5 Most Common Laundry Problems: Solved!
Let’s look at the five most common laundry problems and how to solve them.
Doing laundry isn’t complicated. It’s also not as simple as throwing dirty laundry into the washing machine and leaving it at that. Often, when we pull clothes out of the washer or dryer, they don’t look – or smell – the way they should.
“Pilling” is those tiny bumps on fabric that makes almost new garments look tacky and old.
Pilling can happen when fabrics with short, weak, fuzzy fibers (towels, fleece, etc.) rub against fabrics with long, strong fibers (sheets and most synthetics).
For existing pills, run a hand-held, battery-powered razor along the surface of the bumpy material. Sharp blades will snip off those pills evenly. Be sure to lay the fabric on a firm surface so the razor can easily trim those annoying pills.
2. Colors Bleeding
Garments come with instructions on how to care for them for a good reason! Ignore at your own risk.
3. Poor Absorbency
Your bath or kitchen towels aren’t as absorbent as they used to be. There’s a common culprit.
Excessive use of liquid fabric softener. Fabric softener leaves behind a coating on every item. This coating works to repel water, so your towels simply can’t absorb water like they used to.
4. Smelly Wash
You know exactly what I mean – that musty odor that shouldn’t be coming from your freshly washed laundry.
Clean your washing machine regularly. Simply drop a washing cleaner tablet into an empty hot wash, Normal cycle, and let it do the work for you. Your washing machine will work more efficiently, and your clothes will come out cleaner.