How To Keep Your Laundry Fresh During The Rainy Season

Jul 27, 2021

Pile of dirty clothes inside a laundry basket

How do you keep your laundry fresh during the rainy season?

  1. Pre-soak your clothes before washing
  2. Maximize the use of spin dryers 
  3. Use a fan to help dry clothes faster
  4. Take out the finished laundry as soon as possible
  5. Prevent odor buildup by cleaning your washing machine
  6. Let clothes dry fully before storage

With the rainy season upon us, you must be ready to prevent kulob-smelling clothes. Because the sun is hiding behind the clouds on most days, you might be having difficulty drying your clothes now more than ever. If this happens, you have no choice but to do your laundry again—which is a waste of your limited time. But by making some tweaks to your routine and your trusty appliances, you will know how to keep your laundry fresh during the rainy season. Read on!

Pre-Soak Your Clothes Before Washing

Tough stains, weird smells, and accumulated sweat are hard to remove from clothing. If you speed up the washing process, you might end up with clothes that are still dirty and smelly! 

One good hack a #PraktikalnaNanay must know is to pre-soak dirty clothes before washing. All you need to do is fill your washing machine with water, add your detergent of choice, and leave the clothes for 30 minutes. After that, you can continue with your usual washing machine regime. This helps loosen up the stains and deeps clean your clothes so they’ll end up smelling fresher!

Maximize The Use Of Spin Dryers 

Maximize the use of spin dryers

One of the reasons why your newly laundered clothes might smell like kulob is because they might be drying too slowly. But during the rainy season, it might be hard to take advantage of the sun when drying your clothes. This is why it is helpful to have a spin dryer at home. 

If you’re looking for an affordable garment care appliance, you might want to take a look at the Hanabishi Spin Dryer HSD50. For a little more than 3,000 pesos, you get a semi-automatic device with a 5-kilogram capacity. This can significantly speed up the drying process so you can prevent the musty smell.

Use A Fan To Help  Dry Clothes Faster

In hot countries such as the Philippines, an electric fan is a must-have for most households. You might think that you don’t need it during the chilly and rainy season—but it helps dry clothes too!

If you run out of clean clothes to wear, you can simply place an electric fan in front of the drying rack to speed up the drying process. Just make sure to squeeze out the excess water first or use a spin dryer beforehand. An appliance like the Hanabishi High-Velocity Industrial Floor Fan HVIFF20PC provides strong airflow so it’s useful for drying clothes in an emergency.

Take Out The Finished Laundry As Soon As Possible

Woman taking out finished laundry from washing machine

If you own the Hanabishi Fully Automatic Top Load Washing Machine HAWMD175LX, your laundry chore will be a breeze. It has a 7.5 kg capacity so that you can wash plenty of clothing pieces in one go. It can complete the whole process of rinsing, washing, and so on—so you can sit back or finish other chores until it is done.

The only thing you need to remember is to take out the finished laundry as soon as possible. No matter how efficient your washing machine is, a weird smell will form if you leave your newly laundered clothes inside for a long time.

Prevent Odor Buildup By Cleaning Your Washing Machine

Due to regular use, your washing machine can slowly accumulate dirt and grime. When it doesn’t fully dry properly after use, the trapped moisture will also allow mold and mildew to develop—leaving your clothes with a weird odor. 

After using your washing machine, make sure to let the airflow in by leaving the lid slightly open. You can also clean your appliance by running a wash cycle without clothes. If you want to remove mold and mildew, you can use a bleach and water mixture in a 1:4 ratio. Aside from that, don’t forget to wipe the interiors for any residue build-up from time to time.

Let Clothes Dry Fully Before Storage

Let clothes fully dry before storage

Without a spin dryer during the rainy season, your clothes won’t have time to dry thoroughly. If you decide to store them in your cabinet while they’re still a little bit damp, the trapped moisture can make your clothes smell musty. 

If your newly laundered clothes are still a little damp, you can try to iron them using the lowest heat setting. This helps remove the moisture and gives you wrinkle-free clothes, so it’s a win-win! If you’re looking for a reliable flat iron, you can purchase the Hanabishi Flat Iron HI80T for only 665 pesos.

Key Takeaway

By knowing how to keep your laundry fresh during the rainy season, you can prevent kulobsmelling clothes! Just remember to dry your clothes as soon as possible, clean your washing machine often, and use a flat iron and electric fan if needed.

If you’re looking for these home appliances, you can visit the official Hanabishi store at the Lazada Mall