Efficient Use of Detergents in your Laundry

Detergents are designed to help us manage laundry better. They come in different forms and types. To make it more efficient and safer to use them, here’s a few tips to keep in mind.

Use Detergents Appropriately

Do not use detergents meant for washing clothes to wash dishes or baby bottles. Some ingredients present in laundry detergents may be harmful and should be used only as instructed by the manufacturer.

Keep Detergents Out of Reach of Children

Some detergents come in child friendly containers. But if what you have is the usual detergent in plastic pouches, make sure that they are stored in a place where children can’t reach them. Otherwise, store the detergent in a sealed container. You can also place your detergents in child-proof cabinets. These are special cabinets that comes with safety locks that keeps kids from opening them.

Pay Particular Attention to the Product Instructions

These are provided for safety reasons and not just as part of the package design. Take time to read and check about the cautions given by the manufacturer. Check if any member of your family may be allergic to the contents of the detergent. Also follow the recommended amount of detergent to be used. After all, more detergent does not equate to cleaner clothes.

Keep Detergents Away from Water

This will prolong the life of your detergent boxes and will keep the detergent from dissolving. Make sure to use dry a scoop or cup when doing your laundry.

To make laundry time more efficient, sort your clothes and wash them accordinglyThere are detergents that are meant for white clothes only and may do damage to colored clothing. So make sure that you sort and use the appropriate detergent for your clothes.

When using a washer, do not overload. There is a tendency to add more detergent when your washer is overloaded and this often create residue in clothes, not to mention they won’t be washed off properly. Make sure that you know how much clothing to put in your washer to make laundry more efficient.


Detergents are designed to give you cleaner and fresher clothes. But there are also natural products that you can use and combine with detergent to help you with things like removing stubborn stains on clothing. Baking soda for instance can help you make white clothes whiter. Lemons can help remove discoloration on shirts and underwear. Vinegar also helps in removing stains plus it also kills off bacteria in your wash load.

There are a lot of simple and effective ways to make laundry more efficient for you and your family. On top of that, there are professional laundry services like Soak N Relax that you can go to to help you with your wash load. Soak N Relax only uses high quality detergents in washing clothes giving your fresh and clean laundry every time.