Summer is in full effect and that means pool parties, campfires and potlocks. Summer can be a time where great memories are made and great times are had. However, chores, such as doing the laundry, still need to be done. The laundry experts at SoapBox Laundry want to make your summertime laundry as easy as possible, so here are a few expert tips to help you spend less time doing laundry and more time having fun in the sun!
Take Care of Towels ASAP
When returning from the pool, many of the towels and bathing suits will be drenched with chlorine. It is advised to get these items straight in the washing machine as chlorine can damage towels and bathing suits if left unwashed. Also, towels are made of a material that is more permeable to chemicals like chlorine—because of this, these items should be the first ones that you wash when you return home from your day out.
Keep Odors at Bay
We come into contact with many different odors during our summer outings and these odors may seep into our clothing. Campfire smoke, chlorine and sweat are all odors that get trapped within our clothing and sometimes washing detergent won’t do the trick alone. To prevent this, try adding an in-wash odor eliminator to guarantee that your clothes come out smelling fresh every time.
Don’t Let Stains Soil Your Summer
Stains are a troublesome problem to have, but the faster you treat them, the more successful you will be in removing them. Dabbing the stain with a little bit of water right after it happens is helpful until you make it to the clothes washer. If you run your stained piece of clothing through the washer and the stain still remains, do not dry it—this will allow the stain to set. If the stain is still there after the first wash, pretreat it again and wash again.
Say So Long to Wrinkles
Fold your clothing right out of the dryer to prevent excessive wrinkles from setting in after your clothes are done drying. It is sometimes easy to forget about the clothes being done in the dryer, but the faster they get folded, the less work you will have to do when it comes time to iron your clothing.
At Soap Box Laundry, we want to make sure that your informed on how to best deal with summer laundry. Correctly taking care of your laundry can sometimes be tricky and that is why we compiled these tips on how to deal with your clothing during the summer months. If you have any questions concerning our services or how we can help you, you can call us at (215) 551-1190 or contact us today!