Are you someone who usually forgets to read the label on the cloth or just throws all of them together in the washing machine with a handful of detergent? Watch out because you might need to buy your clothes once every 2 months as they are definitely going to lose their colour and start looking dull.

Some fabrics are more sensitive than the others and lose their colour and texture very easily. It is very important that you take very good care of them. We understand that your lifestyle that does not allow you to spend time with your family let alone doing laundry. We are here to help. You can easily opt for online laundry services in Bangalore as they are handy and easily available.

If you want to save that perfect dress of yours from losing its colour and sheen, here are a few tips from The Laundry Basket that you can follow:

Wash in Cold Water:

Sometimes it is a need to wash all of your garments together as you only have enough time for one load. Well then, always wash in cold water. Warm water tends to break down the fibres which causes fading and damages the fabrics. Cold water prevents colours from bleeding. You should also choose a laundry soap that works well with cold water washes.

Separate Lights from Darks:

Make sure you always separate the dark clothes from the light ones as no matter what you do, dark cloths have a tendency to bleed colour. This bleed, for instance, could turn a bright orange coloured legging into a rusty coloured one or simply faded coloured. Worse, it might spill over to your whites and make them patchy orange. You don’t want that, do you? Always make sure you wash darks with darks and lights with lights.

Use the Correct Setting:

While washing make sure you use the correct soil settings for your washer. If your clothes aren’t too dirty, it is better to not click on the heavy wash option just for the sake of getting your cloths extra clean. By doing so, all you would be doing is putting extra wear and tear on your garment, that would damage it.

Use Vinegar

Salt Water and Vinegar also works wonders when it comes to colour bleeding. Vinegar works in the same way, and will not leave your laundry with an odour. Just add up to a half cup of vinegar to laundry water, then add detergent and clothing.

Fixing Bleeds

Even after taking all the precautions, sometimes, garments do bleed colour. There are a few things that can be done to fix the issue. First, do not dry the clothes that have bled. First wash them again in cold water; do not use hot water. If this does not fix the bleeding, soak the article of clothing in either a vinegar or saltwater soak. Add a cup of salt to 2 litres of water. Alternatively, you can also use vinegar, just add a half cup of vinegar to 2-3 litres of cold water. Let them soak for at least 30 minutes. Then, rinse in cold water.

These simple tips would allow you to wash your cloths at home without getting them faded.