Laundry Tips During The Rainy Season

Laundry Tips During The Rainy Season

Being a hands-on mom and wife isn’t easy but it’s something that I like to do simply because I love taking care of my family and I only want the best for them. I have to say that I’m quite meticulous when it comes to washing their clothes. I use the washing machine for bedsheets, blankets, curtains etc. but when it comes to their clothes, I hand wash them. Not only do they have to be spotless, they have to smell really nice. However, with the frequent bad weather, the whole laundry process is more tedious. Garments take longer to dry and they smell “kulob” when dried indoors.

Laundry Tips During The Rainy Season

No need to worry though since there are things that you can do to make doing laundry easier during rainy days. When using your washing machine do a short, water-only cycle to clean it out once in a while. Then leave the top open to let the drum air-dry properly so as to avoid smelly clothes. On your final rinse, use a fabric conditioner like Downy to get rid of the “kulob” smell.

Laundry Tips During The Rainy Season

Stubborn stains from mud can be removed by spot-treating them with detergent. Allow the mud to dry first then when it’s dry already, use an old toothbrush to get it off. Wash as usual afterwards. Floods are pretty expected when it’s raining hard so it’s normal to get flood-stained clothes. To avert the spread of bacteria to your other garments, wash flood-stained clothes in a separate load. In your last wash, use an anti-bacterial fabric conditioner to kill the germs and to leave your garments smelling fresh. It’s also important to wash dark-colored clothes inside and out to get rid of tiny mud stains.

Laundry Tips During The Rainy Season

If you don’t have an indoor drying rack, make do with makeshift ones like a shower curtain rod, open doors, or a clothesline tied from one end of the room to another. You can also use the warm area at the back of your refrigerator to dry small clothes and wet shoes.

Laundry Tips During The Rainy Season

Another tip is to use a quick-dry fabric conditioner on your last rinse to quicken the drying process. You can likewise use an electric fan to dry your clothes.

Do you have more tips and ideas to share? Let us know in the comments below. If you find these tips helpful, don’t forget to share!

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6 Comments

  1. Shauna

    October 5, 2017 at 10:32 am

    Quick-dry fabcon? I don’t have a washing machine in the condo but there’s one DIY laundry shop near it. I might try this. Thanks for the tip!

  2. Cristy An

    October 9, 2017 at 7:10 pm

    We always use Downy at home to prevent stinky clothes most especially during rainy season.

  3. Sunshine Dacudao

    October 11, 2017 at 5:41 pm

    To make sure your clothes still smell good and stay clean even during rainy season, you may have them washed inside your home and hang wet clothes in open area. Of course don’t forget to use a fabric conditioner to ensure softness & fragrance.

  4. Anna Ferrer

    October 11, 2017 at 7:51 pm

    Downy is a staple at home because of its lasting smell. Never used other brand and no plan of changing.

  5. Blair villanueva

    October 16, 2017 at 1:42 pm

    Glad that Downy exists! Am a huge fan of it. Currently I have those downy mystic, rose and gold variant which I alternately use depends on my mood.

  6. Turknoy Travels 100

    October 16, 2017 at 6:41 pm

    We do this trick when traveling in hotel when we can’t be bothered to visit the laundromat. Sshhhh. We can see the difference.

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