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How to Do Laundry During the Coronavirus Pandemic

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How to Do During the Corona Virus Pandemic

The infamous coronavirus has left us all feeling a bit more careful and wanting to take a bit more care in many of our everyday activities, including caution in how to do laundry.

You may be asking questions such as: “What are the best practices for staying safe while handling my dirty clothing?”, “Can I wash clothing that has been contaminated with clothing that hasn’t been contaminated?”, or “Do I need to use a certain kind of detergent to combat the virus?”

Check out our top tips on how to do laundry during the coronavirus pandemic.

Stay Protected While Handling Contaminated Items

Experts are saying that COVID-19 is most commonly spread through droplets that are dispersed when an infected person coughs or sneezes. Stay safe while handling potentially contaminated laundry by using gloves, and then washing your hands for at least 20 seconds with warm, soapy water when you’re finished. It is also important to note that you can wash contaminated clothing with non-contaminated clothing, so there is no need to divide them into separate loads.​

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Have the Right Supplies

The CDC currently feels that warmth and heat are beneficial for preventing the spread of the coronavirus. When doing your laundry, use warm or hot water to get the job done. It has not been proven yet that bleach can kill the virus, however, some speculate that it can help in the cleaning process. Use bleach in your loads of whites and light colors, or snag some detergent that has color-safe bleach included. There is no specific type or brand of detergent you should use, so whatever you have on hand will work perfectly.​

Keep Your Tools and Materials Clean

I’m sure you’re disinfecting every surface and item in your home, so don’t neglect your washer and dryer. Be sure to disinfect your bottles of detergent, fabric softener, and other laundry products you’re frequently touching. Keep the inside of your washer clean and free of any odor-causing residue with OdorCrush washing machine cleaner tablets. These are extremely helpful in preventing any potential laundry problems related to mold and mildew and helps to keep your laundry machine and clothing smelling clean and fresh. ​

We Can Do It

These are uncertain times, but we know that there is a certain comfort that comes with doing our due diligence to stay safe. Taking these precautions while doing your laundry will not only help your efforts to stay safe, but will also give you peace of mind. So grab your gloves, laundry detergent and cleaning products and get going - we’ve got this!​