Clothing is the way people present themselves to the world. They make a statement. In addition to that, clothing is important. It protects you from the elements of the world. It keeps you cool in the heat and keeps you warm in the cold. With all that clothing does for a person, it only makes sense to take care of it.
Doing laundry keeps clothing clean from the day to day accumulated dirt that occurs. It keeps your clothes both looking and smelling wonderful. However, laundry hasn’t changed a whole lot over the years. In the end, it comes down to washing clothing, and then drying it out. The only things that have changed are the technology of the tools used. However, laundry now provides some nice little extras. The smells available with fabric softener are incredible. There are even scent boosters to push your laundry to an even better place!
Laundry detergent is the first consideration for most people when it comes to getting their clothing clean. For many people, it’s the only consideration, so they need to be very careful about it and pick one that does many things. When choosing a detergent, the make of the washing machine should be taken into consideration. If you own a high efficiency device, it’s best to choose a detergent that is also high efficiency. The type of detergent also matters. Typically detergent will come in liquid, powder or pod form. Pod form is the most convenient as you simply toss one in with each load, but is the most expensive and arguably the most wasteful.
Laundry detergent will be responsible for maintaining colors of clothing. This means that whites and blacks should remain vivid. Colors need to avoid fading. It will also be responsible for keeping clothing from tearing, ripping or otherwise being damaged. Some popular laundry detergent brands include:
- Arm & Hammer
Fabric softener works to help laundry avoid annoying static or wrinkle up. In addition to that, fabric softener tends to make clothing feel softer and more inviting to wear. Wonderful scents are also added.
Fabric softener tends to come in a few forms. Liquid fabric softener can be added during the wash cycle. Dryer sheets have been the most common form for a long time and are added during the drying cycle. There are also dryer bars. These are stuck to the drum of the dryer and release with each time the dryer is used. Some popular fabric softener brands include Bounce, Downy, Snuggle and many of the same brands that create laundry detergent.
To really take your laundry to the next level, scent boosters are the logical choice. Laundry detergent and fabric softener companies have recognized that people love the way they make their clothing smell. The smell of putting on a fresh shirt is fantastic. Scent boosters provide a way to extend that.
Most scent boosters are added during the washing cycle. They are made up of beads, which will dissolve and provide extra scent to the clothing during the cycle. This scent lasts for a much longer period of time than it does when delivered through laundry detergent or fabric softener. Scents from fabric boosters can often still be noticeable after 10 to 12 weeks later.