Get laundry help with our laundry tips
Confused about how to wash laundry? Tired of your whites coming out pink, your colors fading, black garments losing its shine and your favorite sweaters shrinking in the wash? Doing laundry shouldn’t give you a headache. That’s why we’ve put together a comprehensive laundry guide to help you wash your clothes with ease, so you can get back to what matters most.
Whether you’re a laundry novice or someone trying to put an end to bad laundry habits, our laundry washing guide will help you care for your laundry properly. In the end, knowing how to do your laundry will help your clothes last longer, and will ensure they come out looking and feeling fresh and clean after every wash.
With our general laundry tips and tricks, you’ll be doing your laundry like a pro in no time!
1. Always read the care instructions label
This step is one that many people skip. But it’s also one of the most important aspects of how to do your laundry correctly. The little care label on the inside of most clothing tells you how to wash the garment: which wash cycle to choose, which temperature to wash it at, how to dry it, and if you can use bleach on it. It really tells you all you need to know about caring for your garment, so until you’ve memorized how a garment should be washed, always have a quick look at the tag. If you’re confused by the laundry symbols
2. Sort your laundry
This is another crucial, yet commonly overlooked laundry tip. The care instructions will provide a hint as to which clothes can be washed together, but you will also need to sort your laundry by color and by type. Separate your laundry into whites, lights, and darks. Don’t wash delicate items with heavier items like towels or jeans, as this can place unnecessary stress on the fibers. If you are having problems with sorting or pre-treating your laundry or you just want to know more tips and tricks, don’t worry we got you covered. Just check out the pre-treatment and sorting guide that we made just for you!
3. Don’t be scared to wash things by hand
If the garment care label says to wash the garment by hand, don’t worry! Simply fill a clean sink with cold water (if you have many items to wash by hand, fill your tub or a larger bucket). Add about a teaspoon of liquid detergent to the sink and swirl it around to distribute it. Add the garment so that it’s completely submerged and let it soak for about five minutes. Then gently swirl the garment around. Remove the garment from the sink, let the soapy water drain, and fill it up again with clean cold water. Place the garment in the sink again to rinse it and repeat with fresh water until there are no more suds.
4. Don’t be scared to pre-treat stains
In order to get stubborn stains out, they will need to be pre-treated. Usually, this simply means flushing the stain and then gently working in some stain-fighting detergent such as our DeepClean range (برسيل يونيفرسال جل ) and Persil Premium (برسيل بريميوم جل) before washing the garment. It’s also important to catch stains soon after they occur. The longer the stain sits, the deeper it can set into the fibers.
5. Use the right amount of detergent
Always dose your detergent correctly, following the package instructions. Using too much detergent doesn’t necessarily mean your clothes will come out cleaner. Usually, this just ends up leaving some detergent in your garments and causing residue to build up in your washing machine.
6. Don’t overload the washing machine
While it is a good idea to do full loads of laundry, there should still be enough room in the drum so that the clothes can move around. Overfilling the machine may also leave your clothes smelling musty. A good rule of thumb when loading the washing machine is to leave one palm-width’s worth of space in the machine.
7. Choose the correct temperature and when in doubt, wash cold
You’ll know which temperature to wash a garment at by looking at the care label. Usually, darks should be washed cold to prevent them from bleeding in the wash. Whites can be washed warm, but most modern washers will get them clean with cold water as well. Towels, on the other hand, should be washed in warm or hot water.
8. Remove your laundry from the washing machine promptly
Letting your wet clothes sit in your washing machine drum for too long will make them smell musty and can encourage the growth of bacteria. Make sure you take them out of the washer promptly and follow the instructions on the care label for drying.
9. Dry according to care instructions and when in doubt, air dry
Like the water temperature and wash cycle, the best way to dry your garment will be stated on the care label. Many clothes can be dried in the tumble dryer, usually on low heat. Some will need to be air dried in a well-ventilated room or outside on the line. Your most delicate items will likely need to be reshaped and dried flat. When in doubt, air dry the item.