Separate, Wash and fold. Repeat.
Laundry care can become a repetitive cycle but if you miss a step it can affect your wardrobe. Taking the time to sort your clothes properly helps you avoid the dreaded case of the pink socks and pink underwear.
It can happen to everyone, small mistakes with the laundry that can cause big problems with your wardrobe. Bleeding stains occur when a fabric of a darker color is mixed in with your load of light laundry. As a result of the bleeding fabrics whites can turn pink when mixed with reds. Fabrics can also become gray or blue as a result of white clothes being mixed with dark jeans and black clothing.
Pay close attention to your clothing as you take it out of the laundry, don’t become discouraged if you spot a stain and don’t immediately throw out your clothes. It is easier to remove the stains if the clothes have not been dried. Rewash your clothes using a non-chlorine bleach or white distilled vinegar. Both products will help lift the stains from your clothes.
If you didn’t catch the stains before the clothes were dried or if you notice that the bleed is particularly heavy, you can soak the clothes in an oxygen based bleach before rewashing. Allow the clothes to soak overnight and rewash your clothes.
If there is ever a stain, tear, hem, or garment that has you a bit confused, contact Mark Pressed4Time. We would be more than happy to discuss stain removal, garment and laundry care, alterations and clothing preservation with you. Depend on Mark Pressed4Time for all of your clothing care needs.
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