Common Laundry Problem Solutions for the Live-in Maid
Nothing is more irritating than the yellowing armpit of your favourite white shirt and the lint sticking on your cotton pyjamas. And these all happen after the laundry day when we expect our clothes to be fresh and clean! The live-in maid in Singapore does her best to do the laundry but there are still common problems resurfacing like sweat stains, lint, yellowing, or fading coloured clothes.
If you think the Indonesian maid|Filipino maid|Myanmar maid need some help in this area of household chores, here are common laundry problems at home and how to solve them:
1. How to deal with yellowing clothes.
The yellowing is primarily caused by the body sweat. It’s a little difficult to prevent the cause of this problem since we all produce sweat by nature. To keep your shirt as white as snow, the Indo maid or Filipino maid must make sure to put the right amount of detergent in the washing machine. If the clothes are yellowing, increase the amount of detergent than the usual. The Indo maid or Filipino maid can also use detergent booster and fabric-safe bleach.
2. How to get rid of detergent residue.
When there is detergent residue on clothes, fresh clothes become itchy when worn and smelly when we sweat. Why does the laundry result to this? Is there something wrong with the machine? Most of the time, no. When the live-in maid in Singapore encounters detergent residue problem, she must be putting too many clothes in one laundry load which results to powdered detergent not dissolving properly. To avoid this, the Indo maid or Filipino maid my use liquid detergent instead.
The reason can also be because of the ‘hard water’ problem. We remedy this by using water-softening products, rinsing, and rewashing.
3. Getting rid of lint on clothes.
Imagine sitting there for an hour just to remove the fine fibres that are sticking to the fresh clothes. Removing the lint after the laundry is very time consuming and very tiring! The Indo maid and Filipino can avoid the lint by separating the fleece, chenille items, terry clothes towels, flannels from the rest of the laundry since they are the primary source of the annoying little fibres. Sometimes, we also leave tissue paper in our pockets and that adds much to the amount of fine fibres. The attractors of the lint are your corduroy pants and synthetics, so make sure to put them in the next batch of laundry!
How to remove the lint easily? If the damage has been done, try using lint rollers or simply masking tapes to get rid of lint. Lastly, the live-in maid must clean the lint filters often too!
4. How to prevent colored clothes from fading.
Add a fabric softener and make sure to choose the one that is colour safe. This prevents the stiffness of the clothes and preserves the colour of your black dress. The Indo maid can also add one cup of vinegar since it acts as a natural fabric softener and helps the colours stay bright in colour.
5. How to get rid of sweat stains on the armpit of the shirt.
The discolouration begins when the deodorant which contains aluminium chloride reacts with sweat! Maintaining hygiene is a need and we can’t prevent sweat, but we can remove the old yellow stains using vinegar. First, make sure to turn the shirt inside out and wash it well then, sponge it with white vinegar and let it absorb for at least 40 minutes. After that, the live-in maid can rinse it well.
We want to help the Indonesian maid|Filipino maid|Myanmar maid improve in her laundry duties. We hope you got something from these tips.
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