We all have budgets to stick to (as closely as possible), and that includes money spent on buying clothes and washing clothes. What we don’t all know is that some of the things we are doing may be working to kill our budgets on both ends!
Check some things that many of us are doing wrong – these are tips that can help save your clothes – which is what method detergent aims to do. In fact, they have partnered with ASOS to create easy-to-clean, functional fashion pieces.
These tips can help you keep your clothes looking amazing!
Read and Respect the Label
Those irritating pieces of fabric that are stitched into your clothes serve more purpose than just making you itch! I know, it surprised me too. It turns out there are very important pieces of information scribbled on the tags, and that information can help you avoid disaster. In short, if it says ‘Dry Clean Only’, then, please, take it out of the washer and put it in the car. Go to the cleaners! Your garments will last longer, look fresher, and you get those cool wire hangers that you can’t get anywhere else.
If It’s Decorated, Turn it Inside Out!
We have 2 girls and one of them is decorated to the proposition that all clothes should be adorned with sparkly things – glitter, sequins, layers of fluttering fabrics, or any other embellishments that can catch the eye. So, when its laundry time, what’s a mom to do? You can save the integrity of the decorations by turning garments inside out prior to washing.
Flipping the clothes inside out lets them go safely through the washer without snagging the decorations on the machine or other articles while laundering.
You Bought the Machines, Use Them Right.
When you picked your washing machine and dryer out, you selected them based on more than just the color. You were likely very interested in all of the features and benefits the machines contained. Your machines almost certainly contain alternatives for temperature settings, fabric types, and timers – use them!
Select water and dryer temps to complement the fabric you are washing. If you are concerned about the possibility of the fabric shrinking, use cold water. Want to kill germs, check out the advantages of washing in hot water. See #1 – your labels will let you know what temps the manufacturer recommends.
Don’t Skimp on the Detergent
I am using method 4x detergent on our family’s laundry because it works great in cold water and gets the clothes clean without dulling the colors. Plus, its hypoallergenic and can be used to pre-treat stains that you know your family will bring in the door. Select your favorite scent from among some distinctive choices (ginger & mango, spring garden, beach sage, and fresh clover, or even scent free.
You save $3 on your bottle of method 4x when you enter code: THREEFORME and order here. Plus, it only requires a little bit of detergent (each bottle washes 66 loads!). Look how small the cup is!
Be Delicate with your Delicates
When it comes time to wash your delicate items, try using a lingerie bag designed especially for the purpose. Putting pantyhose, bras, etc. in a lingerie bag to protect them from other items in the washer lessens the chances of fabric tears or snags. Once you get them out of the washing machine, make sure you hang them up to dry so you don’t ruin your garments.
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.