Laundry tips in winter
Winter in Dubai is beautiful, but there are certain changes to be aware of when doing our laundry. In Dubai, outdoor line-drying isn't really an option, but don't worry, we've got you covered.
If you prefer to do your laundry at home, we're happy to share some of our favourite laundry tips, tactics, and hacks to make your life a little simpler this winter.
Vinegar, baking soda, lemon, salt, borax, and hot water are some of the materials you'll need for these techniques.
- Are you looking for a way to keep your woollens from fading? Consider salt to be your best pal! To avoid fading over time, add it and wash colours from the inside out. But, since road salt can harm leather, how can you keep your leather shoes in good condition? To remove the salt, simply prepare a one-to-one solution of water and vinegar and wipe it away. Although you may need to repeat the process multiple times to remove all of the salt.
- Instead of detergent, use vinegar and baking soda. Combine these two ingredients with half the amount of detergent and observe how the old towels are transformed into soft, fluffy towels. What else is there to say? To make your towels last longer and absorbent, skip the dryer sheets and fabric softener.
3.Do you have no time to iron your shirts? While you're taking a hot shower, hang them in your bathroom to help release wrinkles from your clothes.
- In those sweaty clothes, squeeze a large lemon! It will not only break down stored oils in clothes, but it will also leave a fresh clean aroma behind. Use hot water in the machine with vinegar and baking soda to sterilise and eliminate odor-causing germs, and clean your washer at least once a month.
- To maintain their original size, jeans should be washed and air dried inside out every 4-5 wears. If you've shrunk your shirts or sweaters by accident, soak them in a solution of hair conditioner and warm water until they return to their normal size. Rather of hanging sweaters to dry, lay them flat to keep their shape.
- Stains may be the most vexing problem, but we have some solutions. Armpit stains can be removed with lemon juice and baking soda, greasy or oily stains can be removed with chalk, grass stains can be removed with vinegar, ink stains can be removed with hairspray or hand sanitizer, and blood stains can be removed with salt or a saline solution.
- Remember to use Borax in every wash to keep your whites bright and your colours vibrant. Use lemon juice and sunlight to naturally keep whiteness, as it also improves them and smells good.
- Sort your laundry by colour (lights, whites, brights, darks), then by fabric (synthetics, cotton, linen, other natural fibres), and for days when your items are covered in dirt, soak them in warm water, detergent, and white vinegar, then rinse.
- Did you know that hanging your clothes by the cuff allows for better airflow and prevents wrinkles? So now you know. Other than that, you can use a fan to circulate air through your closet on occasion to keep your items from becoming dusty.
- The best way to sanitise any garment is to wash it in extremely hot water with bleach, but we understand that bleach isn't for everyone. Instead, try washing your clothing with 1 cup of white vinegar and 1 cup of lemon juice to enhance oxygen levels and air-drying them in the sun.