Why Do My Clothes Pill Up in the Wash?

I sort my wash very carefully, but it still comes out pilly! I use a good detergent, Tide powder and liquid, but it still gets pilly. Why?

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January 6, 20110 found this helpful

Some fabrics just get pilly.

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January 6, 20110 found this helpful

Turn your clothes inside out before washing and that will help.

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January 7, 20110 found this helpful

Turning the clothes inside out will help. Also, are you overloading the machine? Try washing smaller loads of the worst offenders, and see if it cuts the pilling.

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January 7, 20110 found this helpful

Check the labels to see if the most affected pieces of clothing are made with acrylic fibers. I refuse to buy anything with acrylic because just wearing it can cause fuzzballs.

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January 7, 20110 found this helpful

I think most "good" detergents have enzymes in them that can actually break down the fabrics. Try washing the items that are prone to pilling in Woolite which i believe is designed for things such as this. Good luck!

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