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Everybody dreads laundry day. Whether you have to sit at the Laundromat all day with a book and packed snacks, or you have in-house machines but need to set alarms throughout the day to check them, this chore is no fun for anyone. It’s a task that holds you captive. You can only run errands or leave the house in 30 to 60-minute spurts and if you’re late, somebody will dump your clothes on the floor. We’ve all had that happen to us—heck, we’ve all been the dumper. So, when this fear-inspiring day is over, you want to at least know your laundry has been done correctly, but there is a good chance it hasn’t been if you’ve fallen victim to some of the mistakes and misconceptions about washing your linens, your clothes, your delicates, your parcels—you get it. Here are mistakes you’re probably making with laundry.

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Not reading detergent measurements

Don’t just eyeball your detergent usage. The measurements exist for a reason, and using too much detergent can actually mean the stuff cakes up in certain areas and holds onto bacteria. Meanwhile, using too little can also mean an insufficient clean.

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