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  • Date Mar 15, 2023
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Laundry is a regular chore & it's easy to fall into some common mistakes that can damage & ruin both your clothes & your washing machine. Here are some laundry mistakes & tips on how to avoid them:

Overloading the washing machine

Overloading the washing machine can cause clothes to not clean properly & can damage the washing machine's motor. Always follow the manufacturer's instructions for load capacity, but a rough guide is that you should be able to fit the palm of your hand between the top of the washing load & the top of the drum. For larger loads, split them in to two & start by just getting the items washed that you’ll most likely need to wear the soonest.

Using too much detergent

Using too much detergent can leave residue on clothes, cause a build-up in the washing machine & ultimately is wastes your money. With Gymspin, you need no more than one pod per load to achieve elite hygienic cleaning.

Not sorting clothes properly

Sorting clothes by colour, fabric type & level of dirtiness can prevent colours from bleeding & fabric from getting damaged. It is a washing essential to take the time to sort clothes before washing.

Not checking pockets

Leaving items in pockets; tissues, notes, coins, can again damage both your clothing & your washing machine. Always check pockets before washing (there could be a tenner in there!).

Always selecting a high temperature wash

Too hot water can cause colours to fade & clothes to shrink. Cooler washes are better for the environment, your garments & your wallets. Gymspin has been specifically designed to provide best results on colder temps.

Not following care instructions

Different fabrics require different care instructions. Always check the label for washing and drying instructions & follow them accordingly.

Over-drying clothes

Over-drying clothes can damage the fabric, cause shrinkage & increase static electricity. If possible, hang out to dry without using the dryer (lower emission, lower costs). If using the dryer, remove clothing as soon as they are just dry or slightly damp & hang them to dry to finish.

Using fabric softener on everything

Using fabric softener can cause a build-up in the washing machine, make gym towels less absorbent & reduce the lifespan of some fabrics. For best activewear washing results, do not use fabric softener. Simply use one Gymspin pod. That’s all.

By avoiding these common laundry mistakes, you can keep your activewear looking box-fresh, extend the life of your washing machine, and save money on laundry costs. All wins.