How to Keep Clothes Looking Newer After Washing
Extending the life of your clothes – and towels, sheets, and upholstery – starts with helping them look newer longer. OxiClean™ products are all you need to power out stains, revive whites, protect darks, and fight fading so you can take care of your clothes and help them last.
Here are some common laundry woes that can wear out your clothes, and how OxiClean™ can help you solve them with powerful formulas that are family and fabric friendly.
How to Prevent Clothes From Shrinking
Shrinking or losing shape is one of the biggest reasons that people throw away clothes after washing and one of the most common laundry complaints. It’s no fun when you have an item of clothing that fits great, but comes out of the laundry too small, too short, or out of proportion. Shrinking usually happens from washing or drying your clothes using too-high temperatures, or from not following the directions on the item’s care label.
Many people think you need to use hot water to get clothes cleaner, especially if they are full of sweat and odor. However, hot water is rough on clothing fibers and can cause your clothes to stretch out of shape, shrink, or “pill”, also known as microfiber shedding.
To prevent shrinking, wash your clothes in cool or cold water, and use a detergent that’s designed to work well in all water temperatures. To remove sweat and odors in clothing, try pre-soaking items in OxiClean™ Odor Blasters Versatile Stain & Odor Remover before washing, which may use less energy and help keep your whites whiter and your colors brighter. OxiClean is free of chlorine and preservatives, so it’s safe on all colors and gentle on your clothing – without sacrificing performance or leaving chemical residues.
How to Keep Colored Clothes From Fading
Many detergents break down the fibers and dyes in laundry as they clean. This can lead to fading and losing the vibrancy of colors in your clothes. For your darkest, deepest colored clothes, OxiClean™ Dark Protect™ is specially designed to help prevent fading and pilling, so your favorite black t-shirt or jeans can stay rich and bold longer. Bonus: it’s made to work in cold water washes which may help your clothes last longer and reduce the amount of energy you use. Win-win-win.
To keep other colors bright and vibrant, OxiClean™ has a special Color Boost formula that’s safe for all colored clothing and machine-washable household items such as towels, sheets, napkins and pillow or cushion covers. The chlorine-free, oxygen-based bleach formula dissolves stains, brightens colors, and is gentle on fibers.
How to Protect White Clothes From Getting Dingy
Yellow sweat stains and dingy, dull white clothes can be frustrating and cause people to dispose of items before their time, contributing to waste. If your white fabrics have lost their brightness, you can revive them with a soak in the specialized OxiClean™ White Revive™ laundry booster formula.
Learn more about how to wear whites comfortably and how to whiten sheets and towels with White Revive™.
Treat Stains Right Away and Don’t Give Up on Set-In Stains
Daily living – and eating and drinking – while wearing clothes can put them in peril for tough stains such as red wine, grass, mustard, grease, chocolate, or blood. If you get a stain on your clothes or sheets (we know you sometimes eat in bed, it’s ok!), the best thing to do is treat it right away. Keep OxiClean™ Max Force™ Spray or Foam on hand to apply directly on the stain when you get it, and wash later.
If you missed a stain and now it’s set-in, you don’t have to resign yourself to throwing away the item. OxiClean™ uses the power of oxygen to break down even tough, lingering stains, so don’t give up hope on rescuing stained clothing from heading to the landfill. Pre-soak stained items in OxiClean™ Versatile Stain Remover and add it to your laundry cycle to boost detergent effectiveness and power out stains.
Good for Your Laundry, Good for Your Wallet
When you take care of your clothes with OxiClean™ you can fight stains, fading, yellowing, and pilling, helping them look newer and last longer. OxiClean™ helps you protect your paycheck and your clothes. Saving money never looked or felt so good. Thanks, OxiClean!