When it comes to our kids, the only laundry sorting process they seem to follow is either a big pile of dirty clothes, or simply dropping garments on the floor and leaving them to the ‘laundry fairy.’
Unfortunately we know this mythical goddess doesn’t exist, along with the “hoover fairy” and the “washing up fairy”. So it usually falls to us to dig around under pizza boxes in our teenage sons room for that one stray red sock that has ruined so many shirts….
There is a way to avoid dye transfer and damage to your clothes however. It’s a quick and simple solution that will mean your whites stay white (and not pink).
All you need is three separate baskets in your home. One for whites and light coloured garments. One for colours (brights and darks) and one for delicates (knitted things, silk and cashmere). This will make sorting and cleaning your clothes a lot simpler.
Just throw dirty laundry into the correct basket, and you’ll save yourself time later when it comes to washing...but it doesn’t stop there. Show your family which clothes belong where and all of a sudden, your load (including the mountain from those returning from university), becomes a lot more manageable.
Find out how the Tideys got on with laundry sorting in this short video!