Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Tip of the Day: Laundry

Today's Tip is for the Laundry. I've posted a few tips to help you wash your clothes safely and efficently.

- When washing dark clothes for the first time use cold water and put salt in the water. The salt helps set the color. To brighten dark clothes after they have been washed several times, repeat the procedure.

- You do not need to wash with hot water unless you are trying to sterilize your laundry. Use the warm or cold setting to save money. Set your rinse on the cold setting. Washing in cold water can save the typical family over $120 a year!

- Wash and dry clothes inside out to prevent fading.

- Pilling is caused by items rubbing against each other in the washer and dryer. Prevent it by turning susceptible clothes inside out and washing them in a mesh bag or a drawstring pillowcase.

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