When it comes to washing your laundry, there are a few important tips to remember so that you can get the best results. The first of these is to always make sure you read the label and abide by the symbols on them. Ignoring them could result in your clothes becoming ruined.

You should always ensure that denim and shirts with embellishments are turned inside out before they are washed. This prevents fading. It should be noted that the cold water setting is best for delicates and fine fabrics, whereas the hot water setting is ideal for items of clothing that have been heavily stained.

Before washing heavily stained items, it is important to soak them first to try and loosen the stain. This is especially true for touch stains such as red wine and chocolate. Try pre-soaking the garment in a solution of water and bicarb before placing it in the washing machine.