How Do You Wash Dark Clothes?


Quick Answer

To wash dark clothes, wash the load in cold water in a short washing cycle, and then hang the clothes to dry. Use a mild laundry detergent.

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  1. Separate the laundry

    Gather your dark clothes into a pile, and read the tags. Separate the pile into smaller piles according to recommendations from the manufacturers.

  2. Turn the clothing inside out

    Turn all pants, blouses and shirts inside out.

  3. Prepare the washer

    Place the machine-washable pile into the washing machine, and then add the detergent according to the instructions on the bottle.

  4. Run the clothes through a wash cycle

    Wash the clothes in a cold, short and gentle cycle.

  5. Dry the clothes

    Hang the clothes to dry for best results, but use a low-heat setting if you use the dryer.

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