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Fabrics and Colors Washing Machine Cycle Detergents and other Laundry Additives Dryer Cycle
Not all fabrics can be laundered Check the label in the clothing for more information Some fabrics can be washed, but not dried Some must be dry cleaned Sort the fabrics by type
Sort by similar colors Some dyes will transfer to other pieces of clothing
Should fabric or color take priority when sorting?
Cold ◦ More energy efficient ◦ Prevents color bleeding ◦ Prevents shrinking Warm and Hot ◦ More durable fabrics ◦ Lighter colors
Water level ◦ Small ◦ Medium ◦ Large Clothes may not get clean if water level is too low
Most machines have different cycles: ◦ Gentle ◦ Regular ◦ Heavy Choose the cycle based upon the fabric
In groups of three, discuss the problems that could arise from choosing the wrong water temperature, water level, or washer cycle.
Detergents are used for cleaning the laundry Some detergents are made for specific items Most detergents can be used for any types of clothing Use appropriate amount for the load size
Use caution with bleach Two types: ◦ Bleach for whites only ◦ Color-safe bleach
Fabric softener helps to avoid static Can be in liquid form or a dryer sheet Some people do not use this
What decisions do you need to make about detergents and laundry additives? What issues could arise if improper decisions are made?
Air Dry ◦ Can prevent shrinking ◦ Less energy is used Dryer ◦ Faster ◦ Can shrink some fabrics ◦ Clothes may feel softer
Low Medium High
Time Level of dryness
Air dry vs. dryer Provide benefits for your assigned option.
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