SORT BY COLOUR
- Separate white clothes from cloured ones; lightly soiled from heavily soiled;
- Red and black clothes bleed, therefore do not wash them with other coloured clothes;
SORT BY FABRIC
- Separate normal from delicate fabrics.
- Wool fabrics and towels should not be washed together with smooth dark fabric where each cloth fiber stuck on them will be visible;
DOSING THE WASHING AGENT
- The required dose of IZI washing powder is 160 ml=40 gr for 1 wash with 5 kg dry laundry when the water is soft and medium hard and 200 ml=50 gr when the water is hard;
- Do not use more washing agent than the specified washing dose for the relevant type of laundry;
- Take into account the type of water: soft, medium soft, hard. Soft water makes the washing agent form more foam, and hard water – vice versa. Always look at the table with instructions for type of water, type of soiling and dosing with the relevant parameters;
- If you put a larger dose, the powder may not dissolve and remain on the clothes (especially dark ones);
- A test for powder solubility is also the fact that it should not remain in the drawer of the washing machine after the first water washes it away from there;
- Do not overload the washing machine with laundry. After you put the clothes in the washing machine, you must be able to easily put your hand in the upper part of the drum;
- Do not save from the program “rinse” to be sure that the remains of dirt and dust will be completely washed from your clothes.
WHAT DO YOU NEED TO DO TO PREVENT WASHING POWDER TO REMAIN ON CLOTHES?
- Do not overdose;
- Do not skip the rinse cycle;
- Straighten all sleeves and legs of the clothes;
- Unfold the towels, sheets and linens;
- Close all zippers and fasteners;
- Straighten the socks (for more on socks, see s. 9 – Tips and Tricks).
- Always pay attention to the information in the clothing label regarding the temperature of washing, drying, ironing. This will save you a lot of worries.
CHOOSING THE RIGHT WASHING AGENT
- Always wash white clothes with a detergent for white laundry and coloured clothes always with a detergent for coloured laundry. For white laundry – granular washing detergent IZI White Blossom, and for coloured – IZI Color Refresh;
- You can wash white and coloured clothes for everyday use (not heavily soiled) with all-purpose washing detergent IZI Expert Total or with liquid washing detergent IZI 2-in-1 which also has a softening ingredient. Due to the softening effect, the clothes are soft and easier to iron;
- For heavily soiled clothes add Typhoon – Laundry Stain Remover to the washing dose for white or coloured laundry depending on the type of the laundry. The dose is stated on the product label;
- For washing baby and children’s clothing, including clothing of people with sensitive skin, use granular washing detergent Baby IZI, with marigold/chamomile and aloe fragrance. The washing detergent is all-purpose, hypoallergenic and without phosphates.
CHOOSING THE RIGHT WASHING TEMPERATURE
- Wash white clothes at higher temperature (above 40) for maximum whitening effect;
- The usual washing temperature for coloured clothing is 30оС;
- To wash black clothes use the lowest possible temperature;
- Wool clothes are damaged by hot water and felt from the change with cold water. Do not soak them. Do not rub them but gently squeeze them by hand;
- Follow the advice of washing machine manufacturers.
CHOOSING THE RIGHT WASHING PROGRAM
- Follow the advice of washing machine manufacturers.
HOW TO DEAL WITH STAINS?
- If you don’t pre-treat the stains, they are “sealed” and later it is much more difficult to be removed;
- Take care of the stains as soon as possible. Fresh stains are much easier to remove than stains left for over 24 hours;
- If there are solid particles of dirt on the clothes (mud, tomato juice, other food), first they have to be removed with a spatula or a dull knife and then the stain is treated;
- If the stains have not come out after the washing, do not dry it, try to treat the stains again;
- Avoid too much rubbing, unless the fabric is strong and durable;
- Rubbing may spread the stain and damage the fabric. However, gentle vigorous rubbing under running water helps removing dry stains from food, blood or butter from fabrics made of cotton or cotton blends;
- Avoid using hot water for stains of unknown origin;
- You can clean rust stains on white clothes when you sprinkle the stain with plenty of salt and then pour over some freshly squeezed lemon juice. Then leave to dry in the sun. For coloured clothing, first try it on the inside of the garment;
- Use Typhoon – Laundry Stain Remover for white clothing, including collars, cuffs, sleeves; stains from sunscreen and SPA-procedures. The detergent does not contain chlorine and bleach. Preserves the fabric.
- Use Typhoon – Laundry Stain Remover for coloured fabrics, including clothes, carpets, upholstery, carper runners. Preserves the fabric.
GENERAL RULES FOR DRYING
Before you put your bright coloured clothes in the dryer or hang dry them, always turn them inside out to prevent fading;
– Hang dry delicate colours in the shade or in the afternoon when the sun is not strong, to protect from fading;
– For white laundry – the opposite applies: if possible, hang dry them under direct sunlight. You will be surprised what a bleaching effect the sun may have;
– Careful dry hanging is the key to easy ironing after that, so it’s worth it to take a little more time. First shake out each piece of clothing to smooth any folds, and then slightly stretch and smooth it while hanging;
– To prevent chlothespin marks on some garments, you may hang them on hangers and then on the line;
– Do not pin towels for the corners because when soaked with water, they become too heavy and will stretch. Just hang them finding their middle;
– If it is possible, give the clothes some space on the line. A space of one span between each garment will shorten the drying time;
– Outside, clothes dry best when there is light wind. In case such wind is present, you can leave them hang on the line for a few extra hours. The wind protects them from stiffness and makes them softer;
– Once a month clean the line well. It would be petty if just-washed clothes get stained from it;
– Wash the clothespin occasionally as well. The easiest way to do this is by putting them in a mesh bag, dip the bag in soapy water and then carefully rinse them. Hang the whole bag on the line so that the clothespins in it dry.
TIPS AND TRICKS
- Use mesh bags for the socks:
Has it happened some socks to disappear without a trace after washing them? If they haven’t disappeared in the washing machine, the socks are lurking among larger clothes and fall on the ground when we are hanging them which is also quite unpleasant. Not to mention how annoying it is to group them by pairs. Mesh bags with fasteners solve all these problems. Collect the dirty socks in them, fasten them and put them readily in the washing machine.
– Soaking against heavily soiled clothes:
No matter how good your washing machine is, never underestimate the pre-soaking. If you want clothes looking really dirty to look good after the wash, let them soak in water for a few hours and then put them in the washing machine
– Typhoon – against soiled collars:
Take a clean brush and apply with it Typhoon – Laundry Stain Remover on the soiled line of the collar.
Then put the garment in the washing machine.
– How to remove red wine stains?
Right after you splash red wine, go to the bathroom and absorb all you can with a clean wet towel. If you find white wine around, pour some of it on the stain, it will neutralize the red one. Later, just wash the garment as usual.
– Baking soda against unpleasant scent of stale:
During the summer, it happens that clothes or the washing machine itself smell of stale. To solve that, put 1/4 tea cup of baking soda in the washing machine before turning it on.
– Vinegar against everything:
Most housewives probably know about the vinegar – the irreplaceable helper in washing. Its qualities should not be underestimated by the others as well. Vinegar acts as a softener, increases the chance of keeping the colours of clothes without keeping the stains. That is why we advise you to try with one cup, no matter you will wash in the washing machine or by hand.
– How to keep coloured and black clothes?
If you want to keep coloured clothes bright and to prevent black ones from fading – make the effort to turn clothes inside out before putting them in the washing machine. It is also good to choose the lowest possible temperature which will be enough to wash them.
– If any garment bleeds colour onto the rest of the clothes?
You can fix the problem, as long as you react in time. Do not leave dyed clothes to dry and immediately put them to be washed one more time with washing powder and without the garment responsible for the bleeding, of course.
- Use mesh bags for the socks:
The best way to avoid the sad situation of putting a t-shirt size L in the washing machine and taking out a t-shirt size S and your boyfriend or husband looking at you with disappointment, is to use cold water and if you use a dryer to select the lowest power for this laundry.
NO COLOUR TRANSFER!
This is known to most people but it is an important point you need to know. Wash white laundry separate from the dark laundry. To see whether a certain garment has been dyed with resistant dyes, dribble a drop of water on the inside of a corner or a seam and watch whether the colouration will change.
USE THE RIGHT WASHING DETERGENT
Powder is good for combined laundry while liquid washing detergents are good for removing and washing stubborn stains, food remains and the like.
LAUNDRY INSTRUCTIONS “STEP BY STEP”
- Sort in piles
- Prepare the laundry
- Choose the washing detergent / Choose the right washing powder
- Dose according to water hardness and level of soiling
- Choose the right washing program or wash by hand
- Hang dry or tumble dry the laundry
- Iron the clothes if necessary
- Fold and put the clothes in the wardrobe