I love summer, but if there is one thing I don’t like about summer, it would be the amount of laundry it brings. While I love being in the sun and swimming in the pool, when I come back home I often find myself having to deal with huge loads of laundry. And if you have a family with kids, I can imagine that the amount of laundry will only multiply.
But hey, don’t worry - Dinobi’s got your back. Here are some tips so hopefully you will no longer be afraid of summertime laundry like I was!
Tip 1: Hang your tops from the hem and not the shoulders.
This might be counterintuitive, but hang your clothes upside-down! In summer, clothes are thinner and are thus easier to become wrinkled. If you hang your clothes from the shoulders or the sleeves, it becomes easy to tell when the clothes have been stretched or wrinkled. But no one really notices a couple stretches at the hem of trousers or a shirt.
Tip 2: Use the right product.
We do laundry so much more often in summer, so using the right detergent becomes especially important. An increased use of detergent can mean more harm to your skin if you don’t choose the right product. Dinobi cares about efficiency as well as protecting your skin. One of our only four ingredients is plant-based surfactants. Regular detergent brands might use surfactants such as carcinogens, which is a dangerous substance that can cause cancer. Dinobi’s plant-based surfactants treat your skin with care while being super effective and environmentally-friendly!
Tip 3: Have a separate laundry basket for swimsuits.
What’s better than going to the pool in summer? However, be careful about washing your swimsuits with the rest of your summer clothes. You don’t want the chlorine to get one the other clothes! In addition, swimsuits are delicate and should be washed differently. A lot of people prefer to hand-wash swimsuits since washing them in the washing machine is not really recommended. But it’s not always convenient to hand wash swimsuits, and when that’s the case, it is okay to wash your swimsuit on the gentle cycle with mild detergent. Put the suit in a mesh laundry bag, use cool water and gentle cycle, and hang the swimsuit to dry on a hanger.
Tip 4: Don’t wash a huge load.
Even though there are plenty of clothes to wash each day in summer, don’t wash a huge load every time! Washing a huge load can increase wrinkles on your soft summer clothes. Overloading your washing machine can lower its efficiency and prevent proper circulation of your detergent.
Tip 5: Involve your whole family!
With the amount of summer clothes to wash every day, what’s a better idea than to involve your whole family in summertime laundry? It’s a great way to teach your kids responsibility and have them contribute as a unit of the family!
What are some of your favorite laundry tips?