1. Right time for washing your laundry:
1. Bedsheets- Once a week.
2. Jeans-After 2 or 3 wears.
3. Bath towels once a week.
2. To protect clothes from wear and tear while washing - button-up pants and shirts, close zippers,and turn garments inside out.
3. For color fastening garments-just drop a little water on an inside or seam, and see if the dye runs.
4. Make your own spray starch with 1 tablespoon of cornstarch added to 1 pint of cold water.Mix vigorously to dissolve the cornstarch and apply as usual with a spray bottle.
5. To iron clothing with bead work, embroidery or other special trims, place the design face down on a towel and iron.This will prevent the special trim from being flattened during ironing.
6. To whiten discolored socks, boil them in water along with 1 or 2 lemon slices.
7. Zippers last longer if they are zipped shut before laundering.
8. Sprinkle a little talcum powder on a shoelace knot to loosen it.
9. Think you have to take that sheer voile blouse, beaded top, fringed silk shawl, or lace trimmed dress to the cleaners? Think again! You can clean these at home by simply tying the articles in a cotton pillow case, knotting it closed, and washing in cold water on regular cycle. Beads, sequins,buttons and delicate laces will not fall to pieces, and garments can be restored by steam ironing.
10. Taking care of your lingerie as you would take care of any other quality garment is very important Your goal should be to make it last as long as possible. What this means is that your lingerie needs to be treated differently than you wouldtreat your regular garments. You should always make it a point to read the label on your lingerie in order to get the proper washing instructions.
11. The best method is to hand-wash all your lingerie in cold water. Hot washing could shrink your lingerie,especially satin lingerie by 10% to 20% in size. When you are washing your undergarments,nightgowns and any other lingerie, be sure to
use using a mild detergent.