How to Separate and Sort Your Laundry Like a Pro

Keeping your house neat and tidy can feel like a full-time job! When it comes to household chores, laundry is among the most dreaded. Some simple tips and tricks can cut down your laundry time and make this weekly task a breeze. If you’re tired of spending hours in the laundry room, read on for our best tips on how to separate and sort your laundry like a pro!

Plan Ahead

Don’t do your sorting on laundry day – save time by sorting your laundry ahead of time. This might include having household members deposit their laundry into separate hampers in the laundry room on a regular basis. Planning ahead and getting your family on board to share the load will drastically cut down on the amount of time you spend before you even press the Start button! On laundry day, all you’ll have to do is load the washer and start the machine.

Whites, Lights, and Darks, Oh My!

The easiest way to sort your laundry is by color. This solution seems obvious but it can save you time. And you’re not just sorting your clothes by color – you’re also sorting them by the water temperature required to get your clothes clean and keep them looking brand new. White laundry – like socks, underwear, undershirts, and towels – can be washed in hot water and bleach to keep them ultra-clean! Light colors should be washed in warm water with standard detergent, while darker colors often require cold water and color-safe detergents to keep them bold and bright. Separate your clothing by color for a quick, easy solution to keeping your laundry sorted and ready to wash.

Fabric and Washing Instructions

If you have a lot of clothing with special washing instructions – like hand-washing or delicate cycle suggestions – you may want to consider a more complex sorting system than just the color of the fabric. Separate your clothing according to washing instructions, reserving a hamper for clothing that needs to be hand-washed or washed on a delicate cycle. You can mark the clothing tags with a special symbol or note in permanent marker to make it easy to identify these clothing items when it’s time to sort the laundry. All of your regular laundry can be sorted by color in loads while your items that have special instructions can be grouped separately for more care and attention. 


Simplify your laundry even further by considering how much time you could save sending these special-care clothing items to a dry cleaner or professional laundry service. By offloading these more complicated washing items to a service like Hangers Cleaners, you can keep your laundry life simple and easy. Just drop them off or schedule a pickup and we’ll take care of those pesky special instructions for you!

Use Sorting Laundry Hampers to Save Time

Replace those open baskets with separated laundry hampers to help your family keep their clothing separated. You can pick up a low-cost separating hamper system for each bedroom to collect clothing as it’s dirtied – and enlist your family to help simplify the laundry process. You can also install a separating laundry hamper system in your laundry room so your family can sort their own laundry – and you can save time by loading the pre-sorted laundry in rather than spending time going through disorganized piles in each room! These hampers might not keep someone from leaving a pen in their pocket, but they will certainly cut down on your sorting and separating time.

Let the Pros Handle Your Least-Favorite Chore!

If you’re tired of sorting, separating, washing, drying, folding, and putting away just to repeat the cycle in a few days, call in the laundry pros! We can simplify your life by taking care of these tasks for you quickly and conveniently. All you have to do is drop your laundry off at one of our convenient locations or schedule a pickup. We’ll deliver your washed, dried, and folded laundry back to you free of charge! Contact us today to learn how you can reclaim more of your time for rest and relaxation at home.

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