The Truth About Laundry: 5 Common Myths, Busted

The Truth About Laundry: 5 Common Myths, Busted

When it comes to doing the laundry, being able to tell fact from fiction can save you time and money.


Myth 1: Use More Detergent for Better Results

Truth:
Contrary to popular belief, using a double dose of detergent for really dirty clothes does not get your garments cleaner. The solution? Read the instructions on the product and pour the amount you need, but not more – even if you are tempted. If the suggested amount doesn’t remove the stains, then using more detergent won’t, either.

Take measuring out of your laundry day routine with Tide PODS premeasured pacs. Use one pac for medium-size loads, two pacs for large loads and three pacs for extra-large loads.



Myth 2: Cold Water Isn’t as Effective as Hot Water

Truth:
Many people waste gallons of hot water because they believe that cold water won’t get their clothes clean. That may have been true years ago, but not today – especially when some fabrics, colors and greasy stains must be washed cold. Rest easy – and use less energy – by washing with Tide Plus Coldwater Clean Detergent, which is formulated for cold-water conditions.

Myth 3: Dye Magnets Can Take the Place of Sorting
 Loads
Truth:
Don’t risk ruining your clothes! Instead, make sure you separate whites and lights, colors, and darks. Use a basket with several compartments to save you time.

Myth 4: Detergent Alone Can Remove Most Stains
Truth:
For treating especially tough stains like grease, use the mantra “the sooner, the better.” When you’re out and about, remove the stain with Tide to Go instant stain remover. If you’re at home, wash the garment as soon as possible.

Myth 5: Using More Softener Won’t Make the Scent Last Longer
Truth: Just as you should use the recommended amount of detergent to clean your clothes, you should also follow the instructions on a quality softener like Downy Ultra liquid fabric conditioner or Bounce dryer sheets. And for an irresistibly long-lasting scent, try Unstopables wash scent booster.

What truths have you learned about doing the laundry? Share you wisdom in the comments section!

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