Greatest Laundry Myths Debunked

Compared to a few decades ago, washing laundry is quite an easy task today. We have special detergents and softeners, washing machines and tumble dryers… And yet, many of us still hate this domestic chore. That is probably because they continue to believe in many of the laundry myths that have been circulating around for years now. Well, no more because we are about to debunk them once and for all. We will change the way you view:

  • Ironing
  • Detergents
  • Stains
  • The centuries-old tradition of drying clothes by hanging them

The only way to get rid of the creases is with an iron

One of the most annoying stages of doing your laundry is ironing. Luckily, you can avoid it either by relying on professional ironing services in London or by using some lavender oil. The latter solution is quite budget-friendly. All you will need is to buy some lavender oil. Put one teaspoon of it in a litre of water. Pour it all into a spray bottle and apply some of it on your clothes shortly before you leave the house. In just a few minutes, they will be crease-free. Don’t believe us – try it out and you will see it for yourself!

The more detergent you use the better

It is false to assume that if you put more detergent in your washing machine, your clothes will get extra clean. The only thing that you will achieve is spoiling the fabrics of your clothes. Excessive use of detergents can even ruin the colours of your clothing over time.

The best way to dry clothes is by hanging them

That is true… but only if the alternative to that is to tumble-dry your clothes. Not all clothing items should be hanged. Knitted pieces, for example, can easily stretch when they are hanged to dry. The best way to dry such clothes is to simply lay them flat on some surface in your home.

Stained clothes need to be soaked overnight

We all know the unpleasant feeling of getting your favourite shirt stained. It is only natural to go the extra mile to ensure that we fully get that stain out and that mile often includes leaving clothes to soak in water and countless detergents for a night or even an entire day. However, there is no need for that because the mission of conquering a stain depends not on how long you soak it but how you soak them. In fact, there is rarely a need to soak them. Just prepare a paste from a detergent, soap or other cleaning products and apply it directly to the problem area. Leave it like that for about 5 minutes and then put it in the washing machine. Any stain can be defeated as long as you treat it immediately.

Adding fabric softener to your laundry is a must

Nope, it’s not. Your clothes will be just fine even without it. If you skip adding this product every now and then, you will not spoil the fluffiness and softness of your clothing items. In fact, you will do them a favour since not all fabrics can withstand the test of time when they are regularly treated with softeners.

About the author: Nathaniel Jamesson, a seasoned cleaning consultant, boasts over two decades of expertise in sustainable and efficient cleaning practices. Recognized for his innovative techniques, Nathaniel aids both commercial and residential spaces in achieving pristine environments, promoting health and elevating aesthetics.