Using a fabric softener (also known as fabric conditioner) like Comfort has many benefits. A fabric softener infuses your clothes with fresh scents and – as the name suggests – makes your clothes feel soft to touch.
There are additional benefits to using fabric softener too including reducing the static clinginess of your clothes which is a particular problem in winter. Fabric softener can also help the fabric to dry quicker and make your 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!
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.
Always 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!
Using Fabric Softener in Fully Automatic Washing Machines
In most automatic washing machines, there is a separate section for fabric softener but in some cases, it might be in the same compartment as the detergent. Be sure to check your machine manual for where to put the fabric softener in.
Most fabric softeners are in liquid form and generally come with a measuring cup or in a sachet.
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.
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.
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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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