Laundry Tips@ Reward Me

Separating your laundry loads

We know how frustrating it is when you pull your whites out of the machine only to find a stray red sock had sneaked in with them and turned everything pink. Follow our simple tips and say goodbye to laundry accidents forever.

How do accidents happen?

Here’s how the most common happen:

Reactive dyes
These dyes aren’t stable when they come into contact with detergents that contain bleach, so may leak out onto other items in the wash. Detergents containing oxygen bleach also cause colours to fade. Bleed from direct dyes – sometimes dyes can bleed out of one particular garment into the wash – even in lukewarm water.

Bleed from direct dyes
Sometimes dyes can bleed out of one particular garment into the wash – even in cold/lukewarm water.

Enzymes in detergent
Fibres such as wools and silks contain proteins which can sometimes be damaged by some enzymes in most conventional detergents. They are less likely to be damaged when washed in a gentle detergent such as Ariel Handwash.


  • Neither Ariel Excel Gel, Ariel Excel Tabs or Ariel Liquid contain bleach and Non Bio detergents don’t contain enzymes.
  • Sorting laundry loads.
  • It may be easy to throw a load of mixed laundry in the machine, but if you don’t want everything to turn an odd shade of pink or grey, follow our simple tips.
  • Sort laundry into groups: whites, light colours, colours and delicates (wools, silks etc). If you only have a small amount of one group don’t be tempted to put it in with another – save it up for a full load.
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For dazzling whites
Use a detergent containing oxygen bleach, such as Ariel. 
For colours - use a detergent without oxygen bleach, such as Ariel.

To care for delicate items
Use a gentle detergent.

Quick tip: Turning your clothes inside out will protect them during the wash. It stops jeans turning white at the seams and prevents wool from pilling

Choosing the right laundry basket

Use a partitioned laundry basket – it’ll save you time sorting it all out later. In case someone places something in the wrong section, check labels for the manufacturer’s washing recommendations. 

If in doubt, test an item for colourfastness by applying warm water to an inconspicuous part (for instance, the inside of a hem), then press with a warm iron between two pieces of cloth. If any colour leaks, it’s not colourfast.

Learn how to get rid of shirt collor stains effectively.

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