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Tips for washing machine

Tips for washing machine

Washing, drying, ironing, dressing ... repeat. Thus summarizes the cycle of most items of clothing we have. It would be even easier if all the clothes followed the same cycle without special care, but the truth is that taking care of clothing has a lot to be said. Each fabric has its cleaning characteristics. Some can be washed, some not. Some fade for everything and nothing, others are extremely delicate. Some do not support irons, others can not see the bleach not even painted. Clothes are like us, each piece with its own character. Preserving it is essential to keep the clothes we wear in good health.

Know how to interpret the symbols in clothing labels is therefore crucial to avoid irreparable accidents unless you intend to spend your money with continued professional laundry services. The best is to know what you're dealing with. Print the dictionary of clothing labels and place it among your laundry appliances. Always read the labels and check the dictionary before washing, drying or ironing. Keep your clothes always impeccable and under control!



Mama Julia's tips to take care of clothing

Tips to use your washing machine

Taking care of clothes is more than follow the symbols and indications of labels. So says Mama Julia! She knows the special cares and techniques that aren't described on any label whatsoever. These ways of doing are learnt through experience or passed from generation to generation. Tricks are born from the cleverness of many washerwomen like Mama Julia, when clothes detergents don't even existed.

10 difficult stains that come out without difficulty

Problem Solution
Grease

Apply dish detergent into the grease stain and rub dry. Then place to wash normally

Chocolate

Moisten with cold water and apply dish detergent on the stained area. Rub with your fingertips until the stain disappears completely. Do not wash with hot water until the stain has disappeared completely. In more extreme cases, try to remove with a cloth soaked in white vinegar, rubbing gently.

Wine

Milk is your best friend to dissolve wine stains. Immerse the affected area in milk and rinse with water and ammonia. Also you can apply white wine in a fresh red wine stain and wash then.

Coffee

Wet the coffee stain with hydrogen peroxide and rub gently. It's that easy.

Fruit

Apply immediately brandy or white wine and then rinse off.

Blood

Mix one portion of hydrogen peroxide to nine of ordinary water and apply to the stain, and rub then with a little of dish detergent.

Wax

Place the garment in the freezer for an hour and see if you can scrape all the pieces of wax without leaving stain. Otherwise, place absorbent paper towels over the wax stain, and iron it. Afterwards wash very well.

Rust

Squeeze lemon to the stained area with rust, sprinkle with salt and place in the sun. If that doesn't resolve completely, you can use special detergent to remove rust stains.

Washing temperatures for optimal results

The temperature selected for washing clothes is one of the most important aspects. Washing with hot water is more efficient but may result in dyeings if you put white and color clothes together or in shrinkage of the fabrics. The choice of temperature and the selection of clothes is very simple to do, just guide yourself by this table and everything will go just fine.

Cloth type/fabrics Temperature Very important !

Cotton and linen fibers:
- shirts
- blouses
- t-shirts
- trousers

40º C

Do not fill the wash machine completely

Children clothes

60º C

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Delicate garments:
- silk, linen or wool clothing
- dresses
- lingerie

40º C

Select the program for delicate fabrics

Microfiber:
- coats
- anoraks
- sports clothing

40º C

Select the program for delicate fabrics. Dry at low temperature if you use the tumble dryer