Washing is an activity that is part of our routine. And no matter how hard you try to postpone this moment – or leave it to someone else – you have no choice but to wash yourself.
At that moment the question arises: what is the best technique? The hand? In the machine? Dry? Let soak?
To help you with this task, we separate important information about how to wash your clothes. Check out!
1. By hand
Some clothes cannot be machine washed. Being too delicate, dropping ink, etc. In this case, hand washing is ideal.
To do this, you’ll need a tank with a lid, soap and water, a bucket in case you need to soak, and a washboard.
Wet clothes with tap water. Then rub the dirtiest areas with stone soap, such as the armpits and the cuffs of a shirt. Use the washboard to help you rub, but don’t overdo it if the fabric is more delicate.
Finally, rinse with the help of the bucket or the container filled with water. Turn the piece over and leave it in a bowl or bucket along with the other clothes that are being taken to dry.
2. In the machine
Separate the clothes that you want to wash. Be careful not to exceed the maximum weight of the machine. Put the parts in the washing machine. Add the powdered soap and whatever else you want to use in the washing machine in the indicated places on the washing machine.
Choose the ideal cycle for the type of clothes you are washing and plug the washing machine into the outlet.
3 tips for preparing the laundry
- Separate the clothes that you want to wash. It is interesting to separate by the color and type of fabric so that you don’t get the parts dirty and you can use a normal washing machine cycle.
- Check the symbols on the labels of the clothes. There you will find out if they can be wiped clean, if they can be machine washed, if they can be washed in the dry, if they are delicate, if they should be washed in hot or cold water etc.
- Choose the water temperature. When it’s in the machine, just select the “Cold Water” or “Hot Water” button. Whenever you wash your hand and need warm water, consider warming up some water and adding it to a bowl.
Washing cycles X types of clothes
If you want to use the washing machine, it is interesting to know which washes are the most common and what type of clothes are displayed:
1. Normal or normal
Ideal for washing white or light clothing.
2. Moderate or soft
Indicated for delicate clothing such as shirts, underwear and pieces of silk.
Ideal for clothes that are not that dirty. Can be used with any item of clothing except delicate items.
Contact clothing that is dirtier and needs a wash with hot and cold water. The cycle is usually longer in this case. It’s also interesting for the colorful clothing as it helps make the color more vivid.
After you’ve washed your laundry, it’s time to dry them. First of all, it is interesting to check on the label whether the parts can be exposed to direct sunlight or whether they should dry in the shade.
This type of drying is suitable for those who live indoors and have a space on the back to allow clothes to dry in the open air and exposed to the sun or shade.
Clothes that knead easily, like T-shirts, or more delicate clothes that can spoil – if hung with wooden pegs, they should be hung on hangers on the clothesline. This can even make it easier to pass the piece, especially in the case of shirts.
The internal or detachable clothesline can be used to dry clothes. You can dry them without the use of preachers or with them. It’s ideal for easy-to-iron items.
If you have a dryer at home, you can be sure that your clothes will dry faster. Before labeling, check the maximum temperature the parts can be exposed to and dry in a dryer.
The heavy-duty cycle is ideal for white garments that are matched to the colored garments, and for the sensitive parts that have also gone through gentle or gentle washing in the machine.
Washing clothes: 9 important recommendations
- Choose a washing machine based on your needs. Those who wash the fewest items of clothing can work with 8 kg, while those who have to wash larger quantities prefer 15 kg.
- If you’re doing the laundry by hand, it’s interesting to bet on a mild detergent or neutral soap. If you want to machine wash, bet on the soap powder.
- Follow the directions on the package about the correct amount of detergent or laundry detergent to be used in the washes.
- Only put fabric softener on clothing so that the product can be used. Also, use the space and amount specified by the machine specified by the manufacturer. One cap per wash is usually sufficient.
- Use protective clothing for the most delicate items that will be machine washed.
- Do not overload the washing machine. Always respect the maximum number of pounds allowed.
- Before you wash your clothes, check to see if you have left anything in your pants, trouser, shirt, and blouse pockets.
- New clothes or heavier tones may need to be washed separately the first few times as they can lose color. If you don’t want to wash your hand, you can wash it with other parts of the same color to avoid staining.
- Once you have finished washing, hang them on the clothesline or take them to the dryer. Wet clothes on the machine or in a bucket can make them smell damp and unpleasant.
We hope that these tips will help you wash your clothes, whether with the washing machine or by hand. The result is one we love: a bunch of cheesy, fluffy clothes that are ready to go again!