Introduction: How to Wash Clothes

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Washer Machine


Laundry Detergent

Fabric Softener

Step 1: Organize Your Load

Organize your dirty clothes into three categories; light, dark, and white.

This is important so you can properly wash the clothes and make sure the colors will stay bright and clean.

You can add more categories based on the content of your load.

Step 2: Delicates

Determine what clothes are considered delicate, or are dry clean only.

This is important becasue some fabrics will not wash properly in the washer machine.

If you have baby clothes then it will need a separate detergent that is not so harsh on the skin

This is usually found in dress clothes that have a higher quality fabric.

Step 3: Washer Settings

Change the washer settings on the machine accordingly to each type of load

White clothes will be washed in Hot water

Dark clothes will be washed in warm water

light clothes will be washed in warm water

Certain materials like Denim should be washed in Cold water and flipped inside out to make sure it doesn't shrink or fade.

Step 4: Detergent

Add the correct amount of detergent and fabric softener to the load.

There is measurements inside of the lid of detergent

A cap full per load is instructed on the bottle.

Step 5: Dryer

Once the clothes in the washer has finished their cycle, safely remove them from the washer machine and place them into the dryer.

Then use the settings on the dryer accordingly based on the size, color, and fabric of the load.

Step 6: Hang Up Clothes

Once the clothes are fully dry, take them out and fold them into a laundry basket.

Its important to fold clothes right after they come out of the dryer to avoid wrinkles.

Then take the folded clothes and put them back into your closet/dresser.

Step 7: All Together