Presentation on theme: "Laundry 101 and Clothing Care. The 4 Steps of Laundry Step 1- Sort out the laundry Sort into colors Darks, Whites, Pastels Sort by type Towels."— Presentation transcript:
The 4 Steps of Laundry Step 1- Sort out the laundry Sort into colors Darks, Whites, Pastels Sort by type Towels should go together because of the pills Denim Clothing care labels- ex. Hand-washing or dry cleaning Degree of Soiling Don’t put nice clothes with dirty work clothes
The 4 Steps of Laundry Step 2- Pre-treat fabrics o To avoid damages in the wash do these things before you start the wash. – Emptying pockets – Shaking out loose dirt from cuffs – Zipping zippers, buttoning buttons, hooking hooks, etc. – Tying sashes and strings loosely – Remove any trims that cannot be washed
The 4 Steps of Laundry Step 2 Continued o Pre-treat any stains- most of the time you can just spray with a pre-treater but here are some other tricks. o For gum issues- o For ink problems- o Deodorant Stains- o Vinegar Smells- o Blood Stains- o Everyday typical stains like ketchup- Ice cubes Hair spray Vinegar Baking Soda Saliva (Spit) Laundry Detergent
The 4 Steps of Laundry Step 3- Washing the Clothes Use the right amount of detergent. Don’t overload the washer. Set the temperature and appropriate cycle. If using bleach, use the proper kind and the proper amount at the right time. Add the bleach to water, don’t pour it on clothes. If using fabric softener, add it toward the end of the wash cycle. Adding it too early will prevent cleaning and softening.
The 4 Steps of Laundry Step 4- Drying and Ironing Before you put clothes in the dryer, check to make sure stains have come out- heat will make them permanent. Clean out the lint filter. Don’t overload the dryer. Set the correct heat and time. Remove clothes promptly from the dryer and if they are forgotten simply place a damp towel in and dry for a few minutes again to get out the wrinkles.
The 4 Steps of Laundry Step 4 continued It is hard to iron really dry clothes so use a little mist to help even out the wrinkles. Read the clothing care labels carefully because not all fabrics are able to be ironed. Especially those with glitter (aka- plastic) Always start with the lowest setting and then work your way up. Hang shirts up immediately after ironing to keep them from wrinkling. If an iron ever gets gummed up clean it before it destroys other fabrics.
Fabrics to Sew With Plain Weaves Does not stretch Satin weaves are soft but if you make a mistake it shows!!! Plain weaves are easiest to work with and cotton Knit Fabric Stretches Great for wearing- this consists of your t-shirts Hard to sew with because it stretches and rolls