Why does laundry get stiff?

Nothing can be as frustrating as putting on a shirt or a pair of pants only to find that it is as stiff as cardboard. This problem frequently happens to people who do not properly dry their clothes after washing. This can especially be true when using line drying to dry clothing. Luckily, going to your local Laundromat can prevent your clothes from becoming stiff and relieve some of your frustrations. Some people still, however, like their clothes to be as soft as possible. Here are some reasons as to why your laundry gets stiff and also useful ways to help soften your clothing.

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One great way to combat stiff clothes is by adding a fabric softener to the wash. You can find a variety of different fabric softeners at your local supermarket or grocery store. They sell fabric softeners with different types of scents and uses, so take the time and find one that is right for you. You can even get fabric softeners that are unscented and hypoallergenic for people with sensitive skin. For a more natural approach, add vinegar to the wash instead of a fabric softener. Vinegar has the ability to naturally soften clothes and eliminate soap buildup.

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Soap buildup is one of the most common reasons for stiff clothing. This is because many common laundry detergents use highly concentrated ingredients that need to be applied sparingly. Often times people make the mistake of thinking that using more detergent will make their clothes come out cleaner. However, too much laundry detergent will make your laundry stiffer because it will build up on your clothing’s fibers when putting them to wash.

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Ultimately, the best way to avoid stiff clothing is by going to a Laundromat that provides up-to-date equipment and that has the capacity to handle your laundry. Using the right fabric softener, using less detergent, and taking your clothing to a professional Laundromat will drastically reduce the chances of your laundry becoming stiff.

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LaundroXpress is Miami’s premier Laundromat and coin laundry. We offer our customers only top of the line washers and dryers so that you can be sure that your clothes come out the way you expect every time.

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Please contact us today with any questions.  (786) 294-0666




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