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You throw your new favorite red shirt into the laundry and when you pull it out, it looks very similar to a pink rose instead of the well-known vibrant red rose. Whether it’s the first time you washed this particular piece, or it’s been through a cycle or two, garment fading can sadly happen to all of us. If you happen to be guilty of not reading clothing labels or tossing your clothes in the washer with some detergent, then your brightly colored garments are probably suffering. Luckily, we’re here to help you out.

Wash dark colors together

First things first—separate your darks from your lights. Dark clothing tends to bleed color when in the wash. If you’re washing a red shirt with a white button down, chances are good that stark white shirt will be a lovely shade of pastel pink. when it’s done in the wash. To prevent this from happening, keep similar shades of clothes together. Lights with lights. Darker tone with darker tones.

Turn your Clothes Inside Out

Fading and general wear and tear can easily be prevented by turning your clothes inside out before washing. Sadly, to say most people do the opposite, big mistake. The agitation of the washing machine can wear down the fibers of your clothing and since no one sees the inside of your favorite T-shirt, turn it inside out to preserve those fabulous colors and prevent fading.

Read the Care Label

Those pesky tags aren’t just in your clothes to make you itchy and uncomfortable! They are there to let you know how to properly wash your garment. What appears to be a regular old shirt may need to be washed in cold water only to prevent fading. Reading the label will save you a lot of heartache when it comes to your clothes.
Wash clothes in Cold Water
Even if the care label suggests washing your clothing in warm or hot water, laundry detergents have come a long way in these upcoming years. Chances are your detergent will perform just as well in cold water as it will in hot. Cold water drastically reduces color bleeding, extending the colorful life of your clothing.

Do not Over Dry

While it’s easy to let your laundry sit in the dryer for an extended amount of time, it’s particularly bad for dark and bright colored garments. Over drying causes the colors to fade faster. Set a timer and remove your clothes when they are slightly damp. If viable, it’s better to line-dry your clothing. Just remember to turn clothing inside out if drying outside as the sun can also cause fading. Now with that being said let’s put these tips to work during this lengthy quarantine.

Gym traffic spikes at two specific times throughout the year: first in January and then again in late spring. Summer is officially here, which means you have to keep up your summer body. If this sounds like you, your smelly stack of gym clothes is probably beginning to pile up. since they take a beating from your body, they need a lot more care than your socks and tees. From your expensive sports bras to your Nike shorts, just know that here at Truxillo washateria we got your back. 

Turn Your Workout Clothes Inside Out   
When you wash your workout clothes, make sure to turn them inside out. Really smelly sweat, oils and bacteria from your body gets clogged on the inside of your clothing, allowing it to build up. Turning your workout clothes inside out before washing allows water and detergent to penetrate the source of the smells.   

Be cautious of Fabric Softeners  
If you’re thinking about adding liquid fabric softener to wash your workout clothes–don’t do it! Never add liquid detergent while washing your workout clothes. The fabric softener will coat the outside of your workout clothes, which will lock in any remaining bacteria and odor that’s lingering. that will take a whole lot of washing to get out. Fabric softener also breaks down the elastic fibers that give workout clothes their stretch. If you use fabric softener, you’ll end up with baggy, smelly, and dirty workout clothes.   

Skip the Dryer  
Most workout leggings and tops are made from high-qualty fabrics which can get damaged due to the high temperatures of the dryer. It may cause the fabric to shrink and maybe even melt. Workout clothes are normaly pretty expensive and no one wants their brand new workout clothes to melt!   

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spring just around the corner kids are most likely to go outside and play games. Such as kickball, soccer, football, and maybe even baseball.

Although these games are very fun and keep kids off the couch, they keep us adults in all day trying to get rid of all those dreadful mud stains. Well, Truxillo is here to make that 5 hour laundry day into at least 2 hours With of laundry cleaning.

Dirt stains are easier to get out than other stains, but it still depends on what you are wearing. The lighter the clothes, the easier it is to spot the stain. As you can imagine, getting dirt on anything white will make the stain look even more prominent. However, dirt stains can be removed with time to spare. Dirt particles are loose and have no bind, acting more like dust. A standard wash is more than enough to get your clothing clean of dirt.

Mud stains are what we really need to be worrying about. Unlike dirt, mud stains are thick and have multiple layers. Mud is typically mixed with water or some other substance making it heavy. Mud also seeps deep into the clothing.

The first step to removing mud from your clothes is letting it dry. When mud dries, it loses its bind and hold on the clothing. The next best thing is to shake the clothing off outside. The dried mud will dust off in no time, making your job even easier. Then, lay the clothing down on a flat surface and apply whatever detergent you want to the mud stains. Stain removers are great at removing mud. Let the detergent and/or stain remover do its job and allow them to break the mud apart. Make sure that your clothing is laying down flatly when you apply the chemicals. This can take time, but in the meanwhile you can catch up on your favorite shows.

There are even some surprising tactics to remove certain stubborn stains, like alcohol! According to Grab Green Home, vodka can breakthrough mud stains with ease. It’s also important to note that using a dryer could potentially make the stain worse, allowing it to set.

Even though grass stains are like mud stains, they are harder to clean. Unlike mud, grass stains aren’t thick and can almost go unnoticed by texture alone. The proteins in the grass rub off onto your clothes from sliding, running, and even sitting on grass. There isn’t really a guaranteed way to avoid grass stains outside, so learning how to get them out of your clothing is key. Fortunately, the methods for grass stain removal are essentially the same as mud removal. Begin with pouring detergent on the affected spot. Next, it’s important to massage the spot to make sure the detergent soaks into the clothing. Let the detergent rest for 10-20 mins, and then wash the clothing normally. 

Now that you know what it takes to make that 5h of washing in to a 2h day of washing, you can finally get the rest you need.  


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With it being close to fathers day it would be good to simply give you dad some new clothes. Not letting him hold on to his old clothes from the late 80s to early 90 is not a crime. Everyone loves getting new clothes, but no one likes when you wash those new clothes and they shrink. He would want that polo shirt or pair of jeans to fit him just as perfectly as they did when you first tried them on. That’s why i want to help you keep his  new gifts around for a long time. Here are some very helpful and important tips on how to keep your new clothes from shrinking:


Always Read the Labels Before Washing

When it comes to washing your new clothes, it is important to always read the label to see what type of washing is needed. Some items may be strictly dry cleaning, while others may be machine washable but delicate. Some clothing may need to be washed in warm water, others in cold. you also need to pay attention on how you dry your clothes , as some items require more time, or some clothing types are recommended to be hung up to dry. With there being many different types of clothing and washing recommendations, it’s important to simply read the labels.


Using Hot Water Creates More Risk of Shrinking

When you wash clothing in hot water, more damage is caused to the fabric. The more you wash your clothes in hot water the more the fabric will wear and tear. While using cold water may not clean your clothes as much as hot water, it will lower the risk of shrinking and tearing.


Air Dry Your Clothes

Most often, clothes become damaged in the washer or dryer if the proper cycle is not chosen. You should not leave your clothes in the dryer too long, as this could cause shrinkage. By air drying your clothes, you will be avoiding the risk of damage that is caused by a rough drying cycle. It also helps save energy ,water ,and money.


If You Chose Not to Air Dry, Use a Lower Heat Setting

You may not want to air dry your clothing because you feel that it takes too long or you just don’t have the space. Instead, you can start drying your clothes on a lower heat setting and then remove them while they are still damp. You can then allow them to air dry and doing that will safely dry your clothes. This will decrease the risk of over heating/drying your clothing


I hope this article helped you out. Don’t forget before yoto wash them using our helpful tips. Please enjoy your fathers day with your family.


Are you tired of buying shirts over and over again due to yellow underarm stains? There is nothing more annoying than underarm stains when it comes to your wardrobe. It happens to everyone. At times, it can be very embarrassing. Are you ready to demolish and beat underarm stains in your very own home? Well now is the time to save your money and remove those stains in a natural way all on your own..


  1. Dish Soap: removing underarm stains from your shirts is easier than you think! Just remove those stains with dish soap! Mix 1/3rd dish soap with 2/3rd of hydrogen peroxide and gently rub together where the stain is located.
  2. Salt: try salt! Not only in the kitchen, its also useful on stains. 4 tablespoons of salt in 1 liter of hot water does the trick.
  3. Cold Watergently rub and soak your yellow underarm stained shirts in cold water. DO NOT USE HOT WATER! It would set the stain instead of remove it
  4. Aspirin: aspirin is used in many diffrent ways. If you want to remove those underarm stains immediately – crush 2 aspirins and mix the powder in ½ cup of warm water. Gently soak the stained area for about 2-3 hours, and then wash.
  5. Lemons: lemons may be yellow but they are really good for lifting gross underarm stains. All you need is lemon juice and cold water for awesome results

Now that you have all these great tips on cleaning those nasty underarm stains,get them clean!

Have you ever wondered who those people that like to fold laundry are?  Whelp, they exist and they enjoy folding their laundry.  Many find it as a way to pass the time on a relaxing weekend afternoon. It may appeal to their organized nature, or act as a way to focus their attention on an easy task other than stressing out about work.   Others are not so fond of the activity. To these people, folding the laundry is a dull chore, one that is better off being replaced by just stuffing one’s clothes in an empty drawer. However, there are certain advantages that come with folding your laundry properly, and may just make the task worth it.


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  1. For example, folding your articles of clothing allows for you to have much more room to store them. Whether you are putting laundry away in a drawer, or packing up for a trip, you will be provided much more volume by reducing the amount of space each individual article takes up. This way, it is easy to store everything in one contained area, rather than having to find a new spot to put away the clothes that wouldn’t fit with the rest.
  1. Folding greatly reduces the amount of wrinkles and creases in your laundry. When you go out in a new shirt or pair of pants, you want to look your best. Wearing smooth properly-folded attire both looks good and feels right.
  1. Folding your laundry can make it last longer. Folding your laundry, as opposed to hanging or bunching the clothing, reduces tugging and pulling. This can help extend the lifespan of the clothes, as well as prevent and pulling at the seams or fraying of edges.
  1. Organization is key for a peaceful daily routine, and folding your clothes is a key part of organizing. Folded clothes in a stack are easy to access, and to group together with articles of a similar nature. This process will make your life much easier than attempting to locate a certain piece of clothing in an unmanageable pile.

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Spring is here and it’s a great time to do some spring cleaning, plant some flowers and open your windows for some fresh air. There is no better time to spend outdoors in Houston, Texas, unless you have allergies of course then the spring season. There are many outdoor activities, sporting events and barbeques to attend and while these may be fun often times you leave with some serious stains on your clothes. It can be difficult to get mustard or ketchup stains off your white shirt or remove pesky grass stains from your soccer or football uniform. Oftentimes it appears that your clothes are ruined for good, but don’t fret because we have some laundry tips that will have your clothes looking fresh and new again!

Below are some of the most common stains and how to get rid of them.

SWEAT STAINS – It’s Hot & Humid Houston and residents know very well about perspiration and the stains it causes. The body needs to perspiration because it helps keeps it cool, but over time this bodily fluid can start to make stains on clothes which is unattractive and may ruin your clothes. Below are step by step instructions for removing stains caused by sweat and perspiration:

Step 1: Assess whether the sweat stain is old or new. If it is old it may have started to change the color of the fabric because of the acidity of the perspiration.
Step 2: When removing an old stain you should apply white vinegar to the stain, and let it sit for approximately 30 minutes or if it is a new stain, then you should apply ammonia to it, and let it sit for approximately 30 minutes. (Be sure to test the ammonia in an inconspicuous area first to make sure it will not damage the fabric.)
Hint: Do not apply both ammonia and vinegar to the stain at the same time.
Because vinegar is a mild acid, and ammonia is an alkaline solution, they will just neutralize the effectiveness of both if combined together.
Step 3: Rinse either the vinegar or ammonia from the fabric.
Step 4: Apply a laundry pretreater containing enzymes, or blot liquid laundry detergent containing enzymes onto the stained area and let it sit for 30 minutes.
Step 5: Wash in the hottest water the garment will allow to get out the spot.
Hint: Make sure it is gone after washing, but before you place in the dryer or you may set it. Repeat if necessary.
Step 6: For really stubborn sweat stains you can also try relaundering with either chlorine bleach, if safe for the fabric, or color safe bleach if not, in the hottest water also safe for the fabric.

GRASS STAINS – Stains caused by grass are problematic to remove because they are a combination of dirt and grass and they also set in pretty quickly. The faster you act to remove the stain the better the outcome.

Step 1. Pretreat the stain with a paste of powdered laundry detergent that
contains enzymes. Alternatively, you can also use baking soda and dish soap to create a paste or one of my favorites stain remover that is super convenient is Carbona Stain remover. You may find these at HEB, Walmart or Krogers Supermarket. Carbona Stain remover is Divine!

Step 2. Wash in the hottest water possible for the type of garment being cleaned and if possible use a color safe bleach. Before you move the garment to the dryer make sure the stain is gone otherwise you the dryer may set the stain in for good. If the stain doesn’t come our then repeat the steps above or soak stain overnight.

KETCHUP STAINS – Our family loves ketchup! It’s a necessity for our outdoor barbeques and we all know that ketchup stains with kids are inevitable and some adults too. Again, on must move quickly to remove ketchup stains.
Step 1. Scrap off any excess ketchup on the garment.
Step 2. Turn the garment inside out and run under cold water to flush out the ketchup
Step 3: Apply liquid detergent to the stained area and soak for 30 minutes
Step 4: Rinse with cold water
Step 5: Sponge the area with white vinegar, make sure to use a clean white cloth. A microfiber one is best.
Step 6: Rinse again with cold water
Step 7: Pretreat the stain with prewash stain remover
Step 8: Wash in the hottest allowable water and use a color safe bleach
Note: Make sure the stain is gone before you put in the dryer. Repeat the steps above is necessary.

MUSTARD STAINS – Oh those pesky bright yellow mustard stains. Again with most stains, the quicker you begin treatment the better.

Step 1: Scrape off any excess mustard from the fabric.
Step 2: Turn the fabric, inside out, under the cold water to flush out as much of the condiment as possible.
Step 3: Pretreat the stain with a prewash stain remover.
Step 4: Wash in the hottest water the garment will allow to get out the stain, and use a color safe bleach.
Step 5: Check to see if the stain is gone. If not, then rub glycerin into the spot with a soft brush or your fingers, and let it sit for approximately 15 minutes.
Step 6: Rinse the stained fabric off with cool water.
Step 7: Repeat step 4, and rewash the item.

Note: Make sure the stain is gone before you put in the dryer. Repeat the steps above is necessary.

A few years back, I was on my way to meet a contractor to pay him for a job he had completed for me.  The contractor lived in some apartments adjacent to this neglected and abandoned laundromat.  The laundromat was severly damaged due to Hurricane Ike and was for sale.   As I looked at this laundromat I wondered what happened to this business?  Why did it close?  Was it ever successful and, if so, what happened?  Would it be possible or smart to revive this business and, if so, would the customers return?  You know the types of questions any entrepreneur will ask themselves when they see a potential opportunity.  However, within a matter of seconds I had quickly talked myself out of this opportunity.  After all, what do I know about the laundry business?   My contractor arrived and I paid him his cash.  I drove away without another thought regarding this abandoned, neglected close laundromat.     

A few months later, I had to meet the same contractor again to make another payment on the job.  To my surprise the building was still for sale – boarded up and looking neglected, just like before.  I thought to myself why hasn’t anyone purchased this business?  So I took down the contact information just because my gut was a bit stronger and leaning more towards analyzing this opportunity than before.  I decided to ask my contractor if he knew anything about this business and, if so, what did he know.  Well, this was like opening up pandora’s box because not only did he know the history of the existing business but he also knew the previous owners who eventually ran the business into the ground.  He told me that this business had served the community for many years and that he believe that it still could if someone would take a chance and bring it back to life.

So, I decided to conduct some due diligence.  I went to every laundromat in the nearby area to check out the competition and this is where things got REAL.  The laundromats were deplorable!  I couldn’t believe that they were operating under such neglected conditions.  Many of the laundromats were dirty, had broken equipment,  people loitering outside, no amenities such as WIFI, TV’s, snack machines and laundry baskets.   The most appalling was many didn’t have central air conditioning.  Can you image a laundromat in Houston operating without air condition especially in the summer months?    Well, after my visits to the competition it was pretty clear to me that the people who lived in the community deserved better and I wanted to provide a better overall experience for them.

So, I called that number on the for sale sign and bought the business.  I reached out to vendors, laundromat owners and anyone who had experience in this type of business.  I took on this task and it was bumpy, gritty, hard and costly but my I was so proud when I opened the doors almost 9 months later.  The business was spotless, we had air conditioning, working equipment, TV’s, WiFi, sitting areas, laundry baskets, snacks and drink machines.  Customers gave instant positive feedback.  The business grew over the months as well as positive feedback.  I had many customers tell me stories about when their grandmother’s useed to bring them to this laundry as kids and now they are in their 50’s or how they use to come to wash here decades ago but stopped coming because it was so run down.  These type of stories are priceless.

I enjoy running this laundry because it provides a much needed service with respect and dignity.  I’ve met so many good, hard working class people over these past 9 years.  I even had a chance to watch some of their kids grow and it’s a pleasure to serve them.