I recently learned that I've been doing my laundry all wrong !! The Whirlpool Institute of Fabric Science set me straight. This was posted on Woman's Day magazine.
You think that ..... Combining bleach and detergent in the washing machine with whites is OK
But actually.... The detergent counteracts the bleach.
Instead you should .... Add bleach in the last 5 minutes of the wash cycle, so it can work alone.
You think that .... Clothes dryers cause shrinkage.
But actually .... It's the lack of moisture, not heat, that causes shrinkage.
Instead, you should .... Remove items from the dryer as soon as they're dry.
You think that .... To remove a stain, you should treat the front of the fabric.
But actually...You're just rubbing the stain into the fabric.
Instead you should.... Treat it from the back, to push the stain away from the fabric.
You think that... You can tell whether clothes are still damp by touching them .
But actually... Finger nerves have a hard time distinguishing cold from wet.
Instead you should ... Press the fabric to your lips. which easily sense dampness versus coldness.
Whew !! Ok , ladies lets get out there and do it right !!!!