A cleaning expert has revealed how often you should wash everything from your pajamas to your bedding, and the proper way to wash them.
caroline solomon She’s a pro at turning the dirtiest areas spotless, often sharing her cleaning tips on her TikTok.
In addition to transforming different areas of your home, Caroline is also a specialist in making each item of clothing look like new.
Speaking to DailyMail.com, the cleaning expert detailed her best-kept laundry secrets, even revealing how many items you can get out of your jeans, bras and pajamas before tossing them in the washing machine.
Caroline Solomon is a cleaning expert who has revealed how often you should throw everything from your pajamas to your bedding in the washing machine.
Start cleaning! Wash your towels after three uses, bedding once a week, and pajamas every few days.
Caroline revealed for the first time how often you should clean your towels.
She said: “For really clean towels, wash them after every three uses or at least once a week.”
The cleaning expert also noted that you should use warm or hot water when washing your towels because it’s the most “hygienic” option.
“Unless the care label says otherwise, use warm or hot water (which is the most hygienic option) with regular detergent on a normal regular cycle,” Caroline told DailyMail.com.
Next, the professional detailed when you should throw the sheets in the washing machine.
“For really clean towels, wash them after every third use or at least once a week,” he said (file image)
He explained that when washing anything, you have to take into account how often you sweat.
“You should wash your bedding once a week, as we sweat a lot every night,” Caroline said.
Wash at the highest temperature listed on the care label to kill germs and bacteria on a normal or regular cycle (if sheets are cotton or polyester).
“Of course, read the instructions on your bedding label for best results.”
She then detailed when you should wash your pajamas, once again keeping in mind how much you sweat.
“Wash your pajamas every few days, but if it’s a night jumper then increase the frequency,” Caroline explained to DailyMail.com.
“On the contrary, if you shower before going to bed, you can wait even a few more days, around five days.
‘Be sure to read the label for proper washing instructions, but in general, to prolong their life, wash them in cold water and a mild detergent. To prevent shrinkage, air dry or tumble dry low.’
There is a RIGHT way to wash your underwear! Clean underwear and socks after each use, while bras can be washed after three uses.
Caroline shared that her socks need to be washed after each use and said that you should wash them in cold water to extend their lifespan (file image)
The cleaning expert also revealed when you should throw underwear, bras, and socks in the washing machine.
She advised that you should wash your bras “after three uses.”
Absolutely clean! Caroline’s Best Kept Laundry Secrets
- Use a mesh laundry bag for socks and delicates (and to avoid losing them)
- Add a cup of vinegar where you would normally add fabric softener to fluff up towels, deodorize clothes, and brighten garments.
- If in doubt, use cold water to prevent shrinkage and stretching. Cold water also protects the environment and saves you money.
- Wash dark clothing inside out to prevent fading.
- You only need one tablespoon of laundry detergent per load size
The cleaning professional also detailed the best way to make your underwear look like new.
“The best way to wash them is by hand with a mild detergent, but you can also machine wash them in an optional mesh bag to help them keep their shape,” he told DailyMail.com.
‘If washing in the washing machine, wash in a smaller load on a delicate cycle, followed by air drying on a drying rack.’
As for his briefs, he noted that they need to be washed after each use, adding that using a lingerie bag will help them keep their shape.
‘Underwear should be washed after each use. The correct way to wash them depends on the material, but it usually helps to throw them in a lingerie bag to help maintain their shape and elasticity,” Caroline added.
Wash on a gentle cycle with cold water, then tumble dry the underwear on low heat. To extend their life even further, you can air dry them instead of tossing them in the dryer,” he said.
He then advised on how often socks should be cleaned.
“Socks should be washed after each use,” he said.
Caroline even shared her secrets to extending the life of your socks by cleaning them.
‘Turn the socks inside out and then put them in the washing machine. To prolong their life and prevent the elastic fibers from stretching, socks should be washed in cold water on a gentle cycle,” he told DailyMail.com.
“You can air dry the socks to extend their life even further, or just toss them in the dryer on low after each wash.”
Casual clothes for the win! Clean your t-shirts after two uses and your jeans after 10
When it comes to her casual clothes, Caroline explained how often they should be washed in the washing machine, and her jeans should be washed after 10 wears (file image)
She recommends washing the jerseys after every other wear (file image)
When it comes to her casual clothes, Caroline explained how often they should be washed in the washing machine.
Speaking about the T-shirts, he explained: ‘Depending on how often you sweat, you can wash them after wearing them once or twice.
‘If you have a printed T-shirt, turn it inside out before washing it. Pay attention to your t-shirt’s washing instructions on the tag, but generally, t-shirts should be washed on the delicate cycle in cold water.
Below, she’s detailed everything you need to know about cleaning your denim.
‘When your jeans start to stink, it’s a good indicator that it’s time to wash them. Otherwise you can wash them every 10 or so uses,” Caroline told DailyMail.com.
She recommends paying attention to the care label on your jeans every time you wash them.
As always, read the care label on your jeans, but a good rule of thumb is to turn them inside out and wash them in cold water on a delicate cycle to prevent shrinkage. Hang dry jeans,’ said the cleaning professional.