A CLEANING expert shares secrets to keeping your clothes, like jeans, spotless – including washing them less often.
Caroline Solomonpopular online for tips on TikTok, offers the best approaches to jeans, bras and towels.
She acknowledged that keeping denim like Levi’s best-selling jeans clean can be a problem – but she also acknowledged that you can wear jeans for a while before you need to freshen them up.
she said MailOnline: “If your jeans start to smell funky, that’s a good sign it’s time to wash them — otherwise, you can wash them all about 10 times.”
She recommended turning the pants inside out and washing them in cold water to keep them from shrinking before hanging them out to dry.
However, towels should be kept clean more frequently, she says.
Caroline believes they should go in the washing machine after three uses, or at least once a week – and insists warm or hot water is the “most hygienic option”.
Linens should be washed once a week, adds the New York-based internet influencer, “as we sweat profusely every night.”
She says linens should be washed at the highest temperature listed on the label to ensure all germs and bacteria are killed on cotton or polyester sheets.
Like towels, pajamas should go in the wash “every few days,” according to Caroline, who added, “If you’re wearing a night sweater, then increase the frequency.”
The same applies here as with jeans: sometimes less can be more.
She noted, “If you shower before bed, you might even wait a few days longer — like five days.”
Bras should be washed “after three wears” – whether with a mild detergent or in “an optional mesh bag to keep them in shape”.
Pants, on the other hand, should be put in the machine after each wear – putting them in a laundry bag also helps them retain their “shape and elasticity.”
Socks, too, should only be worn once before washing, she points out – and you can extend their lifespan by turning them inside out on the gentle cycle in cold water before washing.
T-shirts can be worn once or twice before needing a wash, she added – again recommending cold water.
She has previously offered advice on swimsuits, warning against putting them in the washing machine for fear of shrinkage.
There was also online debate about a “space-saving hack” to help keep laundry dry indoors – and the idea of doing it in a similar way, but outside instead.
DIY solutions were also showcased to ensure laundry loads remain bright white. It recommended four must-have cleaning items – and also gave advice on how to keep trainers spotless.
Meanwhile, a psychologist has endorsed the idea of washing bed linen every week.