Confession: I don’t trust my boyfriend to do the laundry. He does a fine job of washing his polos and work khakis, but I’m wary of his inattention to the finer details of laundering girls’ clothes. (Once, he forgot my bras and a linen tank in the washer for over a week.) I love my clothes—my essential striped tees, the perfect chambray shirt that took months to find, my goes-with-everything black cashmere cardigan—and finding out that he’d ruined something irreplaceable would break my heart.
Of course, caring for my clothes goes beyond insisting I handle laundry: it starts with a trustworthy laundry detergent like Woolite, which keeps clothes looking like new for longer by preventing shrinking, fading, and stretching. What’s more, Woolite is compatible with standard and high-efficiency washers and is suitable for hand-washing. The everyday formula is suitable for most clothes, while the darks formula is especially effective at keeping your dark-wash denim and blackest LBDs from fading.
Woolite became part of my careful (or “obsessive,” as my boyfriend calls it) laundry routine during my product test-drive. The routine starts with sorting: darks, lights, machine-wash, hand-wash. Any bras, cotton sweaters, delicate blouses, and lacy items go into special mesh bags to avoid snags. Tees and denim are turned inside-out. Before turning on the washer (always delicate cycle, cold water), I put in just enough of Woolite’s mild, sudsy formula for the load size. While the first load is going, I start hand-washing silk blouses and wool sweaters in a separate basin of cold water with a smaller amount of Woolite. At the end, I air-dry everything—so much gentler than the dryer’s hot, harsh air. The result: clean, soft clothes which look as good as new, with just the lightest of clean laundry scents. Now if only I could learn to entrust my clothes with my boyfriend the same way I do with Woolite.
Woolite® is specially formulated to protect from shrinking, stretching and fading. WooliteWashed keeps clothes looking like new, longer. Visit http://woolite.ca for more info.
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