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How to sort clothes by color when washing: not everyone knows how to do it right

Yulia PoteriankoLife
There are more nuances to sorting colored laundry than people think

Perhaps the first rule we find out when we learn to take care of our own clothes is to sort them into white and colored before washing them. But real experts say that most people still do not cope with this task very well.

OBOZ.UA decided to find out more about the intricacies of the process of sorting clothes, underwear and home textiles. It turns out that it has a few more nuances than it seems.

The newer a colored item is, the more dye it releases. Therefore, such things should also be separated by color. For example, you shouldn't wash red with green, but you can safely put black, brown, and navy together.

Bright colors shed more strongly. That's why red T-shirts shouldn't be washed with light-colored clothes, while pink hoodies can be washed easily.

It is better to wash all-white clothes separately from any other clothes. Even a small amount of paint in the water can lead to the appearance of a gray coating and the item will look worn and stale. Conversely, adding bleach will additionally take care of the brightness of white items and will not harm colored items if they are washed separately.

Red and orange dyes fade the most. Therefore, these colors should be washed only in cold water.

The first wash of jeans is accompanied by a strong washout of the dye. Therefore, the first time you wash denim clothes, you need to wash them separately from any other clothes. Ideally, one item at a time.

If you do not know how the dye of any new item will behave during washing, clean it separately from any other items for the first time. This way, you can safely determine whether the garment is shedding or not.

Wash your clothes with the front surface facing inward. This will protect the garment from excessive leaching of the paint and damage to the print when spinning in the machine drum or hand washing. The outside of the clothes will look like new longer.

Earlier, OBOZ.UA told you how to properly wash thermal underwear so as not to damage it.

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