Laundry Tips

Post-Vacation Laundry Tips: Cleaning your Summer Holiday Laundry ​

laundry load to the washing machine

After a fun-filled summer vacation with the family, the last thing you want to face is a mountain of laundry. The post-vacation laundry load can be daunting, especially with your kids heading back to school. But don’t worry – with the right approach, you can manage it efficiently!

1. Separate by Color and Fabric​


The easiest first step to take is to start by sorting your summer clothes into categories such as whites, darks, delicates, and heavy fabrics.

2. Identify Stains​


It is important to check each item for stains and treat them accordingly before washing. This guarantees the highest chance for a complete removal.

3. Pre-Treat Stains​


Summer holidays are a time for fun and adventure, but they’re also prime time for unexpected stains! Don’t worry—pre-treating these stains can be a breeze with a few simple steps:

  • Sunscreen and Oil Stains – Apply a small amount of dish soap directly to the stain and let it sit for 10-15 minutes before washing
  • Grass and Mud Stains – Use a mixture of water and vinegar or a specialized stain remover. Scrub gently with a brush before laundering.
  • Sweat and Deodorant Stains – Pre-soak in a solution of warm water and baking soda. You can also apply a paste made of baking soda and water directly to the stain.

4. Handle Delicate Items with Care​


It is important to separate the delicate items for a gentle wash to avoid ruining them.

  • Swimsuits and Cover-Ups: You can hand wash with mild detergent and lay it flat to dry completely. Remember to rinse swimsuits with cold water to remove any chlorine or salt.
  • Linen and Lightweight Fabrics: Wash these items on a gentle cycle with cold water to prevent damage and shrinkage

5. Dealing with Odors and Freshening Up​

freshening up clothes and getting rid of odors
  1. Musty Smells – To get rid of unpleasant smells, you can try adding a cup of white vinegar when washing to neutralize odors in clothes that have been packed for a while.
  2. Freshen Up Travel Clothes – For clothes that do not need proper wash, you can use a fabric freshener spray.

To Sum Up​

Coming back from vacation, we usually bring a luggage worth of dirty clothes. It is always important to manage the large load efficiently:

  1. Plan Ahead: Break down the laundry into manageable loads or Schedule a pickup with us and we will take care of it all for you!
  2. Prioritize: Wash the most needed items first, such as everyday wear and work clothes, to ensure you have what you need.

If you do not want the stress of handling your post-vacation laundry, Schedule a pick up today or drop by one of our outlets and we will do the work for you.

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