Tip for Ironing Your Clothes Like a Pro

For most people, ironing is the lease favorite laundry-related chore. Sure, it can seem like it is already time consuming enough to wash and dry clothes, and then fold them and put them away. However, when you have unwanted wrinkles in your clothes, you are going to have to make extra time to get wrinkles out of the clothes.

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Ironing involves using a bit more skill and the right temperature settings. Ironing requires precision and using the right methods for different types of materials and colors. With these tips, you will be ironing like a pro and getting through this chore much faster.

  1. Use the damp dry setting on your LG dryer for delicate clothing. It is easy to avoid unwanted wrinkles with delicates by not fully drying them in the dryer. Remove them when they are still slightly damp, and use your hands to smooth out any wrinkles, before hanging them on a hanger and allowing them to air dry.
  2. Cut ironing time in half by using aluminum foil. Take a sheet of aluminum foil and lay it in between the garment and the ironing board. The aluminum foil reflects heat back, upwards, and helps remove wrinkles from the underside of the clothing while you are ironing the top.
  3. Turn dark- and black-colored clothing inside out. Dark- and black-colored clothing can get an undesirable sheen if ironed without turning them inside out. For areas where you cannot avoid ironing the normal side of the clothing, place a slightly damp cotton towel in between the iron and the clothing.
  4. Use distilled water in the iron. Using tap water can result in deposits forming inside the iron, and these will eventually clog up the openings in the iron. If you run out of distilled water, boil a pot of water, allow it to cool, and strain it through a strainer. This will help remove most of the deposits from tap water.
  5. Iron in a back and forth motion. You want to iron using back and forth motions, and while keeping the iron straight. Circular motions can cause the fabric to stretch out and wear out faster.
  6. Protect embroidery and designs that do not need to be ironed. Place a towel on the ironing board, and then place the clothing face down and iron it from the back side.
  7. Iron clothing in the right order. Clothing should be ironed in a particular order to ensure wrinkles are removed. Start with the cuffs first, then move on to hems and collars, before ironing the main areas of the clothes. If there are pockets on the clothing, do those after the collar.
  8. Use cardboard to separate areas being ironed. If you want to keep the front and back of the clothes separate while you iron them, slide a piece of cardboard in between.

Remember to have plenty of hangers on hand while you iron, so you can hang up ironed clothing right away. Otherwise, wrinkles could return, and you will have to iron the clothing again. For more laundry tips or assistance in selecting a new LG Washer Dryer, please feel free to contact FJS Distributors, Inc. today at 1-800-875-1533.

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Tips for Saving Money on Laundry

When it comes to doing laundry, most people do not even consider exactly how much per load they are paying. This common household chore is not normally looked at like other household expenses, such as food and clothing. There is more to laundry costs beyond laundry detergent and fabric sheets. Hundreds of dollars, or more, is spent each year on water and electricity, as well as the costs for laundry appliance repairs and maintenance. With a few minor changes, you can reduce your laundry expenses.

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  1. Upgrade to a Ventless dryer. Vented dryers are a big electricity waster. In order to dry clothes, they draw air in, heat it, and then discard all of that warm air out the dryer vent. With ventless drying technologies, the heated air is recycled, resulting in a reduction in electricity use.
  2. Upgrade to an HE (high efficiency) washer. If your washer is ten years or older, consider replacing it with a new Energy Star® HE washer. HE washers use significantly less water and get your clothes just as clean as conventional washers. Plus, many HE washers offer more cycle options to fit with your laundry needs and help save some money on electricity.
  3. Cut down on the amount of detergent used. Most people believe using more detergent gets clothes cleaner, but this is not true. Adding extra detergent prevents the water from removing stains and dirt from clothing.
  4. Adjust water levels to match load sizes. Most HE washers will do this for you automatically by sensing the weight or level of the load in the machine. If you have a top loader with a water level option, change it to match the amount of clothes in the machine. You only need the water level to be at the top of the clothing.
  5. Wash more loads using cold water cycles. Hot and warm water cycles are not needed for the majority of laundry loads. By switching to cold water cycles, you will save money.
  6. Use less fabric softener. Whether you use dryer sheets or liquid fabric softener, a small amount goes a long way. Cut dryer sheets in half or thirds, and, with liquids, a quarter of a capful is plenty. Your clothes will still come out soft. One tip to know you are using too much fabric softener is if your clothing feels stiff.
  7. Hang clothes up to dry. If you are able to hang some of your clothing up to dry, either indoors or outdoors at least part of the time, you will not have to use your dryer as much, and you will reduce your energy costs.

For additional laundry tips and ways to save money, or to learn more about the latest Energy Star® HE washers and energy-efficient ventless dryers on the market today, call FJS Distributors, Inc. at 800-875-1533. We are a factory authorized distributor of LG and other washer and dryer brands.

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Teaching Children How to Do Laundry

Deciding what is the best age to teach children how to do laundry in LG washers and dryers largely depends upon the child. Some parents start their children off when they are still toddlers in diapers. Other parents put off teaching their children until they are tweens or teens. There is no right or wrong age to start teaching children how to do laundry.

Rather, it comes down to the maturity of your child and how well they can handle responsibility. In addition, you do not have to teach them every intricacy about doing laundry overnight, unless they are leaving for college the next day, and you put off teaching them when they were younger.

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  1. Get them involved at a young age. Most five or six year olds are delighted to help with laundry. This is a great age to have them assist with loading the machine and starting wash and dry cycles.
  2. Teach them how to sort clothes. When your child is seven or eight, show them how to sort clothes. Have them sort their own clothes and practice this task until they are proficient. Remember to have them check pockets for items, as well as to turn whichever articles of clothing need to be turned inside out.
  3. Show them how to use the washer and dryer. An eight-year-old is perfectly capable of selecting wash and dry cycles, and adding detergent and other laundry products by themselves. Some adult supervision may still be needed to ensure they are using the right amounts and using the right cycles, until you are satisfied they have accomplished this task.
  4. Teach them how to hang and fold clothes. You may want to get them a folding board to help them learn how to fold shirts. It is equally important to show them which items are appropriate for the dryer, and what items need to be hung up and air dried. Nine or ten is the perfect age to teach children this task.

Teach them how to treat stains and wash items by hand. Showing your child how to treat for stains and wash items by hand is a task that is best learned between the ages of eleven and thirteen.

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If you follow these suggested steps for teaching your child how to do laundry, by the time they are thirteen they will be able to wash and dry their own clothes. Most teenagers enjoy the added freedom of being able to do something for themselves, and parents appreciate not having to sort through the piles of clothes that always seems to end up on teenagers’ bedroom floors.

For other laundry tips and suggestions, or to shop for a new washer and dryer in one, or laundry sets, please feel free to call FJS Distributors, Inc. at 800-875-1533. We are a factory authorized distributor of LG and ASKO washers and dryers.

Tips for Solving Common Laundry and Stain Problems

Dealing with laundry and stain problems is something everyone faces at one point or another, whether you use a stacked washer dryer or an LG washer dryer combo. Before you throw out clothing, there are several things you can try to restore your favorite items to their former condition.

  1. Grayish-Looking Whites: White fabrics can start to yellow or turn gray, even if washing them on the right temperature. Hang whites outside in the sun, or boil them in a large pot of water with cut up lemons to return them to a bright white.
  2. Undesired Shrinkage: If your favorite pair of jeans or top feels a little snug, chances are you washed and/or dried it on the wrong temperature. Take the piece of clothing, dampen it with water, and pull on it to try to restore it to its proper size.
  3. Dried-In Wrinkles: Clothes left in the drier too long tend to wrinkle. One effective way to remove wrinkles without having to rewash the load is dampen a medium sized towel, toss it into the dryer, and rerun the drying cycle or use the steam feature on your LG dryer.
  4. Ink, Blood, Wine, and Tomato Stains: Pretreat the piece of clothing with a stain booster and set it aside for a few hours before washing in cold water. Verify the stain is gone before drying the clothing, as heat sets the stain. If the stain is still present, hang the item in direct sunlight and allow the natural UV light of the sun to remove the stain.

To learn about other tips for resolving stain and laundry problems, or for assistance in selecting a new LG washer and LG dryer for your home, contact us at 800-875-1533.

Eliminate Hazards of Vented Drying with a New Ventless Dryer

There are several household hazards associated with vented drying which are easy to eliminate by replacing your current vented dryer with a new ventless dryer. The first issue has to do with the limitations of the length of dryer venting ducts. Most building codes limit the length to only 25 feet in a straight line. If there are corners to go around, the acceptable length is less.

Another concern with vented drying is the types of materials used for the duct work. Some builders cut corners by using plastic venting. This is not safe because the plastic can become hot, melt, and start a fire. Dryer vent fires are also caused by built up lint and dust in the ductwork when they are not cleaned on a regular basis. Vents clogged with lint are a major fire hazard.

If you have a vented gas dryer, any leaks around the exhaust on the dryer and the vent ductwork allows the escape of dangerous carbon monoxide gas into your home. Dryer vents may come loose from the vibrations of the washer and dryer, no matter if they are side-by-side or stacked on top of each other.

The best way to avoid the dangers of vented drying is to use a ventless dryer. Options for ventless models include stand-alone dryers and combination washer dryers. For more information about the benefits of ventless drying, contact us today at 800-875-1533.

Which LG Dryer Model Is Best for Your Home?

One question home owners and renters face on a regular basis is deciding which LG dryer model would be the best one to use. Well, it depends, as each person’s laundry needs has to be evaluated based several factors.

  1. Is there an existing laundry room with a dry outlet? If so, you have a bit more flexibility in choosing the best dryer for your home. You could select a stand-alone ventless LG dryer. Another option if you are purchasing or replacing both a washer and a dryer is a combination washer dryer.
  2. How much space is available? If you have a limited amount of space and want a stand-alone dryer, it can be stacked on top of a compatible LG washer model. If there are height restrictions, an all-in-one washer dryer is a better choice.
  3. Can you remodel the home? If you are able to remodel your home, you have several options where you could install a new dryer. Renters who cannot remodel their homes will want to look at converting a washer dryer combo into a portable appliance.
  4. Is dryer venting an obstacle or a concern? Installing dryer vents is a major remodeling task. Dryer vents are also fire hazards, and provide easy access for small animals and pests to get inside your home. A ventless dryer is the best solution to these issues.

For more information about LG washer and dryer models for your home, contact us today at 800-875-1533.

Get Wrinkle-Free Clothes with an LG Dryer

An LG dryer includes several different drying options to ensure your clothes come out wrinkle free. You need to make sure to choose the best setting on the dryer which matches the load of wet laundry, including delicates, sportswear, wool, bulky items, cotton, mixed fabrics, quick dry, and manual dry settings. It is recommended to presort your clothes into their appropriate types prior to washing, such as sorting jeans from shirts, as well as lights, whites, and darks. For mixed loads, you can either use the mixed fabrics setting on the ventless dryer, or sort the wet clothes and dry them using the most appropriate setting.

Use the Radiant Heat from Your LG Dryer for Smooth Clothes

Once the drying cycle on the LG dryer has completed, you should remove the clothes immediately. The best way to fold clothes is to have a flat top laundry table, if you have a stackable LG washer and dryer, or use the top of the laundry appliances if they are installed side-by-side. The heat left in the clothing can be used to smooth out the fabrics and remove any remaining wrinkles, so you do not have to worry about ironing the clothes later. If you are putting the clothing on hangers, such as with dress shirts or dress pants, smooth out wrinkles first by laying them on the flat surface, and then put them on the hanger.

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