I hate washing clothes. It takes forever. And I always end up with dingy-looking socks and underwear or pink things instead of white things. What is the best way to sort laundry? I want to get the wash done as fast as possible but still have things look good.
The first step in speeding up laundry day is separating laundry into loads. If you separate clothes properly, you can wash clothes in the right temperatures without fading or shrinking them.
For that reason, get a nice hamper with plenty of divisions. Then put your clothes in these five categories: denim, delicates, whites, lights, and dark colors. Denim is anything like jeans. Washing these by themselves ensures they don’t shrink and don’t bleed their colors onto other clothes.
Of course, whites are items like t-shirts, socks, and underwear that need warm or hot water and strong agitation to clean. If something white has a colored stripe, place that with the light-colored clothes. Those include pastels like light blue, pink, or lavender.
While dark-colored clothes seem like a straightforward category, beware. If you mix a fuzzy sweater in with corduroy, you’ll be picking lint off the corduroy.
Finally, delicates like clothes with deodorant stains or bras and hose are a category all their own. This includes cashmere, thin knits, or clothes with lace or sequins.
It’s important to store your cashmere, wool, or silk items in airtight containers so you don’t have a problem with moths eating your favorite clothes. Adding a cedar block to the box also helps. Kill clothes moths as soon as you see them and all you’ll have to worry about is keeping the clothes clean.
Let me also give you another hint that will help keep clothes looking their best. Put stained things aside so you remember to pre-treat them before washing. In fact, using the pre-soak cycle can save you from having to wash things twice.
Stain removal is much easier and works better if you take care of the problem before washing and drying. For example, if you have grease stains and a diesel smell in clothes, get rid of that before washing in the machine, and especially prior to drying.
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