9 Tips to Improve the Way You do Your Laundry ...

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Doing the wash isn't the most fun of chores to begin with, but did you know there are actually ways to improve the way you do your laundry?

It's important to take the best care of your clothes to help make them last longer, especially if you've spent a little more than you'd care to admit to on certain pieces!

By following a few simple steps, you can preserve your garments and make laundry day an even more worthwhile activity.

Check out these great tips to improve the way you do your laundry:

1. Prep Beforehand

One of the best ways to improve the way you do your laundry is to take the time to prep your garments before throwing them in the washer.

Make sure that you unbutton buttons, zip zippers, check all pockets, and unroll any sleeves, pants, or socks.

2. Pre-treat Stains

I know, I know, it may be tempting to just get everything in to the washing machine and hope that the soap will just take care of any stains, but pre-treating can be a real life-saver.

For greasy stains, try painting a line of shampoo over the stain before washing.

For blood stains, treat the area with hydrogen peroxide and rinse in cold water.

For other dirt and grime, soak the pieces in a tub of water overnight to help loosen problem stains.

3. Hand Wash Lingerie

Sure, this may be an extra step, but bras, underwear, and silk pieces are much better served being washed by hand than tossed in with the regular cycle, Hang-dry all pieces when you're done and know that you're really doing your most delicate pieces a favor.

4. Don't Stuff the Washer

We understand that it's tempting to fill the washing machine with as many clothes as possible to avoid having to do another load, especially if you pay to do your laundry at laundromats, but filling the washer to the brim is actually hindering the effectiveness of doing the wash.

Instead, fill the washing machine up to 3/4 of the way full so that there's more area for movement and distribution of soap/water.

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