This is the method that I do laundry in order to keep my clothes from aging fast. I am not good at washing whites. That is something I definitely still need to learn. Most of my wardrobe is dark colors, so this works well for that.
Step 1: Add a little baking soda to the load.
Step 2: Add detergent. I only use about half of a cup. The main thing is to always go light on the detergent. You don’t need very much.
Step 3: Add your clothes to the washing machine.
Step 4: Set your cycle to the correct size, gentle, and cold water.
Step 5: When the washer is done, move you clothes over to the dryer.
Step 6: Add one or two dryer sheets.
Step 7: Set the dryer to knits/delicates/low, then start. It is important to avoid over drying your clothes.
Step 8: Fold your clothes right after drying to avoid wrinkles. I fold my clothes on my bed. I have cats, and that is one of the few rooms that they aren’t allowed in.
Tip: For faster drying, add a clean, dry towel to the load.