Sorting laundry isn't always the most fun thing to do in the world, but it really is something we need to do.
Yes, we can just throw everything in the washer together, but it often results in some ruined clothing, or at least dingy clothes and whites that are no longer white, but perhaps pink instead!
It can be a big pain to separate clothes though, and not always convenient.
I cannot promise that the tips below, shared by readers, will completely fix your problems, but what these ideas do show are simple but effective ways to make the process of sorting more simple, and to address laundry issues that come up because of a lack of separation.
Laundry Tip: Have Separate Hamper For Stained Clothes
Anna read a tip on the site from another reader about having a separate laundry hamper for stained clothes, to more easily remember to pretreat them and make sure the stains come out in the wash before putting them in the dryer.
Anna has taken the tip, and expanded it even further.
Since I do at least 7 loads of wash each week and deal with many stains I have taken your tip a step farther and set up a separate hamper for stained white and light colored clothes, as well as a separate one for dark colored.
I also use separate hampers for regular (nonstained) whites and light colors, as well as dark colored clothes.
This really helps with the process of sorting, and making sure I check the stained clothes before I put them in the dryer.
In addition, having the stained clothes presorted helps me remember to add nonchlorine bleach to the load.
Thanks so much for sharing this tip and idea Anna.
I know it sounds like a bit more trouble to set up this sorting process at the beginning, but I can see how it would really save time and energy over the long term.
Does anyone else have any tips and tricks for laundry they'd like to share? You can share your own tips here or read others that have already been submitted.
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