Learning how to do laundry is one of those important life lessons that most moms are happy to share with their children, especially when it means that they can add that to their list of chores. Here’s something a child might not like to hear: just because their mom had a certain way of doing things doesn’t mean there isn’t a better, more efficient way or doing the laundry.
The most important laundry lesson is to embrace sorting. Usually this meant taking the heaping pile of clothes from the hamper and spending time picking through them before loading up the machine. Now you can find a hamper with separate buckets: One for whites and the other for colors. You can even get a hamper with three buckets to use for keeping your dry cleaning in a different pile. This sorting will make laundry day a lot less of a hassle.
If you’re doing all of your laundry one cycle after another then you want to do the whites last especially if you’re using bleach. It should all be gone in one cycle but it’s best to play it safe. When using bleach, even on whites, try to pour it into the water and not onto the clothes and always use hot water. Colors should be washed in cold water. It’s better to get your water running, pour in the detergent, let it mix up and then add the clothes. That way your soap gets to dissolve and do its thing.
To avoid the never-ending battle of the loss sock you can buy sock clips. Yes, that’s a thing. Clip the socks together and wash/dry them that way. A small mesh bag is good for underwear and other delicates that don’t need to mix it up with the bigger articles of clothing.
Above everything else, the most efficient way to do a good laundry cycle is to make sure your washing machine and dryer are working properly. You cannot underestimate the value of having a high-tech washer / dryer – especially if the one you have has already had years of use. Your old machine is bound to accumulate quite a bit of wear and tear, which makes its effectiveness for cleaning your laundry that much less efficient. Newer models have a variety of features and functions that will make your life easier and your clothes cleaner!
If it is about time to swap out the old machine for a new model then you’ll want to give Junk King of Columbus a call. Getting rid of your own washing machine or dryer can be quite a task – not to mention figuring the right place to responsibly dispose of large appliances like these. Junk King is the Columbus, Ohio based pro when it comes to removing over-sized items from your home. All you need to do is set up a removal appointment and Junk King will handle the rest. They’ll set you up with an experienced, insured and professional hauling crew and truck to take care of the job. Chances are you didn’t bring your washer and dryer into your home and you shouldn’t worry about taking them out. Let Junk King Columbus do the heavy lifting!