5 Signs of Poor Laundry Care (#5 Will Shock You)

Having laundry day issues? Here are a few signs that your laundry care practices might need some adjusting.

1. Tough on Stains

Determined to get rid of that spaghetti stain? Don’t forget to treat the garment with care. Tough scrubbing can spread the stain or make it worse. If stains aren’t budging or getting worse wash after wash, it’s time for a new approach.

First, we recommend checking the care tag. Make sure you know what kind of fabric you are dealing with. Read the label on the stain­removing product you are using to make sure you are applying it correctly. Instead of scrubbing, try just dabbing.

2. Snags

How did that get there? If you are noticing new snags on your garments that weren’t there before the wash, it’s time to look for a culprit.

  • Make sure all zippers are zipped shut to prevent the metal teeth from coming in contact with delicate garments.
  • The same concern goes for bra clasps. To prevent this you can invest in a lingerie bag or use a pillowcase.
  • Consider separating heavy fabrics from the delicate ones.

3. Dryer Delay

Dryer taking forever and holding up laundry day? First, make sure you aren’t overloading the dryer. If that isn’t the issue, your dryer might need some cleaning or maintenance attention.

Always remember to clean the dryer filter between each load. If you are still having issues, it might be time to clean the dryer hose. Most dryer hoses only need to be cleaned once or twice a year.

4. Crusty Towels

Fortunately, crusty or stale towels are easy to fix. Here is some advice from Scott. >> How To Make Your Old Towels Feel Brand New.

  1. Wash them in hot water with one cup of vinegar.
  2. Wash them again how you normally would with warm water and add one cup of baking soda.
  3. Dry like normal.

5. Static

Shocking isn’t it? (Get it? Thank you for reading this blog. We hope the title wasn’t misleading.) Clingy garments are the worst. The ultimate way to reduce static is to hang dry your garments. However, that isn’t always an option. You can also try separating fabric types or add a ball of aluminum foil to your dryer load.

It’s our job to make sure that your laundry is treated with care. Our team deals with laundry issues every day. If you are having similar issues or more, we are here to help.