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  • Your Laundry Routine On Your Pambahay Might Not Be Enough

    Ang inyong pambahay, exposed rin pala sa "bahayrus"?
Your Laundry Routine On Your Pambahay Might Not Be Enough
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  • Given the new normal’s work-from-home and distance learning setups, pambahay clothes have become our go-to wardrobe all day, every day. But what many of us do not know is these comfy outfits may actually be exposed to germs and bacteria—even as we stay at home.

    "Bahayrus" and bacteria can grow on house clothes, especially when it is exposed to "torture situations" like extended wear, cooking, and even playing. This can cause bad odor which, in turn, makes kids feel uncomfortable.

    Here are some common habits and practices that stimulate the growth of "bahayrus" and bacteria and what you can do to prevent it:

    Letting dirty clothes pile up

    Germs stick to our clothes before it reaches our body so don’t let your laundry sit in the hamper for weeks. Wash as soon as possible, especially the soiled and wet garments. Experts say bacteria can survive for weeks and grow in the piled-up laundry. The UNICEF also suggests washing or disinfecting the laundry bags and hampers.

    Washing clothes the wrong way

    Be mindful of how you wash your clothes, too. Improper washing such as washing too many clothes in one load, not cleaning your washing machine, or even letting clean clothes sit in the washer for too long can lead to bacteria buildup.

    To help prevent the growth and spread of germs so you can say "bye, bye, bahayrus," use a laundry product like Downy Antibac fabric conditioner. Fabric conditioners also help eliminate tough smells from clothes while keeping them soft and fresh.

    Shop Downy Antibac on Shopee, Lazada, or in leading groceries and supermarkets nationwide. For more information, follow Downy Philippines on Facebook.

This article was created by Summit Storylabs in partnership with DOWNY OMNIBUS.