Doing laundry will become much easier thanks to these five clever hacks!
Before you toss everything into the washing machine and start washing, first sort your laundry. Sorting by colour will prevent your clothes from being damaged by unstable dyes in other bright or (usually) dark fabrics.
You can sort your laundry into the following four categories: lights, colours, darks, and very soiled. Always wash your jeans separately as as they usually give off colour and are very heavy when they are wet. However, don’t wash white jeans with blue jeans unless you want two blue jeans!
Keep in mind to wash the same type of fabric with each other. You can also place delicate items, like underwear, in mesh washing bags before putting them in your washing machine. When it comes to washing similar items together, you have to read their labels as well.
Read the labels
Not all clothes should be washed on the same machine programme; for example, delicate items should be washed on the ‘delicate cycle’. Pure wool, on the other hand, should always be washed on the gentlest, hand wash programme in cool water, as hot water will felt the garment. Cool temperatures are a safe option for all fabrics.
Each item of clothing will have a tag with either written instructions or symbols to indicate how the item should be washed. It will show, for instance, whether it needs to be a hot or cold wash, whether you can iron it or not, and much more.
Overloading the drum of your machine will give poor wash results and may even cause damage. Instead of saving time, because you’re doing only one load, you will actually be wasting time, energy and water having to wash the same load for a second time!
When placing your washing into the machine, don’t push an entire bundle in the drum. Load items loosely one by one, as this will ensure the items to move in the drum during the wash process. Always leave at least 10cms between the top of the load and the bottom of the rubber gasket.
Treat clothes well
Most common everyday stains will come out in the wash if they are treated quickly. One of the ways to pre-treat very soiled areas – like collar and cuff grime – is by using OMO Auto Liquid on the stain. Apply the OMO Auto Liquid directly onto the stain and work into the fabric before loading the garment into the washing machine. OMO Auto Liquid removes the toughest stains in a fast wash.
The recommended dosages on the OMO Auto Liquid label have been scientifically calculated for specific load weights. You may think that under-dosing is a way of saving money, but it will cost you more in the long-run.
OMO Auto Liquid is recommended by Bosch for best results in their machines.
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- Enjoy supremely quiet operation and excellent durability
- 10-year warranty on the EcoSilence Drive™
- Extremely energy-efficient and quiet in operation with an especially long life
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- Offers you high energy efficiency without compromising on the wash result
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