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Levels of Laundry Care

This National Public Health Week, we’re talking about cleaning practices for better health. When a loved one is sick, you want to care for them. Maybe you bring them soup or medicine. Maybe you set them up with a comfortable place to lay down in view of a television. But...

Clothesline Drying

It’s International Clothesline Week! Using a clothesline is a tempting way to save money and energy; helping both the planet and your wallet. But with it comes some considerations that you don’t have when tossing laundry in the dryer. Here are a few things to keep in mind when getting...

Which is Better for Laundry – Hard or Soft Water?

Can the kind of water you have affect your laundry? You bet. It depends on the water’s softness or hardness. Soft water aids cleaning. Hard water poses some obstacles to cleaning. Hard water contains minerals (mostly calcium and magnesium) which react with soap to form a curd. Soap curd can...

Want Your Clothes to Last Longer?

When it comes to doing laundry, sometimes we just get too busy to measure the detergent, sort colors and fabrics, or check clothes for stains before we throw them in the wash. It’s natural to want to just “get it done” but a few quick steps can help keep your...

Extending the Life of Your Clothes for Earth Day

Your laundry can help save the planet. When you take good care of your wardrobe, you can help the environment and toss fewer items for being faded or stained. Here are some tips that will help you keep your favorite clothes longer: Follow fabric care instructions – Those tags on...

Be Cool, Wash in Cold

Did you know that about 90 percent of the energy your washing machine uses goes toward heating the water and that many clothing labels recommend washing in cool or cold water? ACI wants you to know that washing in cold water saves energy and your clothes because proper temperatures can...