1. Help protect your clothes during the wash cycle
Wash all of your clothes inside out to protect the fibers against damage from the washing machine drum and other fabrics. Sometimes zippers, buttons etc. can get caught on other clothes, leading to damage. Also, depending on fabrics (sequins, patterned shirts) that need extra care during the wash cycle, wash your clothes on the gentle cycle, in cold water and use Woolite to keep your clothes looking like new for over 30 washes.
2. Sort your laundry
Check your clothing labels but sorting your darks, light/colors and whites before washing can prevent clothing related damages. Use Woolite Darks to keep your darks vibrant and Woolite Gentle Cycle to keep your brights bright and clothes fitting like new for over 30 washes.
3. Clean your washing machine
Just like other machines that are used often, washing machines need to be cleaned to remove e.g. chlorine, dirt and smells. Your washing machine's handbook contains cleaning instructions that will tell you how to best clean the machine. Most manufacturers recommend running the machine empty at a high temperature (60 or even 90 degrees). Naturally, a clean machine will help provide the best washing results with Woolite.
4. Reduce the amount of energy used during the wash cycle
When you buy a new washing machine, look for the one that is best for the environment (energy and water consumption). You can also save on energy by washing clothing on low temperatures when possible!
5. Washing Cotton
Cotton can be machine washed using Woolite Gentle Cycle with and Woolite Darks so no fabric damage will be caused, like shape loss, fading and color run.
6. Follow label instructions for drying your clothes
Some fabrics require that you tumble dry them in low heat, or that you don't tumble dry them at all. If you're not sure, visit our Fabric's Care Symbol Guide!
7. Wash at Low Temperatures
Woolite recommends that you save energy and water by washing at low temperatures.