How to Separate Clothes When Washing
Proper sorting and washing of clothes is an important task especially when you want the clothes to be clean, fragrant and the colors to remain vibrant and beautiful. Here are some simple tips on separating clothes when washing:
By Fabric Type
- Cotton and linen: These fabrics can be put together in one load but avoid mixing light colors with dark colors.
- Denim: Denim can bleed and darken other items in the load, so it’s best to wash it separately.
- Synthetics: Fabrics such as polyester and spandex should be washed separately.
- Delicates: Silk, wool, and other delicate items should be handwashed in cold water or placed in a mesh bag before washing.
- Light colors: Items such as whites, pales, and pastel colors should be washed in cold water.
- Dark colors: Separate out any items that are black, navy, or other dark colors before washing.
- Bright colors: Wash separately any items that contain neon colors and fluorescent colors.
- Dirty: Any items that are heavily soiled or stained should be washed separately.
- Lightly soiled: A load of lightly soiled items can be washed together.
Following these simple tips will ensure that your clothes remain vibrant and their colors don’t run or fade. It will also make sure that your clothes are properly washed and remain smelling fresh for longer.