New Study Reveals America’s Laundry Habits

(HIB) – Whether you learned it from your mom or through trial and error during your first year in college, everyone has developed laundry habits that they’d be hard-pressed to break.

But how are Americans doing laundry, and are the habits aligned with what cleaning experts recommends. To find out, Maytag partnered with Omnibus Research to survey Americans to uncover some interesting stats around how we approach laundry day.

All Stained created equal? More than one-third (35 percent) of Americans say they treat all stains the same, and 42 percent of millennials are guilty of this. In reality, makeup stains, for example, should be treated very differently than grass or mustard stains, so check out this Stain Assist tool for specific instructions.

On Switching Loads: Two-thirds of Americans wait to switch to their load to the dryer after the washing cycle finishes. This is why Maytag’s new front load washer features the Fresh HoldĀ® option, which keeps clean clothes smelling fresh in the washer with an internal fan and intermittent tumbling that circulate air through clothes for up to 12 hours after the wash cycle ends.

Americans are going overboard with the suds: One-in-four Americans believe that more suds makes for cleaner clothes, but the opposite is actually true – experts say excess suds actually hold onto soils and redeposit them on your laundry. However, those with Maytag’s new front load washer can rely on the Optimal Dose Dispenser, which adds the right amount of detergent when it’s needed.

Everyone has their own idea of how to tackle laundry day, but clearly there are a few improvements we can all make.

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