This is one chore that I really don’t like doing that much. It has to be done though, and I have no choice but to do it. It involves preparation and then folding is also time consuming.
Beyond separating the whites, the colors and delicates I also read the care labels, unless it’s a piece of clothing that I already washed a hundred times, and I already know the care instructions by heart. I also sort by washing method, color and fabric type. The more I sort, I believe the cleaner the clothes will be. With this, I also do the following:
- I turn clothing inside out to prevent fading and minimize pilling.
- Bulky items like bed linens are washed in one load and small items like socks and underwear are washed in another load.
- I make sure to wash slightly soiled garments separate from from grimy ones.
- Items that produce lint like towels are washed in one load. I change our towels every 3 days and it takes longer to have enough pieces to go in one load, so they are stored in a hamper until I have enough to fill a load. It helps that we only use one color(white) of towels from wash cloth, hand and bath towels. Separating items that produce lint spare items like synthetics or knits from picking up lint.