Getting your Clothes to Last with your GE Washer

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Fred's Appliance
June 27, 2016

When it comes to protecting your clothes, GE produces many fantastic washer options. They will quickly and efficiently get your clothes as clean as possible. However, as great as these washers are, if you do not use them correctly, your clothes could wear out faster than desired. To help you with this, we have developed a few laundry tips that you can use with your GE washer.

Sorting: Size Matters

Along with sorting colors, you should also separate larger items from smaller items. This can help keep your load balanced and make it easier to remove the clothes after they are clean. If the clothes are difficult to remove, they could become stretched or torn when you attempt to move them.

You should also pair like materials and colors together. This will help prevent your fabrics from being damaged in the wash by different types of clothing. Make sure you read the instructions on each of your garments and follow the instructions carefully. In the end, not following these guidelines could mean you are not able to keep your clothes looking new for a long time.

Laundry Detergent

You can also make your clothes last longer by choosing the right type of laundry detergent. It is most common, these days, to use liquid laundry detergent. However, for heavy stains and dirt, a powder version is actually better. If you are cleaning things like cooking or body oils, stick with the liquid version. Naturally, you will not be able to use powder detergents if your washer doesn’t accommodate them.

Along with the right laundry detergent, make sure you pretreat stains properly. Using the right stain remover is the best way to accomplish this. Naturally, there are many types on the market, so make sure you choose one that is safe for the fabrics you are placing it on.

Having a few natural stain treatment options is also a great way to save your clothes. For example, you can get rid of mud and grass by prewashing your garment. Start by allowing the mud to dry and brushing off as much as possible. You can then treat with an enzyme presoak or rub detergent directly onto the stain. For antiperspirant stains, an ammonia and bleach paste can be applied directly to the stain. Milk and ice cream stains should be rinsed immediately and a stain remover placed on them.

Clean out Pockets

Finally, make sure you protect your clothing from rips and your washer from damage by cleaning out the pockets of your clothes before you get started. Doing so can help protect these items, which will definitely make your clothes last longer. You should also remove any lint that has built up in your pockets before you wash them.

Some clothing should also be turned inside out before washing. This is especially true of delicate materials or clothing that has lots of buttons, sequins or other embellishments that could damage other garments. For some garments, turning them inside out could even make the colors last longer. For example, because of the way jeans are made, you will actually be able to keep the colors strong by turning them inside out.

These tips will help you get the most out of your GE washer and will keep your clothes looking great. Putting them into action will help you avoid the need for purchasing new clothes and will keep your washer healthy at the same time. Spending time protecting your clothing is not only great for your wallet, but it can help save the environment at the same time. When you don’t have to replace your clothes as often, you are reducing the amount of waste you generate.

To learn even more laundry related tips or get your washer repaired, contact us today.

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