The Laundry Process: Keep Your Clothes Looking Their Best!

The Laundry Process: Keep Your Clothes Looking Their Best!

In this activity, you will learn the steps involved in the laundry process and how to keep your clothes looking their best for longer. The steps include sorting the clothing, pre-t

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Slide1THE  L AUNDRY P ROCESS As a result of completing this activity you will be better prepared to keep your clothes clean and looking their best longer.

Slide2STEPS   OF   THE   LAUNDRY   PROCESS . 1. Sort  the clothing. 2. Pre-treat  stains and heavily soiled areas. 3. Mend or  repair . 4. Operate the  wash ing machine. 5. Handle fabrics  care fully to reduce the need for ironing. 6. Operate the  dry er. 7. Iron ing or pressing.

Slide3HOW   TO   SORT   LAUNDRY  Sorting is one of the most important steps. While you sort you should:  Look for spots or stains and treat them.  Close zippers, hooks, & buttons to prevent snagging.  Remove all items from pockets.  Tie sashes and belts loosely to prevent tangling.  Look for tears, rips, etc. and repair these before washing.  Sort cloths into loads that will fit in the washer.  Separate out special care and non-color fast items.

Slide4COMMON  W ASH  L OADS  Whites  – white colors, clothing such as white socks, underwear, undershirts  Lights  – light colored clothing  Brights  – clothing that is brighter in colors  Darks  – navy, black, brown, dark grays  Linens  – towels, wash cloths, sheets, pillowcases  Heavily Soiled  – clothing that is very dirty  Hand wash  – some non-colorfast clothes (their colors bleed or run), some fibers such as wool or silk, loosely woven or knit products, some sweaters, along with delicate or specialty items

Slide5SORTING   IS   DONE   BY  …  Color  White, or white background with pastel figures  Solid or print pastels  Medium bright colors  Dark colors  Colorfastness (refers to how well it keeps its color without fading or bleeding/running)

Slide6SORTING   IS   DONE   BY  …  Type and weight of fabric  Loosely woven, knitted, and sheers  Lint producing: towels, sheets, terry cloth, etc.  Tightly woven, heavy fabrics

Slide7SORTING   IS   DONE   BY  …  Kind and amount of soil  Pre-treat stains and heavily soiled area.  Heavily soiled items should be washed separately.  Polyesters pick up oily stains and should not be washed with items which are soiled with oily or greasy stains.

Slide8SORTING   IS   DONE   BY  …  Size  Mix large and small items in each load for better cleaning and movement of items in the washer.


Slide10PRE - TREAT   STAINS M END   OR  R EPAIR  Fresh stains are easier to remove than old stains.  Mending articles before washing keeps the torn area from getting bigger or fraying.

Slide11OPERATING   THE  W ASHING  M ACHINE  Select the  wash temperature .  Hot water sets stains, shrinks clothing, fades colors and costs more.  Warm water causes little damage to clothing.  Cold water  protects fabrics, prevents shrinkage, prevents fading, allows stains to remove easily, works best with detergents, and costs less.  Select the  rinse water temperature .  Warm water activates the detergent and causes the clothing not to rinse thoroughly.  Cold water  allows the rinse cycle to work the best.

Slide12OPERATING   THE  W ASHING  M ACHINE Read your owners manual for best results.

Slide13OPERATING   THE  W ASHING  M ACHINE  Select the water level and agitation cycle.  Use the  regular  setting for medium and heavy weight fabrics.  Use the  delicate  setting for lightweight fabrics or delicate items.

Slide14OPERATING   THE W ASHING  M ACHINE  Select the laundry products.  Chlorine (liquid) bleach is mainly used on white cotton fabrics.  Powdered bleach can be used safely on other fabrics.  Chlorine (liquid) bleach should be added to the wash water and mixed thoroughly before the clothes are in the washer. The bleach should not be poured directly on the clothing.  Always use the amount of detergent recommended on the box or less – too much detergent is difficult to rinse out and makes the clothing sticky and dull in color.  Don’t use extra detergent for extra dirty clothes – wash them twice instead.

Slide15HANDLE   FABRICS CAREFULLY  Using care with the fabrics can reduce the need for ironing.  Using fabric softeners or conditioners helps to eliminate wrinkling.  Take the clothes out of the dryer immediately when dry, while they are still warm and hang them up promptly to prevent wrinkling.

Slide16OPERATING   THE  D RYER  Selecting the  temperature  High heat damages clothing  Medium heat does less damage than high heat  Low heat is least damaging but takes longer to dry clothing  Selecting the  time  Special care and delicate items only need about 10-15 minutes of drying time on a low temperature  An average load of clothing requires about 25-30 minutes of drying time  Heavier items, such as towels and jeans, require a longer drying time

Slide17IRONING   OR   PRESSING  If you aren’t sure what temperature to use, start with a lower temperature and increase it until the wrinkles are out.  Moisture or steam helps remove wrinkles.  H ilda  M akes  P ies (heat, moisture, pressure)