More Fall Laundry Tips and Tricks

In our last post we began the discussion of some tips and tricks for doing our fall laundry. We will continue this conversation by offering more of these tips with you. Laundry is a time consuming and energy zapping chore that has to get done. We can all benefit from the easiest ways to accomplish this. Need laundry service in Raleigh NC? Stop by Laundry Epxress!

First lets consider our washing machines and dryers. How old is your current machines? If they are more than 8 to 10 years old they might not be as energy efficient as they could be. Today’s machines are designed in order to save as much energy as possible while still cleaning your clothing really well. When it comes to water temperature cold is best. The hotter the water temperature the more energy used. In fact, hot water will cause your machine to use 90 percent more energy than cold. Most detergents are formulated today to clean in cold water really well. Pollution is also decreased and the energy savings of newer machines can be a pleasant surprise.

With Fall comes a different variety of stains. Everything pumpkin is popular this time of year. Pumpkin stains can happen as those awesome jack-o-lanterns are carved into a beautiful masterpiece. When this happens you will want to scrape off all of the pumpkin on your clothes. Do a good soak with some mild detergent for at least 30 minutes or more. Launder as usual but make certain to check that the stain is gone before drying. Repeat the process if necessary.

Chocolate is another stain that requires more attention. With Halloween coming up and candy being involved we need to be prepared to look for this type of stain. A great trick is to use vinegar or lemon juice to help with breaking down this type of stain. After pre-treating the stain with either of these rinse well with cool water. You may launder as usual but check to be certain the stain has been removed before drying. A commercial enzyme type stain remover can be used if a stain remains. If needed you can consult a professional company for more help.

This is also the time of year for all things pumpkin spice. Lattes, cocoa, and other coffee flavoring can cause a big stain problem when spilled onto clothing. When a spill happens to you immediately blot as much of the liquid as possible from the fabric. As soon as you can apply a mixture of dish detergent, water, and vinegar to the item. Allow the item to soak this in and then rinse in warm water. If stain remains you may repeat the process before laundering. Do not dry the item until stain is removed completely.

We hope these tips and tricks will help you with this Fall’s more difficult stains. Always consult a professional for any stains that prove to be difficult to remove.

Laundry Express knows your time at home with family is valuable. Doing the laundry can be time consuming. We can help you with all things laundry. Come by and check out our state of the are laundry facility and laundry service in Raleigh NC here in the Triangle area. We can help you get caught up as quickly as possible and get you back to doing things that are much more fun! Call us today!




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