Laundry! We do laundry every single day! Everyday is laundry day to us especially with two teens in the house.
We all know how hot is in Kuwait and how strong the sun is! During the summer, there are alternative ways of doing your laundry other than the usual washing machine. The purifying power of the sun will help you save money and the environment!
Let’s talk mattresses, bed bugs and mites love the dark and moist environment of your mattress. However, these pests can’t stand sunlight, brightness and low humidity. Is it barbecue weather outside? Perfect! Stick your mattress directly in the sunlight!
Push those mites over the edge; strip off the sheets, brush off the mattress and vacuum it well. Afterwards, put the mattress directly under the sun, typically on a balcony or terrace. After leaving your mattress to roast in the sun for 3 hours, most of the mites along with their eggs won’t feel so much at home there. This procedure should leave the mattress mite free for a good while.
Caution: Latex mattresses should not be exposed to the sun – as the UV rays can damage the material and overheating may cause warping.
Sunshine isn’t all good!!
You’ll probably want your laundry dried by sundown but take care! You might be tempted to stick your best shirt in intense sunlight, however, if your laundry dries too quickly in the sunlight, it can damage and discolour certain fabrics.
Remember not to leave your wet laundry under the glaring sun forever; just 2 hours may be enough. Once the washing is dry you should bring it in, otherwise your beloved clothes can get annoying white stripes from the washing line. Since some detergents contain optical brighteners, clothes can get yellow or green spots, simply because of too much sun!
Tip: Turn your clothes inside out to reduce the risk of any stripes.
Gotta go do laundry now haha!