Even though you are skillful in hand wash certain items, yet it is obvious that it cannot match the washing to be done in a machine. This is so because machine washing provides powerful and most efficient cleaning. On the other hand, all cloth materials cannot endure hard machine wash. Although you are using a good quality washing machine, still you need to select the lightest mode equivalent to hand wash for delicate items.
Below, our experts will guide you on how to wash your clothes in a washing machine:
Sort Out Laundry
You need to sort out the laundry for pre-processing and before starting washing.
Carefully Place Clothing into Machine
Laundry items with various embroidery and ornamentation should be kept separate or you need to let them be protected from other clothing by washing in a Hand Wash/Wool mode.
Set the Wash Cycle
You should choose the water temperature and wash cycle after adding soap or detergent in the machine’s compartment.
Add Additional Detergents if Necessary
You can add additional detergents like a water softener or fabric conditioner if needed. After completing the above process, you can start the machine.
Let the Machine Run Constantly
Once the washing machine is turned ON, let it complete its wash cycle fully. Upon completion, remove the items instantly. This is so because keeping clothes in a machine for a long time can result in wrinkles or stuffiness. We always recommend keeping the machine door open for some time after use. It helps in eliminating smell and dampness.
What Type of Detergent should You Use?
It is always recommended to choose the soap or detergent based on the clothing you are loading in the machine.
Which Products You can use Along with Detergent?
Depending on the stuff and particular needs of your load, you can think of using scented vinegar to remove the smell. You can also consider using a fabric conditioner or a bleach alternative to remove the hard stain(s).
What to do if you Leave Wet Clothes in the Machine and they Start Smelling?
In such a case, you can rewash your clothes. But if you feel that your clothes are smelling stuffy, then you can use scented vinegar for this purpose. Keep in mind that putting the clothes only in a dryer won’t let them be free from odor.
Should You Use Net Washing Bags?
Even though you have bought the best washing machine in washer and dryer deals, we always suggest using the net washing bags when going to wash the following load of laundry into it:
Clothing with Hardware
If you are planning to wash clothes containing hardware such as buttons, ornamentation or zip, then you should interleave them in a net washing bag. This will prevent clothes from damaging other items in the wash cycle. It also helps to prevent the hardware from damaging the machine drum, scratching, or chipping while averting loud bumping sound.
Wool and Other Delicates
Every fully automatic washing machine has a delicate, hand wash or wool option so to conveniently wash delicate items. If this option isn’t available in your machine, no need to worry. Just put all such laundry like hosiery, woolen sweaters, scarves and undergarments in the net bag so they can be protected from tearing while washed well.
You can put smaller items like socks or undergarments in the wash bag during the wash cycle.
Denim Jeans and Sports Wear
Washing it in the net washing bag helps in less exposure to agitation which means that its color can be retained while preventing tearing. Likewise, washing sportswear in the net bag helps in keeping its elasticity whilst retaining its shape.
Which Items Shouldn’t be washed in a Machine?
When it comes to delicate or ornamented clothing, we always suggest opting for the hand wash as it is the safest and mildest way of washing them. Either it’s a bathing suit, scarves or whatever, we always recommend handwashing. You can also hand wash woolen shawls and sweaters, silk and embellished items. If there is anything which seems delicate, it is appropriate to handwash it.
While finding the good quality washing machine, make sure that you have full info as to which items shouldn’t be washed in a machine.
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