The Costco Connection
Costco provides a full selection of cleaning products for all your clothes at your
By Linda Cobb
LAUNDRY SHOULD BE easy, right? You’ve
got a washer, a dryer and detergent. You
throw the clothes in the washer, they come
out clean, and you toss them in the dryer,
praying you won’t have to iron them.
Not so fast. Laundry is easy, but follow
these guidelines and you’ll be doing laundry
like a pro every time.
• First, don’t just pick up an armful of
clothes and dump them in the washer. Sort the
clothes, not only by colour, but also by fabric
type and weight. Rough fabrics, such as heavy
denim, can snag and damage delicate fabrics.
• Choose a detergent that best suits your
needs. Laundry detergent is available in powder or liquid form, and many brands have
additives to help brighten and protect the
colour of your clothes. It’s important to read
the instructions on the package and make sure
that you’re using the right amount of detergent
and the correct water temperature.
With detergent, using more doesn’t mean
that it will clean better. Too much detergent
can leave fabrics coated with a soapy residue.
If you are using powder detergent, be sure
that it dissolves well. If it does not completely
dissolve or if you are using too much, you will
find white powdery residue on your clothes.
With liquid detergent you can pre-treat a
heavily soiled area with part of the measured
amount of detergent you will use in the wash.
• Pre-treating spills and heavy soil is
vital, so keep a good laundry spotter on hand.
You can also make your own laundry spotters. For a great all-purpose spotter, combine
1 part rubbing alcohol and 2 parts water in a