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Guide On How To Dose Detergent When Doing Laundry

How to use the correct amount of laundry detergent

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Guide On How To Dose Detergent When Doing Laundry

A Guide On How To Dose Laundry Detergent When Doing Laundry

Laundry detergent is a staple in homes across the country. However, when it comes to using detergent, one of the most common concerns that people have is that they’re using too much detergent. After all, using too much detergent not only results in waste of the product, excess use can damage your clothes.

How to Use Laundry Detergent?

Before you can understand how much washing detergent to use, you should first check to make sure that you’re using your detergent properly. The way you use detergent varies depending on its format.

  • Washing Machine Capsules: Laundry capsules contain concentrated liquid detergents. They come pre-measured with the proper dosage, just add the capsules into the empty washing machine drum. Only once the capsules have been added should you load and start the washing machine.

  • Liquid Detergent: If there are stubborn stains, pre-treat the stains with a small amount of liquid detergent. Apply OMO auto liquid directly to the stain and rub gently into the fabric with your finger. When you are ready to wash, first load the machine with clothes then measure the laundry detergent dose and pour it in.

  • Powder Detergent: There are two ways to use powdered detergent: you can place the powdered detergent directly into the compartment drawer of the machine or measure out the powder and place it in a mesh bag. Then, load the mesh bag into the drum of the machine with your clothes and start. This allows your detergent to dissolve quicker. However, not all detergents can be used in this way, so check to make sure that this method is applicable.

Has your lifestyle during the Covid-19 lockdown affected the type of stains you get on your clothes?

How to use laundry detergent for white clothes is a question that is often asked. When washing white clothes, there are some important things to remember. Never mix white clothes with light colours, as the colour can run. Furthermore, when washing whites, it is a good idea to choose a detergent that contains bleach. Alternatively, you should pre-treat stains on your white clothes and then add a white booster along with regular detergent.

How Much Laundry Detergent Should I Use?

Once you’re ready to load your machine, you should make sure that you’re using the right amount of laundry detergent. Consumers have become more price conscious and are looking to cut down on unnecessary spending.

OMO recommends the right dosing suggestion for your preferred laundry detergent:

  • Liquid Detergent: The amount of laundry detergent that you use will vary on the concentration of the detergent. NEW OMO Auto washing liquid dissolves faster than a regular auto washing powder and is specifically formulated to penetrate deep into the fibres of your clothes, removing even the toughest stains faster. For heavily soiled clothes add one cap into your laundry.

  • Powdered Detergent: In a standard washing machine, you can use 1 scoop (180ml) for heavily soiled clothes and reduce this for less soiled clothes.

  • Capsules: OMO 3X capsules are Pre-dosed washing solution suitable for front loader and top loader washing machines. Use one capsule unless you are loading your machine with particularly stained clothes.

What Are The Benefits Of Dosing Your Laundry Correctly?

These are the benefits of correct dosage on your clothes, your budget and your washing:

  • Too much detergent can turn your white clothes a greyish shade, affect the brightness of the colours of your clothes, and leave fabrics feeling stiff and scratchy.

  • Keeping an eye on how much detergent you use can save you money.

  • And if you have already bought more detergent than you know what to do with, don’t worry. Laundry detergent uses do not just start and end with your laundry – you can make use of it for everything from removing carpet stains to soaking and cleaning your children’s toys!

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