5 Time-Saving Laundry Tips

(Family Features) Between sorting, washing, pouring, transferring, drying and folding, laundry can often feel like a daunting chore.

While you can’t skip laundry completely, you can stop those baskets from overflowing with these time-saving tips from the laundry experts at Whirlpool.

Sort clothes ahead of time. One way to make laundry more manageable is to sort as you go. Instead of tossing dirty clothes into a hamper, distribute items into separate bins. While the exact division depends on your wardrobe, you’ll want to separate dark and light colors, as well as clothing that needs special care.

Pretreat stains. Once a stained garment makes its way through the dryer, chances are the stain is set for life. Protect your clothes by pretreating stains as soon as possible to help keep even the toughest stains from setting in. If you’re unsure of how to treat a particular stain, such as spaghetti sauce or grass, Whirlpool offers a Stain Guide within its laundry app that provides helpful, step-by-step instructions*.

Keep your space organized. Just like it’s hard to cook in a messy kitchen or work at a cluttered desk, you’re less likely to be productive in a sloppy laundry room. Clean and organize your laundry area periodically so you have easy access to the supplies you need and a clean surface for folding fresh laundry or switching loads.

Take advantage of technology. New smart home technology is making laundry faster and easier, such as Whirlpool’s Smart Front Load Laundry Pair with the Load & Go™ dispenser. This innovative feature allows you to skip a step in your laundry routine by eliminating the need to measure out and add detergent every time you start a load for up to 40 loads**.

Whether you are on the run or across the room, you can control your washer and dryer using an app on your smartphone or a compatible voice-enabled device for hands-free assistance. You can track how much time is left on your load while cooking dinner, assign washing settings while enjoying family movie night or begin a cycle when running errands. Touch-screen technology also guides you to the correct washer or dryer presets, or you can pre-program cycles of your own to tackle specific care settings for items like baby clothing or bulky comforters.

Finish with ease. For some, it’s not the washing that makes laundry a drag, it’s the folding. Hitting the tumble button to shake out wrinkles is one solution, but there are alternatives. Use your dryer’s end-of-cycle buzzer as an easy way to keep track of when a load needs your attention or make folding a fun game with your family.

Find more information at whirlpool.com.


*Wi-Fi and app required. Features subject to change. Appliance must be set to Remote Enable for remote control capabilities. Details and privacy info at whirlpool.com/connect.

**Model WFW9620H. Based on an 8-pound load of laundry. The Load & Go™ dispenser capacity varies by model.

(3) comments

Luke Penn

Laundry facilities are available in each on-campus residential facility, as well as University managed "off campus" apartment complexes and houses. The University rents the machines from a Spokane company which is responsible for commercial laundry parts and maintenance. The cost of providing laundry facilities and the utilities that service them is included in the semester room charge, thereby eliminating the necessity for a coin-operated system. Students must provide their own laundry detergent and other supplies. In some halls, laundry time is allocated according to a laundry schedule, coordinated by the Residence Hall Staff member.

faccevreau

Normally you would want to use permanent press cycle with mixed fabric garments made of synthetic and natural fibers like polyester/ cotton. In clothes washers ,the permanent press cycle uses warm water, then gradually cools down wash water and uses a slower spin cycle, all controlled by a dry cleaners computer. Permanent press cycle for the dryer uses a lower temperature than the normal dry cycle, a slightly slower drum speed, and it always uses cool down care. Some dryers have a wrinkle guard option. It actually works. And it is mainly for permanent press garments as well.

miniurs

A few guidelines for laundry are: Only wash a few denim items at a time; denim takes up a lot of room and can overload a washing machine. Shirts may develop holes when washed with heavier items, you also may need a commercial cleaning company san antonio. Make sure not to add too much detergent or bleach. Do the laundry once a week, so that you don't have a huge load of laundry, and you should be ok.

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