Summertime is a fun time until it’s laundry day. From fighting BBQ stains and grass marks to selecting from numerous options on the washing machine and dryer to wash your bathing suits, laundry can seem a bit overwhelming. However, with the right set of laundry care tools, washing can feel as good as the weather. With that in mind, let’s check out JCPenney’s range of products that help take care of your summer laundry woes.
Sort Them Out
Instead of piling up everything in one big basket, seek the help of a laundry sorter. Having separate mesh bags for darks, whites, lights, and delicates means you don’t have to waste time sorting when you do the laundry. Also, try to put beach or pool clothes and towels straight into the washer as soon as you get home. Use an odor eliminator with your detergent to get your laundry extra fresh.
Tackle Messy Stains Quickly
When you see a stain, rinse or soak the garment in cold water, spot clean with a stain remover, and wash. If you haven’t been able to get rid of the stain completely, then apply the stain remover again and rewash the garment.
Follow a Schedule
Do you wash one load a day or save the entire task for one day of the week? Ideally, it is better to wash at least one load of laundry a day. If you let it pile up over a few days, taking care of it in one day can become overwhelming.
Select the Right Water Temperature
The key to correct washing is choosing the right water temperature for each laundry load. Coldwater works well for delicate fabrics, garments that might shrink, and sensitive dark colors that tend to bleed. And warm water is ideal for moderately soiled clothing and man-made fabrics. Hot water, on the other hand, is best for heavily stained clothes, cotton whites, bedding accessories, and towels.
Handle Delicates with Care
Needless to say, undergarments and bras are best washed by hand instead of a rigorous washing machine cycle. But if you have to wash them in the machine, then put them in a lingerie bag, wash on a delicate cycle, and dry them on a lingerie carousel.
Dry the Laundry
Line drying is considered better than the dryer, as sunlight can help disinfect your laundry. So, invest in a high-quality drying rack that offers tons of drying space. Drying racks usually collapse for easy mobility and storage. Or, you can select a space-saving rack that opens and closes in one simple action.
Iron, Fold and Put Away
Once the laundry is dried, right then and there, start ironing your clothes. You can even use a garment steamer for consistent professional results. Then fold the garments and place them into organized piles. From there, the items can go into their respective closets or shelves, and that’s that!
Though laundry is tiresome, there’s a solution to everything. Summer or not, the above-mentioned products are sure to come to your rescue. Shop for them at JCPenney, then tag #AllAtJCP to let us know what laundry care products you swear by. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram to see if you are featured.