We are aware that heat eliminates bacteria and improves cleaning, but we should also keep in mind that heat can harm clothing. So how do you decide whether to wash your laundry in hot or cold water? Here are five simple solutions to solve the problem.
1 – VERIFY THE WASH TAG
Check the labels if you are unclear of how to wash your clothes—it might be scary. We also provide you with the option to print out and pin this useful advice to your washer or dryer.
2. FIGURE OUT THE MATERIAL
You must ascertain whether your outfit can withstand the heat because hot water shrinks while simultaneously cleaning. You may want to select a warm wash rather than a hot wash because heat can harm your thin or stretchy clothing.
3 – CONSIDER YOUR FINAL OBJECTIVE.
Read the labels on the blankets your child just puked on if you want to disinfect them. If it specifies cold water only, you might require something like Lysol Laundry Sanitizer. However, cold water might be the best option if all you want to do is refresh gently used items.
Additionally, we advise reading the care instructions before purchasing anything, including stuffed animals, clothing, and linens. If you can’t clean it, don’t buy it. For instance, you might want to avoid buying something if the labeling reads “dry clean only” when you never use a dry cleaner.
4 – THINK ABOUT EXPENSE
Choose the cold water wash if you are using a laundromat because it will be less expensive and all of your laundry will be cleaned in cold water. However, keep in mind that hot water is the best cleaner—even professionals agree on this. Use items made specifically for cold water washing if you decide to do so; otherwise, your load of laundry may be ruined.
5 – SELECT THE OPTION THAT SUITS YOU
For all of my washing, with the exception of the dishcloths, I often choose warm water. I just like warm water better than cold since it gets rid of difficult dirt easier while being kinder to delicate items. For me, it resembles a happy middle. Therefore, choose a middle option if your laundry can withstand both hot and cold temperatures and you want to save time.
Although doing all of your laundry in one load is becoming more and more convenient, for the best wash possible, we always advise you to follow the instructions on the detergent’s label and the tag. Contact us if you have any questions.