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What’s Your Laundry IQ?

By Dr. Laundry June 1, 2007

Fresh off Memorial Day and the unofficial kick off of summer, it’s only a matter of time before outdoor activities leave their mark on clothing. Getting in the spirit of summer white season, we did a recent survey to understand more about laundry habits—what’s your laundry IQ?

And we did it just in time, as a whopping 65 percent of respondents said they wear more white clothing during the summer months! I hope I can help you lessen the time you spend scrubbing stains in the laundry room so you can get out and enjoy the sunshine.

Thirty-five percent of respondents with children in the household said they are more likely to avoid wearing white for fear of nasty stains.

If you have a tough stain that even your best attempt won’t clean, post your laundry dilemma here and I’ll be happy to assist you with salvaging your favorite summer outfit.

As white pants and white dresses come out of storage this month, don’t forget to wash them first! More than half of survey respondents said they don’t wash their summer clothes again before they wear them, even though they’ve been tucked away in a drawer or closet all year! Washing your warm-weather clothes first will freshen the outfit and your look to kick off the summer season with style.