Somewhere along the way, you’ve likely heard that you should separate your clothes in the wash. But what most don’t know is that you need to separate more than just your whites! Look to these categories below for separating your laundry to avoid damaging your clothes:
Separate your clothing once it’s soiled into the following categories: light, medium, and dark colors. Those red denim jeans are all fun and games until they dye all your white socks pink. By separating your clothing by color in the wash it will prevent bleeding of the darker colors into lighter colored items when saturated with water.
Take extra precautions for items with delicate designs and lighter weights. To prevent damage to certain items, separate your heavyweight items like towels and denim from your lightweight items like t-shirts and lace garments.
Items with damaging features like zippers and buttons should never be washed with items that can be easily snagged. For example, never wash a loosely knit sweater with zippers or buttons especially if they are not closed.
Separating your heavily soiled items from your normal laundry will help regulate the cleaning process of those garments. If heavily soiled items are placed with normal laundry, there is a risk of the dirt cycling into the other garments resulting in a less clean washing cycle! Take extra care with these items.