Sorting clothes is something not a lot of people do until after actually doing laundry. You put shirts in one drawer, pants in another. But in terms of when you’re doing laundry, sorting it can be a lot easier.
That’s because some clothes should be sorted by various factors. For example, you’ll want to sort one pile of clothes from another because it needs to be washed at a certain water temperature. Or maybe you want to separate its colors from white clothing that needs to be bleached.
We will show you proper ways to separate laundry and why it is important shortly. One of the things about doing laundry is that we think we’re just doing something standard, so we can do no wrong. However, we don’t realize that some of the clothing that gets washed may lose its quality. What could be the reason behind this? You may actually be surprised.
Let’s dive more into this and discuss what we mean!
Should You Really Separate Your Laundry?
Yes. In fact, they should be separated. They should be separated by color, fabric, care labels, and other factors. For example, if you read your care label and it says cold water wash only, put it in a pile designated for cold water washing.
Likewise, pile clothes neatly in another that is designated as the ‘warm or hot water’ wash pile. The reason why you want to do this is that you may risk reducing the quality of your clothing.
You may be improperly washing your clothes without even knowing. What needs to go in the wash cold is being washed warm. And you’ll notice it once you put on a piece of clothing and it has already shrunk down.
How to Sort Your Clothes?
This is pretty self-explanatory. You’re going to need something like a laundry basket, laundry bags, detergent, pre-treatment, and fabric softener.
It’s important to have bags and baskets designated for certain clothes. Label them if you need to. Also, you’ll want to check the tags carefully. If it requires cold water washing, separate it into one pile. If it’s white in color, put it in a pile designated for white clothes only.
Also, separate your dark clothing depending on the color. For example, purple can be separated from blacks and light blues. This could prevent any dyes from running off one piece of clothing and darkening another piece of clothing lighter in color.
Separating your laundry isn’t challenging, but it takes careful planning and being able to separate one pile from another due to certain factors. The last thing you want to do is make mistakes.
Mistakes include washing whites with colored clothes or putting clothes supposed to be washed with hot water into cold water. The key here is to pay attention to the tag and follow the care instructions.
We hope this guide helps you out the next time you do another load of laundry.