The purpose of this speech is to inform my listeners on how to do
Forty-five percent of children don't learn how to do laundry until
leaving for college. Most children feel that it's not a necessary tool
they need to know until they are on their own. Having freshly
cleaned pants and blouses each day in your closet seems normal to
many kids, but before you know it, those wonderful days will in
fact be over. After today, most of you will no longer have to
complain about having dirty socks, or not enough clean sweaters.
You will indeed become knowledgeable of the one thing most of
us dread; laundry. Many of us are graduating and going off to
college, and if you don't want your favorite new sweater shrunk
on the first day of class, be sure to follow these short and easy
I. Doing laundry is something that should be done step by step.
When beginning to do laundry, separating the clothes is crucial.
A. First, sort your dirty clothes, making separate piles for
whites, bright colors and darks.
-If you mix whites with colors in the wash, the colors may
bleed onto and ruin your whites.
B. Also, separate clothes that tend to produce lint (towels,
sweatshirts, chenille and flannel) from clothes that tend to
attract lint (corduroy, velvets and permanent-press clothes).
- As you sort, close zippers to prevent snagging, and empty
II. After sorting your clothes, beginning to work the washing
machine is the next step.
A. Pretreat heavy stains with laundry detergent or stain remover,
heeding instructions on the product label.
B. Use the measuring cap of the detergent bottle or the cup found
in detergent boxes to measure out the right amount of laundry
soap according to the manufacturer's...
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