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The importance of sorting

Sorting your laundry before washing may seem like an extra step, but it is essential for achieving cleaner results and preserving the quality of your clothes.

When it comes to colour, it is important to know which colours can be washed together and which should be separated. Mixing certain colours can result in colour bleeding, leaving your clothes looking dull and faded. Additionally, different fabric types require different washing methods and temperatures to avoid damage. So this is an important first step!

Do you have to wash white clothes separately?

If you are wondering whether you can wash black and white clothes together, just know that the general rule of thumb is to separate dark and light colours. Click here to enter text.

So, what colours can you wash together? Or more specifically, what colours can you wash with white clothes? Well, based on the above, as long as they’re light colours, you should be fine. To get the best results, it is best to sort your laundry into either whites & light colours or bright & darks. By following this simple sorting method, you can avoid any mishaps and keep your clothes looking their best. You can also use Vanish Oxi Action Multi Power powder to ensure you prevent any risk of colour runs while washing coloured items together.

wash white clothes separately

Sorting by fabric type

Different fabrics require different washing methods and temperatures to avoid damage and maintain their quality. Start by separating delicate fabrics from sturdier ones. Delicate fabrics such as silk, lace, wool and cashmere require gentle handling and should be washed separately to prevent snagging or stretching. On the other hand, sturdier fabrics like cotton, denim and polyester can be washed together.

Washing white clothes made of delicate fabrics should also be done separately to prevent discolouration or damage. However, white clothes made of sturdier fabrics can be washed with other colours as long as they are colourfast.

Sorting by fabric type

Using laundry baskets or bags for sorting

Start by designating separate baskets or bags for each category of laundry, such as whites, darks and delicates. This will help you keep track of which items need to be washed together and prevent any mix-ups. When sorting by colour, you can use different coloured baskets or bags to differentiate between light and dark colours. This will ensure that no colours bleed onto each other during the washing process.

Using laundry baskets or bags for sorting

Preparing the washing machine

Start by adjusting the water temperature based on the fabric type. Follow the care labels on your garments to determine the appropriate temperature setting.

Different fabrics and levels of dirtiness may require different wash cycles, such as a gentle cycle for delicates or a regular cycle for everyday garments. Refer to your washing machine's manual for guidance on selecting the right cycle.

Finally, add the recommended amount of detergent based on the load size and level of dirtiness. Using too much detergent can leave residue on your clothes, while using too little may not effectively clean them. Add 1 scoop of Vanish in every wash, to your wash load alongside your chosen detergent.

Preparing the washing machine

The benefits of effective laundry sorting

By following the steps outlined in this guide, you can achieve cleaner results, preserve the colours of your clothes and make your laundry routine more efficient. You will also enjoy the benefits of longer-lasting clothes, stop clothes from fading or bleeding and have cleaner clothes overall. So start incorporating these tips into your laundry routine and simplify your everyday laundry routine.

benefits of effective laundry sorting