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Beware Of These Cleaning Hacks That Can Ruin Your Clothes

A quick google search will bring up various videos that talk about  “Top 10 hacks to clean your clothes!” or “5 ways to wash clothes quickly!”  These videos are a mix of tips, hacks, DIY tricks, etc. Most of these hacks work but what we don’t realise is that they can also be harmful to our fabrics.

The hacks often work in the short term, but leave behind long-term effects such as ruining your clothes forever. Therefore, it's better to be safe than to be sorry by knowing which hacks one shouldn't follow. (If you like this one, share it with your friends and family. We’re sure that they will be thankful to you for it! *wink wink*)

Let’s have a look at those hacks you shouldn’t implement!

Using Coffee For Dark Fabrics

One of the most popular hacks revolves around coffee. According to this hack, pouring coffee while washing your dark fabrics helps keep them dark. Adding a cup of dark coffee while washing your dark fabrics can make them look darker and richer. 

The irony is, even if it works, it will leave behind coffee stains in the machine which will be passed on to the batch of lighter fabrics on your next wash! 

Excess Of Detergent Or Fabric Softeners

People have this notion that adding more detergent leads to better washing of clothes; even in the case of fabric softeners. As they say, excess of anything- even something good- can cause us trouble. This can be applicable to laundry detergent as well. 

Most of us do not know the negative impact of adding excess detergent or fabric softener. Adding more than the required amount of any of these two, leaves behind it’s residue on clothes. This residue is what leads to skin irritation, rashes and possible respiratory distress.

Using DIY Carpet Cleaning Solutions

Have you tried cleaning carpets? They sure are a task, mainly because they are prone to collect pollen, dander, and mold. Making use of DIY solutions or even store-bought carpet cleaners in that case can fail to get rid of these collected germs.  Hacks to clean carpets are often absurd to be put to use, as it is risky to use them, especially if you have a new-born residing.

Using Salt Solution To Soak Clothes

Salt solution is common to every Indian household for soaking their clothes in. It is said to save your fabrics from fading.

In reality, the salt solution being strong in nature ends up ruining the softness of the fabrics by making them rough. The more the salt , rougher your fabric becomes.


Cleaning hacks can act as a life-saver in some cases but in others, it can do more harm than good. It is essential that one knows which hack needs to be used and why. Simply making use of a hack that you came across on the internet can ruin your favourite fabric forever! Instead, skip this step and call Washho to get everything from your home to your clothes well and on time! 


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