Surprisingly common laundry myths

Laundry is one of the most dreaded tasks that people have to do on a weekly basis. Unless you’re flooded with money, you will have to learn to do laundry at some point. And we advise that you learn quickly but learn the right things as well. We stress on the right things because people tend to have a lot of misconceptions about doing laundry. The list of misconceptions we have researched into throws light on some common myths that a lot of people end up doing and we hope to clear the air.

1. Washing Jeans


We are sure your mum would have asked you to wash your jeans at least once a week, and if you’re the least bit responsible, you would have heeded the suggestion and listened to your mum. But for once we are asking you to discard your mum’s advice. Experts believe that a lot of people ruin their jeans due to constant washing; they go on to suggest that jeans need to be washed once every few months and not once every few weeks to ensure that the jeans are durable. So just this time around we are actually asking you to throw your jeans on the designated chair instead of the laundry basket.

2. Hand-wash clothing

Some clothes are specifically mentioned to be hand-washed, and people take these instructions a lot more seriously than any other law. The reason is probably down to the fact that clothing like that is quite expensive and people don’t want to ruin it. But in reality, you can take the advice with a pinch of salt. You are not going to ruin the clothing by putting through a gentle cold cycle, so if you feel exhausted and you don’t feel like washing them by hand, then you can put it for a machine wash. Although we are asking you to go against your better judgement, you have to be extremely careful about the water and the cycle settings. If you are concerned about the outcome but are open to the idea; in that case, we suggest that you look up for properties of the clothing online to see if abundant damage will occur due to a gentle cold wash. But from our experience, there is little to no damage that occurs as a result of machine washing.

We’ve only focused on two misconceptions because we figured that our audience is filled with young adults who tend to own a good pair of jeans and a great formal attire that requires hand-washing.

About the author: Leo Stone