How to Do Your Own Laundry Without Help

Whether you are living alone, or with your family; there will be a day in your life when you will be asked to do your own laundry. Here are few simple steps which can guide you through the difficult process.


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    First things first, you need to watch out for your dirty clothes. Make piles. Remember: separate the white clothes from the coloured ones. If the two get mixed, you will not like how your white coloured clothes will end up being coloured. Moreover, clothes such as towels, velvets, etc; the ones which produce lint, should be separated from normal cloths.

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    Make sure that you close all zippers so that you don’t end up snagging them. The most important thing is that you empty all your pockets or you might end up losing something precious.

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    Read the product label and pre-treat the heavy stains on the laundry.

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    Use the measuring cap to pour the detergent according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

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    Now once the detergent is soapy, pour it inside the washer and add liquid fabric softener if you want.

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    Make sure you choose the correct water temperature; hot or cold.

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    Start the washer far before you add the clothes into the picture. This will help the detergent fully dissolve in water. The regular cycle is mostly used for the usual laundry. However, if you believe your clothes are delicate, then use the gentle cycle.

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    In case you want to add bleach into the solution, make sure you don’t add it before running the machine. Once the solution inside the machine is mixed, only then add a cup of bleach into the washer.

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    Once the mixture is full and you believe it is fully mixed, it’s time for you to add your clothes into the washer. The machine will do most of the work. This will take up to 45 minutes.

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    After you have fully washed your clothes and you are satisfied, it is time for you to add your clothes to the dryer. It is advised that you hang the delicate clothes and leave them to air dry. The other clothes must be added to the dryer.

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    You will notice that the dryer’s lint tray would have deposited a lot of lint. Remove it.

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    While drying your clothes make sure that you select the correct drying temperature. For delicate clothes you should use low temperature while a high temperature must be used for fabrics such as cotton.

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    Turn on the dryer and remove laundry once you are done.

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