Laundry Myths That You Need To Know
1: The more detergent I use, the better.
Using more detergent will not get your clothes cleaner. Detergent only has a certain amount of cleaning power, and if you put in too much, it will be left in your clothes and not rinsed away completely.
2: Only hot water really cleans clothes.
The only time you must use hot water is when there’s heavy body soil on garments that come in close contact with the body like underwear, diapers or sick-bed linens — anything that might contain bacteria.
For outer garments, use cool water to help prevent shrinkage and keep colors bright. Fabric finishes don’t wear out as quickly when washed in cool water.
3: It’s all about the bubbles.
Most people mistakenly think that lots of bubbles mean our clothes are getting cleaner. For many years, manufacturers added sudsing agents to detergent. But bubbles don’t magically lift stains away. With high-efficiency machines that don’t use much water, if you go overboard with detergent, the detergent will not all get rinsed out. So save the bubbles for the bathtub.