Step 3: Enter your settings and begin the washing process
I'm doing a mixed load, so I have some pretty standard settings going. However, check the tags of your clothes in order to find the ideal settings for washing and drying them. I direct you to textileaffairs.com to check out their helpful guide to care symbols. It's worth giving the link a look, being as certain settings can shrink clothing made of cotton or other shrinkable material.
After you enter your settings, it's time to start your washing machine. Most machines have a knob to choose your washing mode. I set mine to a high setting and pulled on the knob to initiate the washing sequence.
Now all you have to do is wait. The amount of time the load takes depends on your settings and how efficient your washer is.