Posted on March 13, 2017 Topic(s): Laundry
Your washers and dryers are meant to keep your clothes and linens clean, but oftentimes laundry appliances aren’t routinely cleaned themselves. To help keep them able to keep your clothes in tiptop shape, check out some of these creative laundry hacks and tips.
It’s no secret that some of your favourite laundry detergents can harbour toxic chemicals, irritants, and even dyes. These additives can cause damage to both your clothes and your home appliances over time. Search for a DIY detergent recipe online instead of using store bought laundry soap, and you’ll be well on your way to ensuring your clothing and your laundry machines last for a really long time.
If your towels have seen better days, try washing them with baking soda and vinegar. This winning laundry combination can remove odours, boost absorbency, and return your towels to their former glory. This dirt-fighting solution cleans the inside of your washing machine too.
Dryer sheets can add a fresh smell to your laundry, but they can also cause a few problems. Not only do they decrease the absorbency in your towels, but they add an unnecessary expense to your grocery bill as well. Opt for a reusable dryer ball instead.
These hacks will have you loving laundry day:
Don’t forget to adjust your temperature setting with each load. Both clothing and detergents wash better at different temperatures. To maximize efficiency and ensure your clothes are being cared for properly, make sure the temperature settings are set accordingly.
Washers and dryers require a little upkeep to keep them operating in peak condition. To make sure you get the most out of them, do a little maintenance monthly.
For a few tips on how to care for your laundry duo, check out our previous post: Washers and Dryers: Our Best Tips for a Spotless Pair.
If you’re ready to update your current laundry set, come and speak to the Kelowna, Vernon and Kamloops appliances experts at Geniers. We’re home to the Interior’s largest showroom and offer up 58 of the world’s best appliance brands.