1. Use Less Detergent
When clothes come out of the wash feeling less-than-clean, most people reach for extra detergent. Stop! Detergent residue can actually build up in your machine, leaving icky films on clothing in the best-case scenario, and becoming a breeding ground for odorous mold and bacteria in the worst.
Make it a habit to use less detergent in each load to reduce the risk of contamination. And don't overlook the power of a true deep clean. Use powerful Wash Warrior cleaning tablets to cut through all residue and kill 99% of bacteria.
2. Rewash Shrunken Clothes to Restore Shape
When shirts come out of the laundry half the size they started, many individuals consider them unfortunate lost causes. Don't! Contrary to what you might expect, rewashing that clothing will give you the best chance at restoring its shape.
Essentially, you're loosening its fibers again to make the fabric more malleable. Remove the damp item from its second wash and let it stretch by hanging it wet or manually tugging it back into shape and letting it sit with weights.
3. Smaller Loads at Higher Heat Save Discolored White Tees
You love that white tee you got, oh, 10 years ago, and you don't want to part with it...but you've come to accept that it's seen better days. Nonsense! Give faded or discolored whites a touch of extra TLC by washing in smaller batches as a higher heat.
Many think that high heat causes fading — and they'd be right — but not when it comes to keeping whites bright. The higher the heat, the better the chemical reaction with detergent and the deeper you'll be able to penetrate the subtler staining that dulls or warps color.