How to sort your laundry correctly

By fabric: Separate delicate fabrics that require a gentle cycle from heavier items.


By colour: Separate whites from colours, and pastels from dark colours


By soil level: Soil can travel from one garment to another so wash heavily soiled garments separately


Lint: Check pockets and remove tissues before washing. Wash heavy lint shedders, especially blankets, chenille bedspreads, rugs and woollens separately. Also, clean out the lint filter in your washing machine regularly.