One thing I will do when it comes to laundry though, is to split the clothes up. I had experienced bright coloured clothes covered in grey stains from the black colour clothes before (especially on Abby's school uniform), so I rather it not happen again. At one point I even split my laundry in 3 loads - white, colour and black. But with the kids being so young and there are only 4 of us, there is hardly any clothes in each load, and by the time we ran out of clothes to wear, I still haven't gathered a full load for washing. Thing is, I rather fill the washing machine up a bit as I'd hate to spend equal amount of water and electricity to wash a few items only. Now I just keep 2 loads of washing, one light and one dark, and cross my fingers every time I wash the dark load, hoping that the coloured clothes wouldn't turn too dull.
I've discovered colour collecting sheets since, and have religiously added a sheet in my washing, but I'm not really convinced. It might have helped a bit according to the stains on the sheet, but our coloured clothes doesn't look that much brighter either.
I was recommended to watch fellow mum blogger Jen Walshaw from Mum in the Mad House YouTube clips, as she has tested out the new Dr. Beckmann Colour & Dirt Collector Mircrofibre Sheets, which could be a better choice than the one I'm using.
I'm so glad that I have watched Jen's tests, especially the second one. It's amazing how the coloured water gets lighter and lighter as the microfibre sheet absorbs all the colour. I've seen similar tests performed on TV adverts but I never believe them as they are adverts. Jen's test is real enough for me! I really should do a similar test on the one I've been using and see whether it work as well as Dr. Beckmann's. If it's no where as good as Dr. Beckmann's, I'll be swapping brand for sure.