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Clothing Care

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Two ways you can learn about your clothing:

1. Hang Tags –

Are larger tags attached to new garments. Are removed before wearing. Include pricing information, style, size.

2. Permanently attached labels (or printed in ink)- Mandated to be included by the “Care Labeling Rule” and include information about the clothing such as fiber content.

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Care Labels

Care labels provide helpful information that can save you time and money. Knowing how to read them can keep your clothes safe!

Cleaner, fresher clothes means longer-wearing apparel.

Knowing the symbols can help you when you sort laundry.

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Labels should include three pieces of information for clothing that will be laundered:

Temperature of water used.

For example – Cold water

Temperature of iron.For example – Low heat Any other warningsFor example – No Bleach

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Why is knowing the fiber content helpful?

It helps you know how to care for the garment,

It tell you how well it will wear,

And it tells you how comfortable it will be.

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Natural Fibers – Come from plants or Animals

Cotton

– cotton

plantLinen – flax plantWool – sheepSilk – silkworm

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Synthetic Fibers – Manufactured from chemical elements

Acrylic

Nylon

PolyesterVinylSpandex

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How to do Laundry

A quick and easy tutorial!

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5 Steps to Clean Clothes!

Gather

your materials

Separate & evaluate your clothesWash your clothesDry your clothesFold your clothes

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Step 1 -

Gather Materials

Detergent

Two kinds…bottles (liquid) or boxes (powder)BleachUsed to make your WHITES brighterUse ONLY with WHITE colored clothing and linens

Fabric SoftenerEliminates static clingMakes clothes softTwo formsLiquid…added during the wash cycle

Sheet…added during the dry cycle

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Fabric

Softener

Please note that liquid fabric softener is

DIFFERENT from liquid detergent…if you use this form of softener you must also use detergent!!!Examples…Bounce, Downy, Snuggles

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Step 2 – Why Separate?

Separate and Evaluate Your Clothes

Separate your clothes by

color Separating helps protect the color and durability of your garment

Should an accident occur the damage cannot be undone!What would happen if a red sock got mixed into white towels?Look at the care labels

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Sorting

Whites

Basic t-shirts, white socks, sheets, pillowcases and other plain white clothing/linens

LightsEverything from pastels to striped or patterned whitesA white item with enough color (logo/pattern) to make you think doesn’t fit with the whitesDarksDark socks, shirts, all jeans, dark pants

Newly dark clothing should be washed alone firstDelicatesWool garments, sweaters, satin, undergarments These can be washed in a machine but hand-washing is usually better.

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What to evaluate?

Pockets

Are they

empty?ZippersAre they up? (This prevents snagging)

Ties (hoodies/drawstrings/etc)Should be tied to prevent losing them or getting them tangled

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Step 3

Wash

This is the easy part

Pre-treat any visible stainsSelect your cycleAdd your detergent to the machine

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Setting Your Machine

Some require you to set the

temperature

(of the water) others ask you to set a cycleWHITES“hot” cycle…vigorous agitation, hot water rinse

LIGHTS & DARKS“warm” or “permanent press”…mild agitation, extra cool water rinsecool water protects the colorsDELICATES

delicate

” or “

cold

” cycle…extremely short and gentle agitation spin cycle

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A last few tips…

When in doubt…read the care label!

2 problems that arise

Overloading the machineFill the machine ½ to ¾ full Using too much detergent

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Step 4

Drying your nice clean clothes

Clean the

lint filterAdd dryer sheetsUnload clothes from washerInspect stains…the heat in the dryer will bake it in!

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More drying…

Overloading…why is this a problem

Most cycles last

30-40 minutesJeans/towels take longerTake light cotton items out early to avoid wrinkles

Dry for too long=shrinking!!!Hang delicates to dryHelps them maintain shape

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Step 5

Folding…the last task!

Begin

immediately…avoids wrinklingDon’t hang sweaters (they will lose shape and take the form of the hanger)Iron/Hang button down shirts

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IRONING VS. PRESSING

Ironing is what we do before we put on clothes, that are wrinkled.

SLIDE your iron back and forth on the fabric with pressure.

Pressing is for sewing. Place the iron down on fabric, then lift it back up in quick intervals. Repeat this up and down motion, overlapping as you go.


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