Laundry Hygiene Tips to Prevent Germs or Illnesses from Spreading

During an average day, you’re likely to pick up a hodgepodge of bacteria and other germs from people and objects, some of which can transfer onto your clothes. On other days, you or someone in your household might be sick with a respiratory virus or a stomach bug.

In most cases, deep laundry cleaning is enough to avoid spreading germs and the infections they can cause (using a few extra laundry-handling precautions if COVID-19 illness is suspected or confirmed, per the CDC laundry guidelines. In other cases, you may just want to sanitize difficult-to-wash items or items in between washes.

Laundry Hygiene Tips to Prevent Germs or Illnesses from Spreading