Saturday, September 10, 2011

3 Quick and Effective ways to wash for cleaner clothes

Finding it getting harder to get your clothes clean? Well, even if you believe that your clothes *appear* clean, I can assure you that there's stuff so tiny you can't spot with your eyes! (And when I say that, I don't mean dust) If you want to learn the 3 effective and easy tweaks to your method of washing clothes, then you're on the road to CLEANER and SAFER clothes. :D (i'll explain the safer bit later :P)

More doesn't always mean better (hint: could make it worse too)

Okay guys, it's time to get rid of this notion that spamming detergent is going to solve all your problems. It isn't. If your detergent isn't getting rid of stains, or if you think your clothes still stink after one cycle in the washing machine, maybe it's time to get a change of your brand of detergent. Concentration just isn't the issue! (most of the time) 

Look, if the label tells you to use XX amount, then that's the amount you use. Don't get crazy and pour detergent in because it's (probably) gonna destroy your clothes (make it dingy and stuff) as well as screw up your washing machine, not to mention the extra suds (which in turn leaves a residue that's gonna affect your next load as well). So, step 1: Be a good boy (or girl) and follow the instructions on the label!

Drying your clothes may not be a great idea

To tell you the truth, this is new for me too. Didn't really know this until I started to do some extra research before penning this article. (Hey, despite sounding quite informal and stuff, my info's reliable and I actually do my homework before writing my articles. There's no way I'm gonna trick my readers just to get my blog posts out. :D)

So here goes. I guess (if you've been reading any of my posts at all) all of you know that your detergent or whatever contains chemicals, some of which are allergens that can cause allergies and other bad stuff to happen, especially if you have sensitive skin. Well, this problem apparently gets much worse if you use a home dryer after cleaning it with detergent. I won't bore you with the details but the bottom line is, drying it releases more toxins that will damage your clothes. So, here's step 2: Don't use a home dryer, or at least use unscented detergent.

Use "cleaner" detergent!

In case you guys didn't know, I'm a strong advocate of hypoallergenic detergent. It's basically your normal detergent, just without most of the bad stuff that causes allergies in it. Sure, it may cost slightly more, but I'm telling you that the benefits outweigh the cost. (I'm not gonna say too much here, cos' I have entire articles dedicated to this on my site! Just use the links on my nav. bar!) Step 3: For heaven's sake, switch to hypoallergenic laundry detergent.

So far, I've basically outlined all the steps you need to take if you want a better cleaner clothes at the end of the day, all with some easy tweaks to your cleaning process. :D hope this has been helpful for you, and have a great day (or month, or year, or decade, or century) ahead! 

Signing off, 
Ken


Hey guys, I mentioned that I did a bit of research, remember? If you guys want to find out more, you can leave a comment to ask me for my references or just to ask me questions and stuff. Will be happy to help. OR you can visit these links:
http://www.jonbarron.org/natural-health/bl110906/toxins-laundry-detergent-dryer-sheets
http://simplystated.realsimple.com/2011/09/08/get-clothes-cleaner/





1 comments:

Molly Murkett said...

I never knew that putting your clothes in the dryer would release more toxins, but it makes sense! The only thing that's really great about the dryer is shrinking items that get stretched out :)

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