Doing laundry might seem like a simple chore. Regardless of how you go about it--by hand or using a machine--the basics are fairly simple. But are you doing it the right way? It isn't just adding detergent to water and scrubbing until your clothes are clean. Read on and see how these eight tips can help you get your clothes as clean as they can be.

Want more home care tips? These articles can help you out:

(First published in Good Housekeeping Magazine, Your Good House Guide section as "All Washed Up" in April 2007; adapted for use in Female Network)

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