Do you love to have freshly washed, clean clothes? Do you want to avoid any mishaps and disasters that can ruin your brand new expensive shirt or most cherished clothing? Do you want to keep that special green sweater green and not tie-dyed?
One of the best ways to avoid ruining your clothing and to make it last longer is by taking the time to pre-sort your laundry before you put 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 on how to sort laundry to keep clothes looking as good as new, with these helpful tips from the professionals at Gulf Coast Appliances.
First of all, are there any problems with your washer or dryer? You’ll want to address that right upfront. If you have an appliance repair issue, contact a quality appliance repair company to get it working like new?
As a high school or college kid, most of us have taken the easy route and tossed all of our clothes into the same wash cycle. Now, as adults, you will want to wash your clothing correctly for the best results.
Here are several benefits of why you should think twice before skipping the sorting process:
You’ll want to separate out washing heavily soiled, stained, or grease-laden items such as workwear from the delicate or moderately soiled clothing. If you don’t, your clothes will result in only half clean or stained from contact with the heavily soiled items.
By separating your clothing into different categories, you will eliminate any possible color transfers between bright clothing and white-colored items by sorting them appropriately. You don’t want tie-dyed or a bright color on a white object.
Damage can occur from friction from zippers, buttons, and heavy fabrics.
If you toss your bath towels with jeans, dark pants, cotton shirts, or other items, it can result in an unsightly abundance of lint from the towels onto your clothing.
There are several considerations when sorting your clothes.
Check the care label on 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?
Sorting by color include:
Once your laundry is sorted by color, then go through each pile and sort it again by fabric and the weight of the garments. 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.
Items that are heavily soiled from oil or dirt require pre-treating and should be laundered apart from other clothing to prevent the transfer of debris, dirt, or odors.
Here are the traditional standards of water temperature for your washing machine and color of clothing are:
Follow these guidelines, and you will keep your clothing lasting much longer looking new.
Repair or Service
If your appliance is not working at peak performance, a repair might be required or at least a service check. Make sure to call an experienced quality appliance and repair specialist who will restore it to top condition.
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. Call our appliance and repair service at 727-510-3524; email us to get the job done or to schedule your appointment.