7 Ways You're Doing Laundry Wrong
Beyond sorting lights from darks, there's an art to getting clothes really clean, and chances are you're unwittingly making some mistakes. We asked laundry experts to give us the dirt.
Surprise! The washing machine itself needs an occasional cleaning, thanks to build-up of detergent, fabric softener, dirt and dead skin cells. (High-energy and front-loading machines are especially susceptible to mildew, according to The Laundress.) While commercial, washing-machine cleaners are available, Boorstein recommends regularly running a "rinse" load of hot water and bleach.