Top 5 Laundry Myths

Shannon Lush debunks the top myths and misconceptions when it comes to cleaning your clothes. 

Everybody does laundry so naturally there are zillions of tips and techniques that have been passed around for generations.

Research shows that Australians spend an average of 6 hours a week – or over 300 hours a year - on domestic chores. This includes spending 66 million hours a year trying to remove stains from their clothes – with only 2% claiming they are successful.

According to Vanish NapiSan’s cleaning guru Shannon Lush, a lot of time is unnecessarily spent on doing the laundry, but there are some very easy ways to get better at doing it and potentially save up to 12 hours a week.

Lush said: “Australians are often complacent when it comes to doing their laundry and there are a lot of myths and misconceptions about what to do to clean your clothes. It’s about time they were cleared up!”

1) Double washing (or triple-washing) will help you get your clothes cleaner.
Myth Buster: Treating clothes properly the first time will make your clothes come out fresher without needing to spend time – and electricity – on running two or more washes.

2) Ironing is the best way to get creases out of clothing.
Myth Buster: You don’t need to iron! Instead, use 1 teaspoon of lavender oil per litre of water in a spray bottle, lightly mist it over the clothes and then place the garments on. By the time you hit your front door, the creases will have dropped out as lavender oil is a fibre relaxant.

3) For stains, you need to soak your clothes overnight to get the best results.
Myth Buster: Overloading clothes with detergent just impacts the fibres which attracts dirt, makes clothes stiff and turns whites grey over time.

4) More detergent makes clothes cleaner
Myth Buster: Overloading clothes with detergent just impacts the fibres which attracts dirt, makes clothes stiff and turns whites grey over time.

5) Some stains are impossible remove.
Myth Buster: There is no such thing as an irremovable stain. Every stain has a removal solution and it doesn’t need to take hours of time and effort. Learn to understand what stains are and how to remove each specific one.

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