Learning how to do laundry is not difficult. Today’s fabrics, detergents, and machines take most of the mystery and mistakes out of the process. Follow these basic steps for washable clothes and you'll have clean laundry to wear and use tomorrow.
Check on the care symbols of the item that you will be washing. The symbols represent how you will wash and take care of your clothes or linens. This will help you determine if the item can be machine wash, hand wash or should be washed separately.
Sort the laundry by color. Separate the light-colored, dark-colored and the heavily soiled clothes for every load.
- LIGHT COLORED CLOTHES: Whites, pastels, light grays, and white background prints will go on the first pile of the load.
- DARK COLORED CLOTHES: Black, red, navy, brown, dark gray will go in the second pile of the load.
- HEAVILY SOILED CLOTHES: Jeans and Jackets will go in the last pile of the load.
Load the pile of clothes in the washer one at a time, to make sure the clothes can cycle properly in the washer. Do not full the washer with many clothes, it needs more space to move in the water to be able to wash properly.
Unload the pile of clothes in the washer and place them in the dryer.
Load the wet clothes on the dryer and set the correct temperature for the clothes to dry.
HAND AND FOLD
Once the clothes are done drying. Hang or fold the clothes as it comes out of the dryer to prevent it from wrinkles and iron the clothes that you must.