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Who does not have much familiarity with the house cleaning routine may have a hard time washing and drying clothes. How to know what colors and fabrics must be washed separately? THE pre-wash is or is not necessary? What part will the machine and what should be Hand washed? The home organizer Ingrid Lisboa answers these and other questions about laundry.

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- Separating the pieces

According to Ingrid, the clothes have to be separated in three ways: by fabric, colors and by level of dirt. Start separating the delicate parts because they must be washed by hand. Overall, underwear, wool and silk can not go to the machine as well as embroidery and lace. The ideal is to always check the label. Next, separate the clothes to be washed in the machine into three categories: light, including white, beige, gray and very light colors, dark colors such as navy blue and black, and intermediate colors. It is necessary to wash each group separately. Finally, collect the pieces that are very dirty, grimy and dirty socks or clay pants: they need to stay longer in the machine or go through a pre-wash.

Separate the whites from the dark colors before starting the wash. Credit: Shutterstock

- protective bag

They are pierced polyester sacolinhas made to protect the clothes in the washing machine. Ingrid explains that the goal is not to protect delicate parts that could only be washed by hand, but fabrics that can be machine washed, but for some reason need to be isolated. "A frayed denim shorts, for example, to get loose on the machine, is in danger of unraveling further and ruin. It is best to put in the little bag. It can also be used to store bath towels, that the very loose"Explains the expert.

- Pre-wash

When the laundry is heavily soiled or stained, it is ideal to perform a pre-washing by hand. "The machine is supporting the cleaning, it does not take account of all the dirt. Those who are opening up even more hit the part and can remove some stains, but the front opening not"He says. In the case of socks, for example, Ingrid indication is let them soak in a mixture of water and concentrated liquid soap and then rub. "Leave to soak for a long time only in the washing powder is not good, because the dirt out of clothes and sits on the water"He explains. If the stain is specific, you can apply industrial products or homemade solutions before washing.

- Bleach and fabric softener

According to Ingrid, it is important to note that bleach is a disinfectant, not bleach, and is prohibited for any type of clothing. "The non-chlorine bleach and oxygen base can be used to remove stains. If there are no spots, there is absolutely no need to add it to the wash"He says. But the softener can be used forever, but only in the indicated amount, but the pieces are stiff. "bath linen, for example, may be less absorbent, because the softener contains fat"Explains Ingrid. "And remember that the product is used to soften the clothes, and not to leave it smelling. If you want to give a flavor the most, use spray clothing before moving"Is recommended. For washing by hand, the fabric softener is dispensable, since soaps already fulfill this role. And for allergy sufferers, white vinegar is a good substitute to the softener.

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