Is it really important to separate your laundry?

Imagine if cleaning clothes was only about turning on a washer and dryer. But laundry begins a long time before you put your garments in the washer and ends well after those garments take their last twist in the dryer.

You need to sort the garments, wash them, dry them, crease or hang them, and set them aside. To save time, some individuals choose to just let their “clothing chips” fall where they may. But this ruins your wardrobe in the long run. 


Here are some reasons why you should separate your clothes before doing a load. 

Read the Labels

Begin by perusing the labels, particularly with new garments, and assuming you’re new to doing laundry. Labels help pick the right water temperature, clothes washer cycle, and drying temperature. 

Sort by Fabric

We also suggest arranging clothes by fabric type. You don’t need towels with lighter textures. Likewise, zippers, snaps, or fasteners need to be kept isolated so they don’t rub against fragile items like underwear.

There are fundamentally four types to consider while doing laundry: 

  • Delicates (silk, mesh, etc.): These should be washed on a delicate cycle, or hand washed.
  • Denim: Wash separately as they are extremely weighty when wet and take a long time to dry.
  • Towels: Better to wash separately, although it’s generally fine to wash them with things like bedding materials.

The remainder of your garments, including cotton, T-shirts, and other apparel, can for the most part be washed together except if the tag says otherwise.

Sort by Color

White and light garments go in one heap. Dim apparel — blue, brown, dark red — go in another heap.

You need to keep your white textures white and keep your colored textures as per the manufacturer’s instructions. Once again, it is important to read labels, By and large, sorting by color meanings isolating clothing into three unique classes by variety – whites, lights, and darks.

Nonetheless, while utilizing current washers, dryers, and clothing items, isolating light and dull-hued laundry is not that important. You might in any case need to isolate new dim shaded attire. There are abundant colors that could drain during the main wash, yet keeping lights and darks separate isn’t completely important any longer.

But, it is still critical to isolate whites and colors, however, on the off chance that you’re using special dyes or materials to keep your whites shining. Items made for white materials and garments can cause blurring or spots on colored clothing.

Separating Clothes During the Dry Cycle

Assuming that you have skipped all the steps, you actually have one final opportunity to prevent damage to your clothes. And that means that you need to observe similar sorting guidelines for the dry cycle as you do while washing clothing. This is because heavier things take more time to dry than lighter ones. 

By drying them together, the lighter things are over-dried, which focuses on the filaments, and heavier things are in many cases left soggy, which can cause smells. Once again, make sure you have read the labels as well as instructions on the cleaning agents to decide whether it tends to be machine-dried. 

Leave it to the Pros

Need assistance with your delicates or don’t have a clue how to clean them? Bring it to one of our laundromats near you. At Laundry Unlimited, washing all types of clothes is simple as we have the best machines for different cycles so that you don’t have to spend most of your time arranging dirty laundry!