Six common mistakes you make when washing your clothes

Everything we know about doing laundry we learned in childhood.

"Most people will cook the way their mothers cooked. We learn laundry basics the same way - from our parents," says Jenifir Provateare, who has been developing products for the laundry industry for 20 years.

But it might be time to dump some of mum or dad's outdated laundry habits. "Technology has come a long way since our mothers started doing laundry," says Provateare, a product development manager at Nehemiah Manufacturing, an American consumer goods company.

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