How To Use Laundry Tablets?

Well, we know for a fact you’ve heard and used liquid and powder laundry detergent and we know you just love laundry pacs, but have you ever used laundry tablets? Did you just buy a pack of tablets and are wondering exactly how do they work? How many to throw in the washer? If you can indeed throw them in the drum or if they’re only to be used with a detergent drawer? So many questions! Don’t worry, we’re here to clear some of these doubts and to help you get the best results possible. We assure you, laundry tablets are very easy to use!

If you’re tired of crafting homemade laundry detergent, but don’t want to buy Tide pods or any other mainstream liquid or powder detergent, then laundry tablets are definitely an option for you; Persil Tablets is one of the most popular brands of laundry detergent tablets. These small but tough bad boys are very easy to use, come in pre-measured packets (much like laundry pacs), and are a safe laundry detergent option (if you buy any nontoxic or natural alternative, of course!).

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To use them, simply unwrap the correct number of tablets and pop them straight into the washing machine drawer or drum! Then wash your clothes as you normally would. Pretty easy, right? Some manufacturers suggest that for normal washes, two tablets are enough to deliver brilliant result. We recommend checking out the directions on the box of tablets and trying out different quantities of tablets and seeing how they work for you. Some laundry pacs manufacturers assure that you need two or more pods for best results when washing clothes, but we find that just one laundry detergent pod is usually enough. Using more than that would be wasteful. This may very well be the case with laundry detergent tablets, too. The only way to find out how many tablets work better for you is to try out different options!

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Another aspect that influences how clean your clothes come out of the washing machine is the water hardness in your home. Detergent lathers less easily in mineral-right hard water, so more detergent is required to achieve the desired clean. If you’re not sure whether you live in a hard water area, watch out for the signs! You are likely to have hard water if you have noticed that soaps or detergents do not create suds easily, if white limescale deposits form around your taps and drains, and if your clothes feel a little stiff, rather than fluffy, after being washed.

Laundry Detergent Tablet Tips! - Place the laundry tablets directly into the washing machine detergent drawer. If there is no drawer on your machine, place the tablet(s) at the back of the drum before adding clothes.

  • Always look at the labels on clothes and wash them according to the instructions and warnings that you might find there.

  • Low temperatures require a non-delicate wash cycle and higher temperatures are better for very dirty clothes.

  • Never overload your washing machine. Overloading means that most of your clothes won’t get cleaned properly and you could even damage the drum on your machine!

  • Avoid using washing machine tablets with a pre-wash, for hand washing or for soaking.



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