Due to our busy lifestyles, doing laundry at home can become another tedious task that we prefer to outsource to dry cleaners. To offer the best services and maintain customers, Priceless Dry Cleaners use fabric softeners.
Benefits of Using Fabric Softener
Fabric softeners contain ingredients that improve the feel of fabrics. Regular use of fabric softener reduces the stiffness and harshness of some fabrics that are naturally less comfortable. It may even help sheets and towels that are hung outside and stiffen as a result of direct sunlight and washing ingredients. Who does not like drying off with fluffy towels or crawling between soft sheets at night?
There are a variety of fragrances such as fresh, exotic or floral scents. They are not only used to freshen laundry. Softeners are used in gym bags, cars, and suitcases to reduce unpleasant odors.
Fabric softener containers can also reduce wrinkles in clothes. Though some clothes must be ironed, it reduces the amount of time to get a professional, fresh-pressed look. Stubborn and harsh fabrics seem easier to iron after regular use of fabric softener.
Types of Fabric Softeners Available on the Market
Liquid fabric softener
This is added to the washing machine or poured into rinse water. It should not be poured directly into clothes because it can stain if not properly diluted. Liquid fabric softener is available in a wide range of scents and is well known for its freshness, scents, static removal and wrinkle reduction. However, it can be quite expensive when compared to other types of fabric softeners.
Dryer sheets are made of gauze-like materials that are thin and coated with chemicals. Once heated, the chemicals disperse onto fabrics to prevent static cling and soften clothes. They are preferred by dry cleaners because they are economical and easy to use. Instead of measuring the amount to use, you pull one sheet and use it on a load of laundry. They do not always perform as well as liquid fabric softeners.
Dryer balls are eco-friendly and cost effective. They feature a textured or spikes surface and can be reused. They are used by adding them to the dryer with the laundry. They lift and separate laundry to create room for air to flow efficiently in the dryer. They also do a great job of making clothes fluffy, soft and reducing static cling.
One of vinegar’s lesser known household uses is as fabric softener. Distilled white vinegar is the ideal option as an affordable and eco-friendly alternative to liquid softeners. Just like the liquid fabric softener, it is added to the washing machine through the softener dispenser or to rinsing water. Though it does not have a distinct scent, it neutralizes odors and whitens clothes. It is recommended for people who are allergic to perfumes and dyes.
There are numerous fabric softeners on the market that may work for your needs. There are so many choices according to price point, scent, or method.