Knowing how to wash clothes in a washing machine is a thing known to all. But knowing how to do it properly without making your light clothes painted by the colour of the dark clothes, using proper amount of detergent and choosing the best wash cycle according to your clothes fabric is a little bit difficult task. But you can get it very easily, it only needs a little bit of practice.
Separating clothes for laundry
Since, your different clothes would be made of different fabric and different colours, so you need to separate them for better cleaning results.
Usually, the mistake we do is that we forget to separate our light clothes from dark clothes while putting it in washing machine which results in our light clothes get coloured with the colour that comes out from our dark clothes. Most of the dark coloured clothes lose their colour especially if we talk about the newly purchased ones.
Therefore, if you do not want your white shirt to become grey if you are cleaning it with black shirt, then separate it out and clean them separately.
Separating clothes by its fabric
We must always try to figure out the fabric of the clothes while washing. Some of the clothes like denim jeans require strong wash where as some of the cotton clothes require gentle wash. So, separate them out based on their fabric otherwise if you wash light clothes on a strong wash mode, it may get damaged.
The soft clothes such as women’s lingerie, bras and sheets must be washed separately as they need delicate wash. But, if you have an extra load then you can put all of these clothes in a regular wash.
Read the labels on the clothes before putting then in washing machine
Some of the clothes have the washing instruction on the label like only dry wash or wash with cold water only. Whereas some of the woollen clothes needs to be strong washed and even with a special liquid soap.
Therefore, must read the washing instruction on the clothes label and then put then in the washing machine. Try to put the clothes with zippers on and taking them inside out and then placing them in the washing machine. This can save your clothes from getting damaged by washing machine.
Choosing the Proper and right setting for washing
Almost every washing machine comes with a setting for water temperature. Since different clothes are made of different fabric and they can require different water temperature for wash so, choose the setting very carefully. You can use hot water for the clothes which are very dirty and smelly.
But use hot water for light clothes only.You must use cold water for dark coloured clothes especially the new ones which loses colour because if you use warm water then the clothes will lose more amount of dye. Most importantly, always use cold water for cotton clothes as cotton clothes shrinks in warm water.
Wrapping it up
Always see the load size. If your clothes fill the one third of the tub then set it as small, if its half then put the machine load size to medium and if it becomes two thirds the select the large one. Never stuff the tub full with clothes as water also needs some space for cleaning up your clothes.