Do you love the smell and feel of freshly washed, clean clothes? You want to avoid any mishaps and disasters that can ruin your brand new expensive shirt or a most cherished piece of clothing, right? Do you want to keep that particular green sweater green and not tie-dyed? One of the best ways to avoid ruining your clothing and make them last longer is by sorting your laundry before putting it in the washing machine. You’ll also want to set the correct temperature per the fabric type and color per the label instructions.
Keep reading to learn the correct way of sorting your laundry to keep clothes looking as good as new, with these helpful tips from the professionals at Gulf Coast Appliances.
First of all, you need to know if there any problems with your washer or dryer. Those issues need resolving upfront. Regularly scheduling a maintenance appointment will catch those little problems before they can damage the motor. If you have an appliance repair issue, contact a quality appliance repair company to get it working like new. Indeed, that is the first step to clean clothes.
As high school or college students, most of us have taken the easy route and tossed all of our clothes into the same wash cycle. Now, as adults, you know to wash your clothing correctly for the best results.
Here are several benefits of sorting your laundry correctly before washing.
Furthermore, there are other factors when sorting your laundry. Be sure to consider each for the cleanest load possible.
Check the care label on all new or unfamiliar items to determine whether the clothing can be machine washed and dried or if it requires hand washing or dry cleaning. Are there any special instructions regarding water temperature, use of bleach, and dryer temperature? Be sure to follow the instructions for the best result.
Often skipped over when in a hurry is color care. Sorting by color includes the following categories.
Once your laundry is sorted by color, go through each pile and sort by fabric and the garments’ weight. Wash your light-colored bedding separate from blouses, slacks, and underwear, and be sure to keep lint producing items such as towels separate from those that attract it. Always keep jeans on their own.
Heavily soiled items require pre-treating and should be laundered apart from other clothing. To prevent the transfer of debris, dirt, and odors, wash sports clothing together. You would never want fishing clothes in with nightgowns, etc. Infant clothing is it’s own type of soil and should be cleaned on its own as well.
Here are the traditional standards of water temperature for your washing machine according to the color of clothing.
Follow these guidelines, and you will keep your clothing looking new and lasting much longer.
Gulf Coast Appliance Repair is the local appliance repair company that you can count on. For 10+ years, our family-owned business has been serving customers in Pinellas County. We specialize in repairing appliances, including refrigerators, washing machines, dryers, stoves, dishwashers, and much more.
Contact our appliance and repair service to schedule your appointment and get your clothes smelling fresh again.