Four Laundry Hacks To Keep Clothes Fresh And Clean During Rainy Days

Posted on Aug 30 2016 - 11:36am by Lanie

Following the El Niño phenomenon that brought drought to many regions of the country, the rainy season finally arrived, and the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration warned of the developing La Niña, which is predicted to take off late this year.

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Frequent rains brought by south winds locally tagged as ‘Habagat’ have started to pour down and won’t go away anytime soon no matter how often kids recite that nursery rhyme. Aside from traffic woes, health concerns and other worries related to the wet season, one of the most frustrating things moms have to deal with is keeping the clothes clean, dry and ready to wear despite the gloomy weather outside.

Dad’s slacks and polos for office, kuya’s school uniform, ate’s favorite Sunday dress, bunso’s comfy pajamas. There’s just so much to wash, dry and press and in so little time. Even when it’s raining cats and dogs outside, mommies can try these four laundry hacks to save the day.

1. Removing mud stains

Kuya comes home with mud splatters on his white school polo, no thanks to the hurrying car that sped by while he was walking near a rain puddle. If the stain hasn’t had time to seep through the fabric, hand-wash the part that has a stain first using a strong detergent, without wetting the whole fabric as the stain will just spread to the rest of the clothing. When the stain is removed, the entire garment can be cleaned in the washing machine.

Hanabishi offers fully automatic top load (HAWMD 170) and twin tub washing machines to suit Filipino households’ preferences and needs. As a consistent Kapartner ng Praktikal na Nanay at Bossing, Hanabishi makes available to the local market quality yet affordable products that stand the test of the seasons.

2. Ironing stubborn wrinkles

Mix 20ml of fabric softener with 80ml water in a spray bottle and spray clothes before ironing. This will allow the fabric to smoothen out wrinkles. To make life easier, the Hanabishi Flatiron Hi 89 has a built-in container and spray. Just fill the container with the mixture, spray and glide the wrinkles away!

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Who wants to iron the whole day away, especially when it’s nicer to curl up and take a nap when the sky looks dark and sleepy? But if ironing is really a must (because dad still has to go to office, no matter what), Hanabishi has multiple flat iron models to choose from. Most models have thermostat and thermal fuse features so they shut off automatically when they reach the

needed temperature. This avoids clothes from being burned. In addition, Hanabishi flat irons are non-stick, so they glide smoothly on different kinds of fabric without damaging the clothes.

3. Conserving electricity

Even if it’s tempting to dump all the clothes into the washing machine in one go to save time and energy, this practice actually uses more power and causes more friction which can damage the clothes. It’s better to divide the laundry into lighter loads and using shorter wash times per load.

When there is a high pile of clothes, Hanabishi has got it covered! Its Twin Tub Washing Machine series specifically the HWM 270 is equipped with a dryer that is high in power and low in electricity consumption.

4. Drying clothes

This is the most challenging part of clothing care this season! When there’s no chance to hang clothes outside under the sun, the next best thing is to spin dry in the washing machine. Although the clothes will not come out 100% dry because there is no heat dryer, it will only take a short time for the clothes to dry even when hung indoors.

Hanabishi’s washing machines offer quick wash programs for faster washing time. The fully automoatic models are easy to operate and do multi-tasking, meaning, it takes care not just of washing but of drying the clothes as well.

Semi-dry clothes hung indoors will benefit from an open window so that air circulates freely to help it dry faster. For extra faster drying time, semi-dry clothes can also be ironed first before hanging them in an airy room.

Rainy season is usually a stressful one to moms. Good thing Hanabishi is a great garment care warrior!

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22 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Celerhina Aubrey2016/09/12 at 2:45 am - Reply

    Nice hacks. 🙂 Challenge nga ang laundry kapag maulan. Kasi diba bumabaho? I didn’t realize it’ll be better nga if we iron it first.

  2. Coi2016/09/12 at 6:30 am - Reply

    Thanks for these hacks! We do the hack #2 when ironing clothes 😉

  3. Michelle2016/09/12 at 7:36 am - Reply

    These hacks ate definitely helpful. And my Mom does hack #2 as well. Our clothes are always mabango because of that trick hihi

  4. Arge2016/09/12 at 12:34 pm - Reply

    Glad to have read this laundry hacks! I would love to try the one about mixing fab con with water to spray on our clothes before ironing. I bet our newly ironed clothes will smell better 🙂

  5. Nilyn Matugas2016/09/12 at 9:52 pm - Reply

    We have a few Hanabishi appliances here at home. It’s reliable and affordable.

  6. Michi2016/09/13 at 1:56 am - Reply

    Nice list of hacks, I’ve tried number 2 na rin. 🙂

  7. Mommy Queenelizabeth2016/09/13 at 2:13 am - Reply

    Great and useful hacks here… I never tried doing #2 maybe i should try it now.. Thanks for sharing!

  8. Melisa Sanchez2016/09/13 at 7:32 am - Reply

    Great hacks, one of nanay’s problem during rainy season ay ang pagpapatuyo ng damit kasi pag di mainitan mabilis lang mangangamoy ang damit.

  9. Joy2016/09/13 at 3:08 pm - Reply

    Thank you for sharing these neat hacks! Glad that there’s Hanabishi to help moms during rainy season.

  10. Kati Allan-Balayan2016/09/13 at 8:31 pm - Reply

    Useful tips! One of my pet peeves is funky smelling clothes that didn’t dry too well.

  11. JuvyAnn2016/09/13 at 9:14 pm - Reply

    Houseworks nowadays have become easier – thanks to technology.

  12. Maria Teresa Figuerres2016/09/14 at 1:36 am - Reply

    We do Laundry Hack No. 2 at home. I’ve learned that from one of the helpers we’ve hired in the past.

  13. Teresa Gumap-as Dumadag2016/09/15 at 12:24 am - Reply

    I do some of these tips too sometimes. 🙂 But lately, since I feel tired doing many other things at home, I just send our laundry to the laundry shop although we also have an automatic washing machine.

  14. Maan2016/09/15 at 7:37 am - Reply

    Honestly I have to get our clothes laundered in a nearby laundry shop because it’s more time and cost-effective, but I still need ironing tips! I love the idea of that flat iron ha

  15. Mhaan Arambulo-Delos santos2016/09/15 at 2:49 pm - Reply

    During rainy season, we use extra fabric softener para mabango pa din yung mga damit kahit hindi inarawan. Thanks for the tips!

  16. Ma.Me.Mi.Mommy2016/09/16 at 5:22 am - Reply

    Great tools that we can really use these days! Super less hassle and eats up less of our time. 😀 When it comes to household chores, it’s really best to be wise and use hacks like these.

  17. Mamabel2016/09/16 at 11:20 am - Reply

    It’s too bad we don’t have a washing machine, it makes life way easier especially during the rainy days. Will definitely consider Hanabishi washing machines when looking out for one! Thanks for sharing!

  18. May Palacpac2016/09/16 at 4:00 pm - Reply

    ah yes, we do the spin-drying too and the spot washing to take out stains. I’m not very good with laundry though, hihi. A twin tub with a dryer would really be awesome to have.

  19. Ayi2016/09/17 at 6:32 am - Reply

    Great tips! Hassle pa naman to wear mabahong clothes and drying them out during the rainy season is a challenge. Thanks for sharing these tips!

  20. Berlin2016/09/17 at 1:56 pm - Reply

    Thanks for the number 2. Will follow that as I oftentimes find it hard to iron some blouses and shirts. Hope this trick would work.

  21. Neri Ann2016/09/18 at 11:13 pm - Reply

    Nice to know the hack #2. Thanks for dryer talaga! Especially kapag maulan.

  22. Angel Caronongan-Enero2016/09/26 at 1:08 pm - Reply

    Thank you for the info mommy, especially that #2, will try it 🙂

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