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How to Prevent Your Kids’ Clothes from Bleeding

We’ve all been through the harrowing experience of clothes bleeding dye. This guide gives you a few laundry tips that will help you prevent your clothes from bleeding colour.

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Most people may have accidentally put a coloured clothing item, like a red sock, in a washing machine and noticed all the clothes come out of the washer in multiple shades of pink. It’s worse when you have whites in your washer along with coloured clothes and there is a colour bleed. Here are some simple steps you can take to prevent your clothes from bleeding. All you need is some salt to deal with this problem. Follow this step-by-step guide when washing clothes, and you won’t have to worry about colour bleeds again.

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Ingredients to Keep Handy:

a) Water

b) Salt

c) Bucket

d) Detergent

  1. Step 1: Mix Salt and Water

    Take a bucket and fill 3/4th of it with water. Next, add 1 cup of table salt to it. Mix the salt and water thoroughly to let the salt dissolve completely.

  2. Step 2: Soak Before Wash

    Soak your clothes in the salt water solution before the first wash. Let it sit for about 2-3 hours.

  3. Step 3: Take Your Clothes Out

    Take your clothes out of the salt bath and squeeze out excess water.

  4. Step 4: Add Salt to Your Washer

    The next step is to clean your clothes in your washing machine. You need to use salt in this step as well. Add ¼ cup of salt to the washing cycle for double protection. Ensure you add salt to every washing cycle.

  5. Step 5: Wash with Detergent

    Finally, run your regular wash using a liquid detergent. If you prefer to wash your clothes in a washing machine, you can use Surf Excel Matic Liquid, which is specially formulated for washing machines and is easily available in the market.

Has your lifestyle during the Covid-19 lockdown affected the type of stains you get on your clothes?

There you go! Follow these simple steps to prevent your clothes from bleeding and keep their colour intact.

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