10 Things to Always Do Before Doing Laundry

Sort Your Laundry: Separate your clothes by color (whites, darks, and lights) and fabric type.

Check Care Labels: Always check the care labels on your garments for specific washing instructions.

Empty Pockets: Check the pockets of your clothes for items like tissues, coins, or keys. These can cause a mess in your wash or even damage the machine.

Pre-treat Stains: Apply a stain remover to any visible stains before washing. Let it sit for the recommended amount of time for better chances of removing the stain.

Inspect and Repair: Look over your clothes for any tears or loose buttons. Repairing them before washing can prevent further damage during the laundry process.

Unbutton Shirts: Unbutton shirts and other garments before washing. This prevents the stress on the buttons and buttonholes that could occur during the wash cycle.

Turn Clothes Inside Out: Turning clothes inside out, especially for jeans and printed tees, can help reduce fading and protect prints and embellishments.

Adjust the Load Size: Make sure you're washing a full load to save water and energy, but don't overload the machine. Clothes need room to move freely in the water for effective cleaning.

Choose the Right Detergent: Select a detergent that's suitable for your laundry type and the water hardness in your area.

Set the Correct Water Temperature and Cycle: Use cold water for darks and colors to prevent fading, and warm or hot water for whites or heavily soiled items.