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1 A quick and easy tutorial! How to do LaundryA quick and easy tutorial!
2 5 Steps to Clean Clothes! Gather your materials Separate & evaluate your clothesWash your clothesDry your clothesFold your clothes
3 Step 1Gather MaterialsQuarters (if you don’t have a washing machine at your house)Each load will usually take between $0.75-$1.75 (per machine)Drying will take more quarters!DetergentTwo kinds…bottles (liquid) or boxes (powder)Really no difference between the two…liquid may be less messy but slightly more expensiveSTOP!!!Watch out for detergents that may cause an allergic reaction!!
4 Still Gathering… Bleach Used to make your WHITES brighter Use ONLY with WHITE colored clothing and linensThey now have “color-safe bleaching action” in some detergentsSo…which bleach is the best? Consumer Reports found thatTide with bleach alternative came in 1stFollowed by Cheer and then Arm & Hammer
5 Fabric Softener Eliminates static cling Makes clothes soft Two forms Liquid…added during the wash cycleSheet…added during the dry cyclePlease note that liquid fabric softener is DIFFERENT from liquid detergent…if you use this form of softener you must also use detergent!!!Examples…Bounce, Downy, Snuggles
6 Last thing to grab! Now you are ready to begin!!! Laundry Basket If you’re classy…buy a plastic heavy-duty basket or a nice drawstring bagIf you’re not…a pillowcase will work too!Now you are ready to begin!!!
7 Step 2 Separate and Evaluate Your Clothes Preparation is CRUCIAL!!! Evaluate your dirty clothes to see how many loads should be doneSeparate your clothes by color
8 Sorting Whites Lights Darks Delicates Basic t-shirts, white socks, sheets, pillowcases and other plain white clothing/linensLightsEverything from pastels to striped or patterned whitesA white item with enough color (logo/pattern) to make you think doesn’t fit with the whitesDarksDark socks, shirts, all jeans, dark pantsNewly dark clothing should be washed alone firstDelicatesWool garments, sweaters, satin, undergarmentsThese can be washed in a machine but hand-washing is usually better.
9 Why separate?Separating helps protect the color and durability of your garmentShould an accident occur the damage cannot be undone!What would happen if a red sock got mixed into white towels?Look at the care labels
10 What to evaluate? Pockets Zippers Ties (hoodies/drawstrings/etc) Are they empty?ZippersAre they up? (This prevents snagging)Ties (hoodies/drawstrings/etc)Should be tied to prevent losing them or getting them tangled
11 Step 3 Wash This is the easy part Pre-treat any visible stains Select your cycleAdd your detergent to the machine
12 Setting Your MachineSome require you to set the temperature (of the water) others ask you to set a cycleWHITES“hot” cycle…vigorous agitation, hot water rinseLIGHTS & DARKS“warm” or “permanent press”…mild agitation, extra cool water rinsecool water protects the colorsDELICATES“delicate” or “cold” cycle…extremely short and gentle agitation spin cycle
13 A last few tips… When in doubt…read the care label! A typical wash cycle takes minutes2 problems that ariseOverloading the machineFill the machine ½ to ¾ fullUsing too much detergentOnly use the full amount if you have a full load…use your judgment for the restsmaller loads = smaller amt. needed
14 Step 4 Drying your nice clean clothes Clean the lint filter Add fabric softener/dryer sheetsUnload clothes from washer…shake them a littleInspect stains…the heat in the dryer will bake it in!
15 More drying… Overloading…why is this a problem Most cycles last minutesJeans/towels take longerTake light cotton items out early to avoid wrinklesDry for too long=shrinking!!!Hang delicates to dryHelps them maintain shape
16 Step 5 Folding…the last task! Begin immediately…avoids wrinkling Don’t hang sweaters (they will lose shape and take the form of the hanger)Hang button down shirts