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4 Laundry Practices You Should Adopt ASAP

February 6th, 2015

The average American family washes roughly 400 loads of wash each year. Can you believe it? That’s more than one load a day annually! So how can you be sure that your laundry skills are up to par?

By using these four super simple tips provided by our laundry experts, you can optimize your laundry in various ways and become a laundry superstar. Go you!

1. SORT BY COLOR

Anyone who has ever accidentally washed a red sock with the whites, knows the importance of this step. Washing like colors together not only prevents unwanted pink underwear, but it also keeps colors from fading.

2. TURN CLOTHES INSIDE OUT

You can prevent your clothes from turning drab by flipping them inside out before tossing them in the wash. Doing this will add one more step to the laundry routine… but it will make your colored clothes more vivid in the long run.

3. USE COLD WATER

Using cold water is better for your clothes – it’ll keep your clothes soft and bright – and it’s better for the environment, so it’s definitely a win-win scenario!

4. LINE DRY

Heat can easily and quickly drain the color from your clothing, so you should line dry clothes whenever possible. But be sure to keep bright and dark colors out of the sun!