And the best detergent to use? I find Arm & Hammer Oxiclean liquid detergent. Here featured in the photo is the 1 liter bottle, which is about $5. I get the 4.25 liter bottle, and it only costs me $8. And it works as a great stain remover too!! I don’t have to worry about getting Shout, any Tide sticks, or whatever. So far it has gotten out ALL my stains. Food stains, dirt stains, even the rings around the collars of my shirts. Usually you will need a bucket of some kind, and place the garment in the bucket, & pour on some detergent directly onto the stain. Let it sit for a few days, (then soak it in water if you’d like) and then you can throw it in the wash with the rest of your clothes.
Best way to wash your clothes: Always wash them on a light cycle. This lessens the wear & tear on your garments. If you can, once you’re done, I put them on an extra rinse cycle, & this helps take out the detergent treated-stains.
Best way to preserve your clothes when you wash them: wash most of your clothes inside out, especially your sweaters. This will lessen pilling. Another way to lessen pilling, is to use fabric softener.
Best way to dry your clothes: To use a drying rack. I know that if you live in a city (like me, I live in NYC) it’s hard to hang dry your clothes, simply because of the lack of space. BUT if you can hang dry your clothes, you are saving yourself a lot of money. You save yourself money on the utility bill, and plus dryers do do a bit of wear & tear on your clothes. You know how to you have to empty out the lint tray every time after you dry them? It’s not because you have lint all over your clothes. It’s because the dryers pounds the lint out of them. Hang your clothes to dry. It saves you money & plus it’s the most environment friendly. The best drying rack?