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Debunking common myths about laundry care

"Myth #1: Using more detergent and water makes for a better clean False. Modern washing machines are marvels at achieving maximum results while using minimal energy and water. But many people continue to believe, erroneously, that adding extra water or detergent will get clothes cleaner. Myth #2: Only hot water gets clothes truly clean Mostly false. If by "truly clean" you mean sanitized, then yes, you'll need hot water (very hot, in fact). If you're serious about sanitizing, look for NSF certification, which verifies that 99.9% of microorganisms are killed in a wash cycle. Myth #3: Detergent alternatives and dryer balls work just as well as traditional products Mixed truth. Laundry is no stranger to the convoluted, often pseudo-scientific world of green alternatives that carry vague promises of being "natural" and "safe."" Read the full story here. Laundry has certainly come along way over the last century. Machine washers and dryers have improved...
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Woman realizes her wedding dress was lost at the dry cleaners 14 years ago

"An Ada woman is searching for her wedding dress after she discovered earlier this week that it was missing after a mix up at the dry cleaners 14 years ago. 'I had kept my dress thinking 'One day I'll have a little girl. She'll want to use my dress. She'll want to play in it',' Hogue said. Now, Hogue's daughter plans to get married this May. She found a size 16 satin dress with a detachable train and sleeves. Her daughter posted on social media about the missing dress and has gotten many responses but the dress has not shown up yet." Read about this story here. For their part, the dry cleaners in question have been apologetic and want to assist as best as possible. However, their records only go back 6 years and there is no telling who might have the other dress. It's stunning that it took this long...
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How to remove these common stains from clothing

"12 Candles dripping. Scrape off excess wax with a dull knife. Place stain between white paper towels.Press with a warm iron from back of fabric. Then place stain face side down on clean paper towels and sponge with a dry cleaning solvent. Air dry and launder as usual. If traces of color remain, launder again using bleach (chlorine or color-safe) according to fabric instructions. 11 Aunties kissing. To remove lipstick, scrape fabric stain with a dull knife. Use a dry-cleaning solvent or pretreat with detergent or stain treatment. Wash in warm water and air dry. 10 Chocolates melting. Pretreat with a liquid laundry detergent or soak fabric in warm water using a detergent containing enzymes. Difficult stains may require a bleach safe for the garment." Read about all of the "12 stains of Christmas" here. Many people have most likely heard the parody Christmas song the "12 pains of Christmas"....
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