Make Your Clothes Last with These Laundry Do’s and Don’ts
Nothing impresses like a fresh, cleanly laundered shirt, but nothing is harder on your clothing than putting it through the wash. But it doesn’t have to be that way—if you launder properly. Here are some do’s and don’ts to remember on laundry day.
DO wash clothes in cold water. Using cold water doesn’t have to mean clothes don’t get clean. Features like PowerFoam™, which you’ll find in many Samsung washing machines, dissolve detergent before the cycle begins. Cleaning agents penetrate fabric more thoroughly, removing stains without cooking clothes. And of course, using cold water helps reduce utility bills.
DO use the appropriate fabric setting. Delicate items will wear out more quickly if they’re wasted using a setting designed for towels. Samsung washers feature a variety of settings for both common and uncommon garments, including an Outdoor Care system for water-repellent clothes like Gore-Tex and a Wool Care mode that prevents shrinking and maintains the distinctive appearance and feel of wool garments. Samsung washers also let you save your most commonly used settings through the My Cycle mode.
DON’T use more detergent than necessary. Excess detergent doesn’t get clothes any cleaner and, in fact, it can cause problems. Soap can become trapped in the fabric, making items stiff and ultimately reducing their longevity. Over time, it can gum up the machine itself, encouraging mildew growth inside. Using more detergent than you need is literally pouring money down the drain.
DON’T dry laundry for longer than necessary. Excess drying shrinks clothing and damages the underlying fabric. The same goes for excess heat. So go easy on your clothing and linens. Many items can be dried effectively at a lower, safer and less costly heat setting.
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