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Laundry Secrets to Keep Your Clothes Looking Like New

When you buy quality clothes, you want to keep them in the best condition for as long as possible. But without the proper care, they can start to look old and tired really quickly. In this post, we’ll share with you our professional laundry secrets for keeping clothes looking new for longer, brought to you by your local laundry and dry cleaning specialists in Haywards Heath.

Use the Right Washer Settings

When you go to a dry cleaners, they’ll know exactly how to wash different types of clothing, whether they are brand new or vintage.

But are you using the right settings on your washing machine for clothes you wash at home?

Delicate fabrics need gentler settings to maintain the integrity of the garment, whereas thicker, more durable fabrics can take a harsher wash cycle.

Get to know the meanings of the different symbols on the labels of your clothes and follow the guidelines on the temperature, wash cycle, and detergent type.

Use the Right Detergent

A lot of laundry detergents these days are incredibly strong and get misused. You need to make sure you’re using the right kind of detergent for your clothes and the right amount.

If you use too much, it can leave a residue on your clothes that breaks them down much quicker over time.

Likewise, if you’re using a strong detergent on delicate items, they are going to fade and wear much faster.

Usually, liquid detergent is gentler than powder, so a better option in general. Plant-based detergents are eco-friendly, gentle, and usually good for sensitivity, so could be a good option to consider.

Turn Clothes Inside Out Before Washing

Turning your clothes inside out before washing will protect them during the spin cycle. Turning garments inside out gives added protection to the side of your clothes everyone sees.

This is especially important if you have buttons or embellishments which can easily get caught inside a washing machine.

Use Cold Water to Wash

Using a hot wash every time you wash your clothes will wear them out very quickly. Usually, a hot wash is only needed for visibly soiled and stained clothes. Otherwise, a cold wash is good enough to get them clean and the fabric will remain intact with no reduction in the strength of the textile.

Air dry your clothes

Tumble dryers are convenient, especially when the weather is bad here in Haywards Heath. But the hot air in the machine will cause unnecessary damage to your clothes. When you empty the lint drawer, that isn’t just dust, it’s threads and textile that got stripped away from your clothing.

Whenever possible, air-dry your clothes on a laundry line outside or on a clothes hanger in a well-ventilated area of your home. This will make your clothes last much longer and save you money on electricity bills.

Want a Professional Laundrette in Haywards Heath?

If laundry is taking up too much of your time or you’re not quite sure how to best wash your clothes, we can help. We are a specialist laundry and dry cleaning company in Haywards Heath and will get your clothes fresh and clean quickly without compromising the integrity of your items. Call us today to get a free quote: 01444 416 644


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