Classic washday fails
Collecting dirty washing from a laundry chute is a positive start, avoid failing at the next step by steering clear of these classic mistakes.
Wash clothing regularly and you become somewhat of an expert on the subject. If you have taken the sensible route, you'll already have streamlined this process by installing a laundry chute, and you might also have a few tips and tricks to share with other households too.
Steer clear of classic fails to avoid those washday blues, here we highlight classic laundry room errors, avoid them at all costs.
1. Failing to pre-treat stains in your laundry room
Notice something suspicious on your favourite t-shirt? Before you pop this item into the wash, pre-treat it first with a reputable stain removing agent. Left as it is there's a good chance the stain will still be there the moment you take the tee out of the wash, treat it first though, and your favourite garment should be blemish-free.
2. Packing too many items into the machine
Stuff more clothing into the washing machine and that should reduce the amount of loads you have to complete right? Whilst there's method in your madness, it's unwise to cram too many dirty items into a washing machine, they simply won't wash right, and you might have to clean them all over again. Allow plenty of room inside the drum for the clothes to spin and tumble around, otherwise this is false economy.
3. Choosing the wrong laundry setting
There's a dial on the front of your washing that allows you to select different types of settings depending on the items you intend to clean. Choose the best setting for the dirty laundry, the hottest cycle isn't always the best, this simply uses more energy and costs you more in the long run. Look at laundry labels if you are unsure and select the appropriate solution as per the washing instructions.
4. Running the dryer for too long
Where possible, try to dry clothing naturally outdoors to save energy and preserve that just-washed smell. If you use a dryer, do this for the bare minimum, and don't dry items for too long in the machine, this can sometimes create a problem due to shrinkage.
We can make washday easy for you at Laundry Chute Services, install one of our labour-saving options and it keeps things simple, just contact us today for further advice.