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Truman Park apartments offer full-size washers and dryers for residents to enjoy, so you don’t have to drive all over Largo, MD looking for a laundromat. This month we are featuring several laundry tips from around the web for you to try out this month. Use our laundry tips for clothing that is fresh, crisp, and ready to wear.

From Country Living: Keep Colors Bright

Keep your clothing colorful and bright by sorting your clothing correctly. Country Living says that clothing should be separated by color and fabric. Turn your shirts and pants inside out and set your washer to the coldest temperature to keep them looking brand new. You can find more of Country Living’s laundry tips here.

From Martha Stewart: Readying Clothes for the Washer

Get your clothes ready for laundry day by sorting your laundry. Check your pockets for money, “[remove] pins or buckles, zip zippers, close snaps and hooks, and secure Velcro to prevent snags and abrasion. But don’t button buttons, which can stress the buttons and buttonholes.” Click the link for more of Martha Stewart’s laundry advice.

From Lifehacker: Wash Everything Properly

Look at the tags on your clothing to determine how you should wash each item. Following the directions on the tag will help preserve your clothing and keep your clothing in the best condition possible. Sorting your clothing by tag is a great way to prep your laundry.

From Wash Laundry: Clean the Lint Trap

Wash Laundry claims that forgetting to clean the lint trap “can lead to poor dryer performance and your clothes may still be damp even when the cycle is complete.” Remember to clean out your lint trap each time you remove a load of laundry from the dryer.

From Tide: Wash Your Whites

It’s not enough to sort your whites into one load of laundry. Regular white, white towels, and delicate whites all need to be washed differently. Tide has a wonderful guide to washing all of your whites.

We hope you’ve enjoyed our laundry tips! Do you have any laundry tips for us? Leave them in the comments. Thanks for reading our post!