14 Laundry Myths That Are Ruining Your Clothes – Reader’s Digest

More detergent means cleaner clothes

One popular myth you’ve probably heard is that using more detergent means cleaner clothes. However, the truth may be a bit different. “Using more detergent doesn’t make it work extra hard. Instead, it can leave residue on your clothes,” Brian Sansoni, Senior Vice President, Communications, Outreach & Membership, American Cleaning Institute, tells Reader’s Digest. “You’ll probably just need to wash them again and over time these extra washings can make them wear out faster. Check the detergent label for how much detergent to use for your size load and washer, especially since many these days are concentrated.” If you’re not sure, be on the lookout for some of these tell-tale signs you’re using too much laundry detergent.