Laundry Basics

So, you’re living on your own now – no more mom or dad to help you cook and clean.

And if you’re lucky enough to have a washer/dryer in the comfort of your own student apartment, like at Level 27 apartments in Oxford, Ohio, you reap the benefit of not having to haul your ever-growing pile of clothes to the nearest Laundromat.

But whether you have your own washer/dryer or not, most students can agree that they may not know how to properly wash and dry your clothes themselves.

That’s where we come in. Follow these simple laundry basics when getting your clothes clean on your own:

Sort your laundry into three categories: Whites, Darks, and Colors.

Whites should be washed in hot water, colors in warm water, and darks in cold water.

Before you load and wash your laundry, check the tags on your clothes to make sure that no items require special treatment, such as dry clean only garments.

Be sure to pre-treat any stains necessary. Not sure how? We recommend taking a look at our Tips For Removing 10 Of The Worst Stains.

The higher the temperature you choose to dry your clothes in, the more susceptible your clothes are to shrinking, depending on their fabric type.

Most dryers have a setting for drying delicate clothing, but if you’re still worried about any shrinking occurring, line drying may be your best bet.

Have any more laundry tips for beginners? Let us know in the comments!

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