarled before they’re lobbed into the laundry basket.
TIP #3: KEEP THOSE ZIPPERS ZIPPED.
it’s worth taking a moment to make sure all your zippers are closed before they go in the wash. you definitely don’t want those menacing metal teeth snagging delicates or knits that are sharing the same load.
TIP #4: DON’T BE BUTTONED UP.
keeping shirts buttoned when you wash them may seem like a smart idea. but it can stretch and stress buttonholes and buttons, which may lead to fraying and premature poppage. the fix: unbutton everything before washing.
TIP #5: DON’T RUB THE WRONG WAY.
you can pre-treat stubborn stains with a spot of detergent, but take it easy. frenzied rubbing can actually make the stain worse and wear away the fabric. just follow the pre-treat instructions on the label. and remember, the sooner you treat the stain, the more success you’ll have removing it.
TIP #6: SAVE A PLACE FOR SOLO SOCKS.
where, oh where do missing socks go? we don’t really know, but we do know that putting socks in the washing machine first means they’re less likely to attach themselves to other clothes and disappear. it’s also a good idea to keep a small basket in the laundry room where solo socks can live until reunited.
TIP #7: FOLD CLOTHES FAST TO DECREASE CREASES.
if you fold clothes right out of the dryer, when they’re still warm, it cuts down on wrinkles created by piles of crumpled clothes. no time to fold your whole load right away? just give each item a quick shake and lay it flat in the laundry basket, one on top of another. that should help keep creases at bay.
TIP #8: START A LAUNDRY LOST AND FOUND.
laundry day isn’t complete without discovering the forgotten contents of a family member’s pockets. place a basket or bowl near the washing machine for all the pens, buttons, lipsticks + loose change. it not only provides a communal place to put the odd assortment, but keeping it in plain sight also helps you remember to check those pesky pockets prior to washing.
TIP #9: DON’T OVERDO THE DETERGENT.
our concentrated laundry detergent is exactly that—concentrated. so follow the dosage instructions on the label and don’t overdo it. our concentrated laundry detergent was also designed to rinse out easily, so you use a lot less water.
TIP #10: BE SOFT, BUT NOT CLINGY.
complete your laundry day routine with our new naturally derived fabric softener and compostable paper dryer sheets. together, they work to help reduce static cling and soften and fluff your fabrics. plus, like everything in our hard-working laundry line, they’ll leave your whole load smelling sublime.