Laundry Basics 2

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					Guidelines to help
  you look your
      best!
            Nancy Bodman
              June 2007
At college




      At home

We all like to look our best.
Your clothing needs to be
      clean and neat

  So you’ll need to do
     your laundry!
Mistakes could be
  disappointing




   And expensive.
Doing your wash is as easy as…


1.

     2.

           3.
As you learn the rules

     Remember

         You’ll do many of
         these steps at
         the same time.

 Laundry is not hard to do!
 Ready Rule #1
READ THE LABEL

  Machine Wash?
Water Temperature?
      Bleach?
      Drying?
     Ironing?


 What should you do?
     Ready Rule #2
    SORT CAREFULLY
Sort by:
 Colors
 Fabrics
 Surface Texture
 Construction
 Degree of Soil
       Ready Rule #3
         PREPARE


Empty pockets.

Shake out loose dirt.

Close zippers, hooks and eyes.

Mend holes before laundering.
    Ready Rule #4
  CHECK FOR STAINS


      Pre-treat stains.


         Pre-soak.


Refer to a stain removal chart.
        Wash Rule #1
     SELECT DETERGENT

Liquid detergents


                    Granular detergents

            High efficiency detergents

    (Check container for amount to use)
      Wash Rule #2
  DECIDE ABOUT BLEACH

Chlorine Bleach
          (Always dilute!)




           Non-Chlorine Bleach
               Wash Rule #3
 CONSIDER FABRIC SOFTENER

                    Dryer-Added
What does it do?
•Softens fabric
•Reduces static
•Reduces wrinkles
                     Rinse-Added
•Smells good
       Wash Rule #4
     LOAD CAREFULLY




~Load loosely with dry,
   unfolded clothes.
        ~Make up the load with
        items of different
   Wash Rule #5
CHOOSE THE WATER
  TEMPERATURE
   Wash Rule #6
PICK A WASH CYCLE


    Regular, Cotton/Sturdy,
     and Whites
    Easy Care/Permanent
     Press
    Delicates and
     Handwashables
        Drying Rule #1
       PICK A METHOD

              AIR DRY – Hang your
              clothes on the line.



MACHINE DRY -
• Regular cycle
• Easy Care/Permanent
  Press, Wrinkle Free
• Air Fluff
        Drying Rule #2
      FABRIC SOFTENER
(Only if you didn’t use it in the washer!)



   Use one sheet per dryer load.
        Drying Tips

Dryer drying “no-iron” clothing
 helps minimize wrinkling.
Remove items from the dryer as
soon as the cycle is complete.

One washer load = one dryer load!

Do not overdry fabrics.
   TO KEEP CLOTHING
    LOOKING GOOD…

              Fold it!
Hang it up!




                 Iron it!
  And you’re not
finished until you




PUT IT AWAY!

				
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