Have you noticed those white residues on your clothes after washing? You wondered if have you used too much soap or fabric softener in your load?
Well, sometimes it could be the other way around. There are more clothes than the required soap, or it could also be the opposite.
It is a bit tricky at times to just eye-ball or estimate how much soap or detergent to put before running the machine.
Using too much or too little laundry soap usually leads to poor laundry outcomes. Irrespective of whether it is the washing machine you are using or perhaps the amount of laundry you would be washing, not all wash loads are equal.
It is always important to get the right amount of soap with the consideration of the type of laundry you are running the and the washing machine you would be using.
For instance, for a high efficiency (HE) washers. As they use lesser water, putting on a large amount of laundry can absorb all the water there leaving the laundry with insufficient amount of water to dissolve the detergent.
How Much Should I Use?
3 Key areas to first consider:
1) Water hardness
2) How soiled is your laundry? Is it too dirty? or minimal?
3) The amount of the laundry load
It is crucial that you assess correctly.
What Measurement Should I Use?
For Liquid Soap:
If your clothes have stains and would want to focus on effective stain removal then select a liquid detergent, Liquid soaps are ideal for food, grease or essential oil stains, and are especially perfect for spot treating. You can actually utilize cover cap to measure the usage.
For small / medium loads, fill the cap to bar 1, or to bar 2.
For larger loads, fill the cap to bar 3, or to bar 4.
For High Efficiency full loads, fill the cap to bar 5.
Then simply just add the clothes, put detergent into your dispenser and start the washing machine.
For Powdered Soap:
For all everyday stains and smelly clothes, powder detergent is an effective solution. Ensure you get the usage right when you select a powdered detergent
Scoop out the powder using the provided scoop measurement. This usually comes with the powdered soap box.
For small/medium loads, fill the scoop to bar 1, or to bar 2.
For larger loads, fill the scoop to bar 3, or to bar 4.
For High Efficiency full loads, fill the scoop to bar 5.
You could then, start the washing machine, put the soap detergent, and then you add the clothes.
It is always a good practice to also check the soap detergent instructions for further details for best results.
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Lloyd Bronson says
I’m thankful that you brought up how it is important to select liquid detergent when one wants to focus on efficient as well as effective stain removal. My sister recently became a wife, so she is interested in improving her laundry skills. I’ll look into purchasing some biodegradable laundry soap, as she is an environmentalist at heart.