Cleaning laundry is indeed a difficult task during the rains because you never seem to find your clothes smell and feel fresh as they usually do during the dry seasons. With some small tips and tricks, you can keep the laundry fresh. Here is what you need to know:
Soaking dirty laundry for at least 30 minutes before washing helps in loosening up the sweat, tough stains, and any weird smell from them. Speeding up the washing process doesn't clean the clothes properly, leaving not just the stains on them but also odour. Add washing liquid or detergent (preferably with a good fragrance) to a machine filled with water and allow the clothes to soak for 30 minutes. Once done, wash as usual. Your laundry will not just be cleaner but also smell fresh.
Cleaning laundry is not an easy task during the rainy season because it is hard to dry the clothes. Both air and heat are significant to keep laundry fresh. A good dryer will remove water efficiently from clothes. You must invest in one, especially if monsoons in your region last long. Even if you don't have a dryer, you should spin your clothes an extra time in the machine. This helps in draining out the water efficiently.
Damp clothes will always have a bad odour to them. Therefore, the washed clothes must be dried properly before they can be tucked into the wardrobe. Once you have finished cleaning laundry, you must dry it out even if there is no sun. Hang the clothes on a rack and place it in a well-ventilated room, turn on the fan and if possible, place a heater near the clothes so the heat absorbs the moisture from the clothes. If the clothes are dried thoroughly, they will smell fresh.
The absence of sun during the rainy season can tempt you to leave the washed clothes inside the machine. Leaving your laundry in the machine for too long causes bacteria and mildew to develop on them, which, in turn, causes a foul smell in the washed clothes. Even if there is no sun, the washed clothes must be removed from the machine on time and aired out.
To keep your laundry fresh, you must clean and deodorize your washing machine at regular intervals. Continued usage of the machine causes dirt and grime to accumulate. Even moisture trapped inside the machine causes bacteria and mildew to develop. Together they tend to leave a weird odour on your clothes. After you have washed the clothes, leave the lid of the washing machine open for some air flow to dry any moisture within. You can use some baking soda in the washing machine and run it for normal wash (without clothes). This helps in soaking up any foul smell in the machine drum, leaving it clean and fresh. Using bleach along with water in the ratio of 1:4 and then running it on the wash cycle helps to get rid of mildew and bacteria in the machine. You must also wipe the inside of the machine to prevent the build-up of any residue.
Damp and moist clothes always cause the clothes to smell musty. Even after using a dryer, if you find the clothes damp, you can use a hair dryer to get rid of any dampness. You can also iron the clothes between two tea towels to dry them. During the rains, there is more moisture in the air; therefore, you must ensure that the clothes have dried completely before you can fold and store them. You must also use camphor balls, chalk pieces, or silicon pouches in the wardrobe as they help in absorbing excessive moisture.
Rains will no longer be a reason for you to wear musty-smelling clothes, for, at DhobiLite, we dry wash, dry clean, and iron clothes according to your requirement. We also provide a range of other laundry services; you can call us to learn more about the services offered.
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