General Laundry Advice

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  • Tips on How to Do Laundry

    An ounce of prep is worth a pound of lint. Take a moment to get your laundry ducks in a row.

    Advice from our experts
    05/26/15 193257
  • Laundry Symbols

    Read those labels with care!

    Advice from our experts
    05/26/15 111291
  • After I wash a load using bleach, do I need to run an empty cycle to eliminate any bleach residue?

    I have a standard washer and wanted to wash some whites with bleach. I wanted to know, after I wash a load using bleach, do I need to run an empty cycle to eliminate any bleach residue? I don’t want any of my color clothing to get ruined if the...

    Advice from Dr. Laundry
    01/25/16 11555
  • Removing Mold and Mildew

    A couple of times I have left my laundry in the basket, without having dried the items completely. I now have been having trouble with mold and mildew on my clothes. How can I combat this? Also, what are your products that work best for colors? Can...

    Advice from Dr. Laundry
    01/08/09 6649
  • Tips on Mixing Grays with Whites

    I wanted to address RB’s question from last week on mixing grays with the whites.I think it’s great that you have the sweaty clothes (exercise is great!!). And I know just what you mean about wanting to make sure they get clean and disinfected...

    Advice from Dr. Laundry
    06/08/06 4333
  • Issues with your washer’s bleach dispenser?

    My washing machine has a bleach dispenser and I washed all of my whites and put in about ½ of a cup. They came out fine, but I had a load of towels to wash afterwards. They came out with bleach stains all over them. So my question is, how do I use bl...

    Advice from Dr. Laundry
    11/18/14 4676
  • Removing Old Stains

    I have some old stains on a top that is mostly white with patterns on it. How do I get them safely removed without ruining my shirt? You may be able to safely bleach the top (and I actually expect that you can) depending on what it’s made of and whet...

    Advice from Dr. Laundry
    12/30/13 4500
  • How much laundry (pants, shirts) per load?

    I have seen your video on bleach for beginners on Youtube. I need some advice on how to wash clothes in a Kenmore 500 top loader.How many pants and/or shirts can go in, but most of all how much detergent to    use for each load, also how much fabric ...

    Advice from Dr. Laundry
    03/12/15 3296
  • How to properly sanitize laundry

    Is it sanitary to wash white towels and dish cloths and underwear? Whether or not you combine all your white bleachable items with your underwear into one load or separate a few items to wash depends on the condition of the underwear. If there are an...

    Advice from Dr. Laundry
    06/25/12 1912
  • Pre-soak Time for Ultimate Care

    I always presoak my whites in hot water with Clorox® UltimateCare® Bleach. Is there an optimal amount of time for this phase? Generally, with presoaking, we recommend a limited exposure time prior to washing (1/4 cup Clorox® Regular-Bleach₂ with CLO...

    Advice from Dr. Laundry
    11/07/08 2014