Washing Lights And Darks Together

We know how frustrating it is when you pull your whites out of the washing machine only to find a stray red sock snuck in with them and turned everything pink. Follow our simple tips for sorting laundry , and say goodbye to laundry accidents forever.

Sort clothes according to fabric type and color shades to avoid damaging finer fabrics and accidentally mixing colors.

New items and darkly colored items may bleed, so wash them separately and turned inside out.

Delicates should be washed on a delicate cycle or by hand. Always wash according to the garments care label instructions.

It may be easy to throw a load of mixed laundry into the machine, but if you don’t want everything to turn an odd shade of pink or grey, its best to learn how to separate laundry. If you only have a small amount from one group, then don’t be tempted to put it in with another. Save it for a full load.

Clothes with deep colors are more likely to bleed dye when washed. To avoid damaging other clothing, sort laundry according to color, grouping dark, medium and light colors separately. Wash deep colored clothing like indigo jeans or red sweatshirts by themselves for the first few washings.

Wash heavier items, like towels, seperately from lighter weight clothes to prevent abrasion and damage to finer fabrics. For the same reason, separate clothing with zippers and buttons from knits and lingerie. If an item sheds lint, wash it seperately from microfiber, corduroy or other fabrics that attract link.

Another reason to separate laundry by fabric type is because heavier items take longer to dry than lighter ones. By drying them together, the lighter items are over-dried, which stresses the fibers, and heavier items are often left damp.

Light colored fabrics are sensitive to darker dyes and can absorb them and look faded, so it’s best to keep colors and darks separate for both washing and drying. Keep light colors like pinks, lavenders, yellows, light blues and light greens separate from grays, blacks, reds, navies and other dark colors.

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    1 Wash your clothing with cold water. Always choose the cold setting when washing darks and lights together. Lower temperatures will keep the dye in clothing and prevent bleedingwhile also stopping the clothing from shrinking.[1]

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