The red sock in the white wash that turns white blouses and white shirts pink is a cliché, but that doesn't stop it happening. Somehow that red sock - or some other colored piece of clothing - finds its way into the white basket and then on into the white wash. The color runs, and your whites are ruined, right?
Well, no actually. In fact, if you take immediate action you should be able to get your whites back to normal with a minimal amount of fuss. It has to be stressed again that the sooner you can get to work on fixing this problem the better. Absolutely do not tumble dry your errantly-colored clothing - ideally you shouldn't let them dry at all. You will see that there is a problem as soon as you take the wash out of the machine, so that is when you will need to take action. It will probably mean a bit more time at the laundromat, but at least your wardrobe will not end up full of oddly pink-colored clothes.
Whether you are old or young, clothing has a way of getting stained. Just look at how a toddler can stain his top even when he’s wearing a bib. And for some reason foods that cause the worst stains are the same foods that always seem to fall off your fork.
Below we have some top tips on how to remove the most common types of stains that you will encounter.
A Word About Fabrics First
Before looking at individual stains it is important to note that different fabrics should be treated in different ways. For example, cotton is a reasonably durable fabric that can handle a number of common stain removal techniques without getting damaged. Wool, on the other hand, is much more delicate so it needs special care and the use of specialist cleaning materials.
A good rule of thumb is to always check the care label of the item that you plan to clean before bringing it to the laundromat. This will ensure you have the right...
There is nothing more frustrating than spending time getting your laundry ready, making time in your schedule to go to the laundromat, washing your clothes, drying them, and then putting them away once you get home, only to discover that when you go to wear them they smell horrible. You just washed them!<\p>
Washing is an important part of looking after you clothes and ensuring they stay as good as possible, but washing on its own isn't enough to keep your clothes smelling fresh. Some simple tricks can help though, so follow our top tips.
Most Clothes Need Washed Regularly
Some clothes can be worn four or five times before they need washed. This includes jeans, trousers and jackets. Just about everything else should be washed after one wear if you want it to smell as fresh as possible. This includes blouses, t-shirts, underwear and swimwear.
Wash As Soon As Possible After Wearing
Going to the...
The water crisis has led everyone living and working in California to make changes as water preservation moves up the list of priorities. Everyone has a responsibility and a part to play in alleviating the problem including government, public organizations, businesses and individuals. At WashFoundry we take our responsibilities very seriously, but did you know you can actually save water by doing your washing with us?
When you use a laundromat instead of the washing machine in your home, you will use less water. Each individual wash uses less water in addition to other conservation benefits all of which add up over time. Making small, individual savings like using less water when washing your clothing can have a big impact on the overall drought situation.
You will also help the environment in other ways by using the laundromat. This is primarily because the machines you find in laundromats not only use less water but they also use less energy. The...
Getting outdoors to go hiking, backpacking or camping is exhilarating. You get to see new places and experience new things, as well as keeping fit in body and mind. When you get back from being outdoors you might feel tired, especially if you have been doing something strenuous like hiking, mountain biking or climbing, but you also feel refreshed, relaxed energized. Until you see the next mountain you have to scale, you have the mountain of clothes and equipment that needs to be washed.
It is amazing how your outdoors clothing and kit look and smell dirtier in the comfort of your own home than it did out on the trail. It is understandable, though, because it does have to put up with a lot - sweat, mud, dust, water, dirt, food stains, and more. Cleaning your gear properly is therefore essential, particularly given how expensive it often is to buy.
You have two main options available to you. The first is to wash your gear in the washing machine in your...
Keeping your clothes looking great involves washing them properly. Here are our top tips for washing your white, black and colored clothes.
White clothing changes color over time - with use, and through repeated washes. This applies as much to shirts and blouses as it does to gym wear or bed sheets.
Here are some tips that you should use when washing your whites to keep them as fresh and new looking as possible:
Getting your clothes really clean and benefitting from easy stain removal isn’t always an easy task, particularly if they are heavily soiled. However, the type of detergent and softener that you use to clean your clothing can have a major impact on the results, which is why you need to put some thought into the products that you use.
Many people find that they are able to get superior results when it comes to cleaning by using green detergents and softeners. These products, which are biological detergents and softeners, have been proven in tests to offer better performance than non-biological products in a range of different ways.
What are biological detergents and softeners?
Unlike their non-biological counterparts, biological detergents and softeners contain certain enzymes. These come from micro-organisms that are adapted for life in hot springs. While these green detergents and softeners work in the same way as...
Wouldn't it be great to never have to worry about the washing again? Instead you simply go to your wardrobe and pick out your perfectly washed and folded clothes so that you're ready to take on the day. Such a service does exist – it is called the Wash Foundry Wash & Fold service.
It is a premium service that goes further than simply washing your clothes: we make them ready for you to wear again by folding them professionally, and separating them in individual packaging. We do everything except put them away in your wardrobe!
Who Can Benefit?
The Wash & Fold service is ideal for a range of different people. You might have a busy job where you work long hours and find it hard to make the time to do the laundry properly. If you can relate to this you will know how frustrating it is to look at your clothes at 6.30am on a weekday morning and not be able to find anything clean and ready to wear.
You can also benefit from...