Doing the laundry is one of the main household chores.

But despite how common the task is, some people might do certain things differently.

Now when it comes to the washing machine, people have been left baffled after realising what the drawers are used for.

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Thanks to Capital FM DJ Roman Kemp, a lot of Twitter users only just realised the function of the trays.

He said despite being 29, he still doesn't understand how to use the three trays in the drawers of his machine – and he's not alone.

In a tweet, the radio host said: "I'm Roman. I'm 29 years old; and I still have no idea what I put in each of these…"

The post has since racked up over 1,300 retweets and around 51,400 likes, with a cleaning guru explaining its function.

And since then it was also shared by a mum on the Family Lockdown Ideas group on Facebook.

She wrote: "Had to share as [I] just discovered that I've been putting the detergent in the pre-wash drawer for the last 30 years."

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She added: "Always thought it illogical to put the fabric conditioner in the middle but always put the detergent to the right.

"Never once thought it could all be backwards. *Goes to shop to buy pods, adulting is harder than it looks…"

Another admitted she adds detergent in all three, as she said: "I just put a little bit of something in all of them and hope for the best!

"I'm just grateful I've put the wash in and hope I don't forget about it."

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One said with her machine, washing powder goes in the left, fabric softener in the middle, while the right is for a "pre-wash".

Others suggested buying "straight to drum" liquids and capsules, while a few others advised to check instruction manuals.

Roman's post caught the attention of cleaning expert and author Laura de Barra.

She said there are three compartments, a pre-wash, detergent and softener.

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Laura added: "Not knowing what is what can make clothes smellier, scratchier and actually not last as long or do what they should.

"Also, how doesn’t the machine wash all there down at same time? Let's learn…

"Sound manufacturers make it easy. L-R in order. So L is pre-wash, middle is detergent, R is softener. But as it's not always the case…

"It's also imperative that the right sh*t hits your clothes at the right time…"

Laura continued: "Pre-wash will have more surfactants to help remove heavy soiling so will need a lot of rinsing to remove.

"Softener is designed to linger, so needs only a rinse stage and detergent would clog fibres if it wasn't followed by rinses.

"Many machines aren't in order. So suss your symbols! You'll have symbols like @romankemp image.

"See them above the compartments? I (sometimes 1) is pre-wash. II (2) is detergent and the flower (3) is softener."

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