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11 Chores You've Been Doing Wrong All Along

Bob Vila Logo By Jamie Birdwell-Branson of Bob Vila | Slide 1 of 11: <p>When doing <a href="http://www.bobvila.com/slideshow/8-low-cost-upgrades-for-a-hassle-free-laundry-room-48595?#.WE74C5IrJE4">laundry</a>, many people fill the cap to the brim with detergent. As it turns out, though, there’s merit to following the directions on the packaging. Using too much soap will make your clothes feel greasy, and the suds can trap excess bacteria in the creases of the fabric—yuck!</p><br><p><strong>Related: <a href="http://www.bobvila.com/slideshow/9-smart-hacks-for-laundry-day-48512?#.WE74BpIrJE4">9 Smart Hacks for Laundry Day</a></strong></p>

Using Too Much Laundry Detergent

When doing laundry, many people fill the cap to the brim with detergent. As it turns out, though, there’s merit to following the directions on the packaging. Using too much soap will make your clothes feel greasy, and the suds can trap excess bacteria in the creases of the fabric—yuck!


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