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Guidelines to help you look your best! Nancy Bodman June 2007
We all like to look our best. At college At home
Your clothing needs to be clean and neat So you’ll need to do your laundry!
Mistakes could be disappointing And expensive.
Doing your wash is as easy as… 3. 2. 1.
As you learn the rules Remember You’ll do many of these steps at the same time. Laundry is not hard to do!
Ready Rule #1 READ THE LABEL Machine Wash? Water Temperature? Bleach? Drying? Ironing? What should you do?
Ready Rule #2 SORT CAREFULLY Sort by: Colors Fabrics Surface Texture Construction Degree of Soil
Ready Rule #3 PREPARE Mend holes before laundering. Empty pockets. Shake out loose dirt. Close zippers, hooks and eyes.
Ready Rule #4 CHECK FOR STAINS Pre-soak. Refer to a stain removal chart. Pre-treat stains.
Wash Rule #1 SELECT DETERGENT (Check container for amount to use) Granular detergents Liquid detergents High efficiency detergents
Wash Rule #2 DECIDE ABOUT BLEACH Non-Chlorine Bleach Chlorine Bleach (Always dilute!)
Wash Rule #3 CONSIDER FABRIC SOFTENER Dryer-Added Rinse-Added What does it do? Softens fabricSoftens fabric Reduces staticReduces static Reduces wrinklesReduces wrinkles Smells goodSmells good
Wash Rule #4 LOAD CAREFULLY ~Load loosely with dry, unfolded clothes. ~Make up the load with items of different sizes.
Wash Rule #5 CHOOSE THE WATER TEMPERATURE
Wash Rule #6 PICK A WASH CYCLE Regular, Cotton/Sturdy, and Whites Easy Care/Permanent Press Delicates and Handwashables
Drying Rule #1 PICK A METHOD MACHINE DRY - Regular cycle Easy Care/Permanent Press, Wrinkle Free Air Fluff AIR DRY – Hang your clothes on the line.
Drying Rule #2 FABRIC SOFTENER (Only if you didn’t use it in the washer!) Use one sheet per dryer load.
Drying Tips Dryer drying “no-iron” clothing helps minimize wrinkling. Remove items from the dryer as soon as the cycle is complete. One washer load = one dryer load! Do not overdry fabrics.
TO KEEP CLOTHING LOOKING GOOD… Fold it! Hang it up! Iron it!
PUT IT AWAY! And you’re not finished until you
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