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4 Reasons Laundry Professionals Always Wash Laundry Inside Out & You Should Too

Wash Laundry Inside Out for Better, Cleaner Laundry

Laundry services, dry cleaners, and other laundry professionals wash your laundry inside out. If the pros are doing it, you should probably consider it too. But, why? Here are some tips from a laundry service.

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Laundry Professionals Wash Laundry Inside Out – You Should Too…

Simply put, your clothes are cleaned better and cared for better if you turn them inside out to wash. It’s not a myth. Laundry is cleaned and cared for better is it is washed inside out. 

All laundry – not just your special garments. Jackets should be washed inside out. Jeans should be washed inside out. And, underwear should be washed inside out.

1. Washing laundry inside out prevents damage to the outside of your clothing

While the washing machine is great for removing stains and getting clothes looking and smelling fresh, clothing items can take quite a beating while they’re actually in the machine. Washing can be quite agitating to garments. This is why we never recommend over stuffing your washing machine. The more room the clothes have to tumble freely, the better. Plus, most dyes in natural fibers are fugitive, meaning they can “bleed” onto other items.

Turning your laundry inside out before washing makes sure that any friction between garments that can cause damage, staining, or bleeding is kept away from the outside of your garments.

If there is any bleeding or damage, it’s the inside of your clothing, which no one will ever see, that takes the beating rather than the outside. In recent years with the rise of fast fashion, it is even more important because most modern brands use cheap dyes that do tend to leak dye and cause some bleeding. 

So, be sure to separate your whites and colors – especially your jeans. Denim is notorious for bleeding and causing damage to other garments in the cycle.

And, don’t forget to turn your clothes inside out before washing.

2. Washing clothes inside out increases contact between the detergent and the dirtiest parts of your garment

‍While we sometimes use the washing machine to get out tough exterior stains like coffee, grass or ketchup, most of the time we’re aiming to freshen our items up from the kind of dirty clothing gets just by being worn by a person.

‍During a typical day of wear, clothing comes into contact with our bodies as they move and sweat, leaving them in dire need of washing. Skins cells and and hard are also always being shed from out bodies. It is normal. But, it does need to be cleaned properly.

By turning your items inside out in the washing machine you can ensure that these sweat stains are coming in as close a contact with the detergent as possible. Next time you have armpit stains, try washing your garments inside out. The difference will be clear!

3. Laundry that is washed inside out is less likely to accumulate thread knots or “pilling” on the outside of your clothing

‍‍Lint and pilling is a fact of life that occurs when clothing fibers fray or break. While washing your items inside out won’t prevent this fraying or breaking from happening, it will make sure that it only happens on the inside of your items, keeping the outside looking fresh and new for longer.

Pilling is when the balls of fuzz start to accumulate on your garment. They’re not balls – in fact they are little knots of threading. These knots, also know as “Pills” form due to rubbing or abrasion during normal wear and excessive cleaning.  During a wash cycle, these short or broken clothing fibers become like a magnet and attract other loose micro-threads, creating even more pilling.

Knitted fabrics like wool, cotton, and polyester are more susceptible to pilling than others. However, it is smart to turn all your clothes inside out during washing – not just those that are more likely to develop “Pills.”

4. Washing laundry inside out protects decorative elements of your clothing from damage

If you’re a fan of sparkles and rhinestones, you’ll definitely want to turn your items inside out while washing. While most decorative items are attached pretty well upon purchase, they often become loose or damaged over time.
‍Keeping your clothing inside out while in the washing machine can help elongate the life of the sparkles you love so much!

While turning your clothing inside out before washing and then right side out before folding can feel like an extra step in an already arduous process, doing so will protect your items, help them get as clean as possible and ensure that you leave the house looking fresh and fashionable everyday!

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