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LAUNDRY TIPS



  • Wash your clothes in cold water using cold-water detergents whenever possible.

  • Wash and dry full loads. If you are washing a small load, use the appropriate water-level setting.

  • Dry towels and heavier cottons in a separate load from lighter-weight clothes.

  • Don't over-dry your clothes. If your machine has a moisture sensor, use it.

  • Clean the lint screen in the dryer after every load to improve air circulation and prevent fire hazards.

  • Periodically, use the long nozzle tip on your vacuum cleaner to remove the lint that collects below the lint screen in the lint screen slot of your clothes dryer.

  • Use the cool-down cycle to allow the clothes to finish drying with the heat remaining in the dryer.

  • Periodically inspect your dryer vent to ensure it is not blocked. This will save energy and may prevent a fire. Manufacturers recommend using rigid venting material -- not plastic vents that may collapse and cause blockages.

  • Consider air-drying clothes on clothes lines or drying racks. Air drying is recommended by clothing manufacturers for some fabrics.

  • If you have a front-loading washer or high-efficiency top-loader, use detergent labeled for high-efficiency (HE) machines. According to the American Cleaning Institute (PDF), HE detergents are low-sudsing and quick-dispersing to clean well in high-efficiency washers that use less water.

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