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How to use fabric softener

Do you want to make sure your clothes stay super soft & comfortable? It's important to use fabric conditioner correctly, find out how with our useful guide.


how to use fabric softener

Using a fabric softener (also known as fabric conditioner) like COMFORT has many benefits. It can infuse your clothes with a fresh scent and – as the name suggests – they make your clothes soft. There are additional benefits to using fabric softener: it reduces the static clinginess of your clothes; and can also help fabric dry quicker; and make clothes easier to iron.

There are, however, a couple of tricks to get the best out of your fabric softener, as well as some important things to avoid. Here then is a quick guide to how to get the best out of your fabric softener.

Fabric conditioner can make your clothes smell clean and fresh ­– but remember to follow the directions on the label when you are using it. If you use too much, it won’t have the same effect!

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How to Use Fabric Softener

There are different ways to use fabric conditioner, depending on if you are using a fully automatic washing machine, a semi automatic washing machine, or if you are washing your clothes by hand. Always be sure to read the directions on the label of your fabric softener, and check the care labels of your clothes before using it.

Using Fabric Softener in Fully Automatic Washing Machines

  1. In most automatic washing machines, fabric softener should be added to a part of the drawer where you add detergent – the location of the fabric softener section can vary between machines, so be sure to check your washing machine’s manual.
  2. Most fabric softeners are in liquid form and generally come with a measuring cup or in a sachet.
  3. Fill the cup according to the instructions on the label of the bottle: adjust the amount of fabric conditioner you use according to the size of the load.
  4. Pour the fabric softener from the cup into the relevant drawer, and the machine will add the softener into the wash during the rinse cycle.

Using Fabric Softener in Semi Automatic Washing Machines

If you’re using a semi-automatic washing machine, then you just need to add the correct amount of fabric conditioner to the last rinse.

Using Fabric Softener when Washing by Hand

If you’re washing by hand, you can still use fabric conditioner at the end of the washing process. Add the recommended amount of fabric conditioner into a bucket of clean water for the final rinse. Let the clothes soak in the bucket for five minutes, and then remove the clothes. You don’t need to rinse the clothes again – just hang them up to dry!

What to Avoid When Using Fabric Softener

It’s important to follow the directions on the label whenever using fabric softener – this way, you can be sure that you will get the best results.

Don’t let fabric softener come directly into contact with clothes, as it could stain and spot them.

There you have it! Clean, soft, and fluffy towels with minimal effort!

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