Presentation on theme: "Unit 2: Caring for Clothing"— Presentation transcript:
1 Unit 2: Caring for Clothing Family and Consumer Sciences I
2 Objectives1. Arrange in order laundry steps. 2. Use fabric care symbols. (Assignment Sheet 1) 3. Determine sorted laundry loads. (Assignment Sheet 2)
3 Objectives4. Determine stain removal treatments. (Assignment Sheet 3) 5. Match laundry products to their correct uses. 6. Identify methods of drying clothes. 7. Select tips that help in ironing and pressing clothing.
4 Key Termsspray sizingrestores original body to fabrics without leaving a stiff feelingspray starchstarch in spray form used for ironing clothingstarchused to give body to fabrics and keep them clean longer
5 Laundry StepsAlways check the label before you wash an item, to avoid damaging your clothes!Sort the clothes.Dry cleaningHand-washingMachine-washing
6 Laundry Steps Group clothes by: Color Fabric and fabric finish Soil type
7 Laundry Steps Prepare clothes for laundering Close zippers or hooks Empty pocketsTurn clothes inside outTie loose ties or attached belts
8 Laundry Steps Check for needed repairs Pretreat soiled areas Stains are easier to remove before they’re washedSelect a wash cycleChoose the amount of water and the type of wash you’re doing
9 Laundry Steps Select the appropriate water temperature Hot (140 degrees F)Sturdy whites; heavily soiled durable press; work & active sports clothes; diapers; sheets; towels; throw rugs
11 Laundry Steps Cold (80 degrees F) Delicate colors and fabrics; very lightly soiled table linens; washable silks and woolens
12 Doing the Laundry Select a detergent and other laundry aids NOTE: Add the detergent to the water before the clothes, unless there is a special compartment for the laundry aidsLoad clothes into the machineDo not overload the machineDry the clothesPress or iron, if needed
13 Laundry Products All-purpose/all-temperature detergent General laundry, normal soilAt-home dry-cleaning kitSaves money over commercial dry cleaningBleachWhitens, removes stains,disinfectsLiquid or powder
14 Laundry Products Color-safe bleach Delicate detergent Enzyme presoak Safe for colorsRemoves stainsDelicate detergentDelicate colors, synthetics, light soilPerfect for sweaters or gentle cycle washEnzyme presoakPresoak before washing for difficult stains
15 Laundry Products Fabric softener Pretreatment products Softens clothes Prevents static clingPretreatment productsLiquid, solid, or powderMay be needed for difficult stains
16 Laundry Products Soap For mild cleaning Usually made from animal fat Keeps clothes flame-retardant
17 Drying Clothes Flat drying Line drying Machine drying Flat surfaces prevent shrinking and loss of shapeRoll in a towel to absorb moisture firstLine dryingHang delicates insideOutdoor line drying is goodfor large itemsSaves moneyMachine drying
18 Ironing and Pressing Take clothes out of the dryer right away Read clothing labelsUse a damp press cloth or spray the itemGive the iron time to heat upMake sure you have plenty of waterUse item with lowest heat setting firstUse the tip of the iron to work in small areas.
19 Unit Review What are the 7 steps (in order) for sorting laundry? What are the three groups clothes should go into prior to laundering?List 5 things you should do to prepare clothes for laundering.What are the advantages of an at-home dry cleaning kit?
20 Unit Review Other than for whitening clothes, what is bleach used for? What laundry product is used to remove difficult stains before washing?Why might you want to use soap for mild cleaning?What are three methods of drying clothes?What are some tips for ironing and pressing?