top of page

3 Laundry Mistakes You Never Knew You Were Making [Feat. WashHouse]

"Oh no, my shirt is stained with the other colour again!"

"Why is my towel always sticky and plasticky, unlike the one in the hotel?"

You probably need to watch the following video to know what you did wrong, and how you can preserve your clothes so that it always looks like a brand new one.


Discover these 3 simple hacks by Shazrin, the laundry specialist from WashHouse.

1. Direct to laundry

One of the most common mistakes people make with their laundry is pouring the detergent directly onto your laundry.

The detergent is designed to work in the diluted concentration, and direct contact may eat away at the colour of your clothes, particularly dark colour t-shirts.

What should you do instead?

i) Pour detergent to the washer

ii) Pour in water

iii) Load your laundry

This will avoid direct contact of detergent to the fabric.

2. Using fabric softener for all your laundry

Fabric softener works by lightly coating the fabric making it feel smooth, soft and stop any static from building up.

The problem is softeners are also hydrophobic, which means they also create a waterproof barrier.

This would not be so ideal when you’re washing towels and bed sheets.

What should you do instead?

For towels and bed sheets,

i) Substitute fabric softeners with white vinegar

ii) Wash with cold water only

3. Handling your lights and darks

Separating lights and darks would mean that instead of having one load to wash, you’d have two.

Well, the good news is you don’t have to finish ALL your laundry in one go.

A good workaround would be to separately wash the lights and darks on different days.

What can you do instead?

i) Separate laundry based on the source

ii) Prepare two baskets for your laundry for easy setup


We hope these ideas would make your laundry task less daunting and you will have your favorite tees looking nice like new longer.

This special collaboration is presented by Cross Nation and WashHouse together.

WashHouse has been one of our most successful startup clients since they started their business in 2017.

They are professional dry cleaners and laundry service provider with pickup & delivery services in most areas of Kuala Lumpur and Petaling Jaya. They take pride in providing customers with high-quality service with personalized care - targeted to achieve highest customer satisfaction.

If you’re looking to get your laundry done with the utmost care, make sure you go ahead to to book your pick up and delivery laundry service.

On the other hand, if you are looking to have high quality customised clothing to make your business to look great, or you would like to print T-shirt in Malaysia, make sure to drop us a message too. We’re always happy to assist!


bottom of page