When you do your laundry, you probably think that the only details involved are putting clothes in a washer and dryer. However, there are a few facts to consider that are fun while others are slightly disgusting, especially regarding a chore that involves cleaning.
After getting your clothes from the washing machine and dryer, you expect them to be clean. Although they might look clean, they might have soil that the naked eye can’t see. As you keep clothing for longer periods of time, the dirt tends to build up, which means your clothing could be just as dirty after it comes out of the washer as it was when it first went into the machine.
It’s a part of nature that you sweat during the day. You might not see sweat stains on your clothes, but they are likely there. These stains could be on the collar of your shirt, on the armpits of your shirts, or along the interior areas of your pants. If you exercise or have a busy day, then you’ll usually notice sweat stains that are a bit more prominent. Eight pounds of laundry can produce about 53 grams of dirt and grime. This material tends to linger on your sheets and on your furniture. Think of this amount of grime as the size of a standard candy bar.
In 1908, the first washing machine was invented. There are now apps that can be used so that you can control your washing machine and dryer. Another modern update for washers is that they use about two-thirds less water. Most washers use about 13 gallons of water compared to 40 gallons that were used only a few decades ago.
When using laundry detergent, you might want to use products that are for sensitive skin as the number of people who have allergies have increased over the years. However, if you have eczema, then liquid fabric softener could provide relief. You want to use products that don’t have dyes or fragrances in them in order to get the most relief.
Bounce dryer sheets were first seen on store shelves in 1975 and are now used for more than just laundry. They can be used for shining your shoes, repelling insects, and getting static out of your hair. Pochon first introduced dryers in the 1800s. These dryers were operated with a hand-crank instead of the electrical components that you see today.