Some of the things to avoid when doing your laundry

The washing machine could easily be considered one of the most important appliances in any home. However, it is easy to become a bit thoughtless when we end up using it on such a routine basis. So in this article, we are going to list some things to avoid when doing your next load of laundry.

Use the right amount of fabric softener

There is no argument that fabric softener is great at improving the quality of our loads of laundry. However, if you use too much, you will end up finding the opposite result. By using too much fabric softener, your clothes will end up hardening and producing an unpleasant smell. We recommend making your own natural fabric softener by combining a few drops of white wine vinegar with essential oils. This method is easy on fabrics and still produces clean, fresh clothes.

Remember to leave the door open

laundry door open

Though it seems simple, a lot of people still close the washing machine door immediately after the cycle has ended. It is actually ideal to leave the door open for at least a few minutes after each load so that excess water can escape. This will help you avoid the accumulation of moisture in the machine which ends up being the cause of unpleasant odors.

Avoid using too much detergent

handful of foam

Just like with fabric softener, there is a proper amount of detergent that should be used. When there is too much detergent present, there is an excess amount of foam that forms, which makes drying a nightmare after the cycle is finished. Also remember not to overload the machine with dirty clothes, as this will decrease the life of the appliance.

Remember to regularly maintain your washing machine

The accumulation of dirt and limescale can lead to your washing machine functioning less efficiently. It can also even lead to a sudden breakdown. So always remember to check the cleanliness of the machine inside and out, and don’t forget that the filter also needs to occasionally be cleaned.

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