Shrunken woollens and rainbow-dyed white sheets, suds all over the floor and broken bra wires… most of us learn the basic rules of laundry the hard way. But what of the things you think you’re doing right which are actually detrimental to clothes?
There are more sins happening in the laundry than you think. Are you guilty of any of these?
1. Too much detergent
Counter-intuitive though it may be, more soap does not equal cleaner clothes. Instead, it can make them grimier as soap residue fades colour and attracts more dirt. It can also lead to bacteria build-up in the machine and on clothes, especially in areas where excess soap holds dirt and doesn’t get washed away, like seams, pleats or collars.