How to Remove Bobbles and Pilling from Clothes & Jumpers

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Putting on your favourite piece of clothing only to find it’s covered in a myriad of seemingly impossible-to-remove-bobbles? That’s a situation that everyone can relate to. Is there any way to get rid of those pesky fuzz balls ruining your look? Better yet, can you somehow prevent them from popping up altogether? The answer is yes and YES! Our comprehensive anti-bobbling guide will answer all your most pressing questions, from how to stop clothes from bobbling to how to remove bobbles from jumpers.

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Forget about abrasive washing powders, and instead, enlist the help of a powerful yet gentle laundry detergent capsule such as Bold All-in-1 Pods.

Separate your laundry items.

Sort your clothes according to fabric type to prevent abrasion and lint transfer between the different fabrics.

Wash inside out.

Before loading your garments inside the washing machine, make sure to turn them inside out. This way, even if bobbling does occur, it will be invisible to others.

Wash lightly.

Overloading your washing machine will prevent your clothes from moving freely around in the drum, increasing the rate of abrasion and thus resulting in more pilling.

Always check the fabric care label.

Your garment’s washing label gives you important information about which setting to use and what temperature you should wash your clothes on, all important factors if you want to avoid bobbling.

Use a fabric conditioner.

A liquid fabric conditioner like Lenor will infuse your clothes with long-lasting freshness, help protect against stretching, fading, and bobbling, while softening your fabrics, fighting static cling, and reducing wrinkles. What’s not to like?

To find out what to do after bobbling has already happened, keep reading on to learn how to restore your clothes to their former, unfuzzy glory!

We understand how frustrating it is to take out your clothes that’s become all pilled up from your washing machine. Lucky for you, we know just the steps to get rid of bobbling and pilling from your garments, and we’re not shy about sharing them!

  • Step 1. Roll.
    Use a Velcro hair roller over the bobble-covered areas of your clothing to lift the larger fuzz balls away. Alternatively, you can use a piece of sticky tape to remove bobbles from smaller problem areas.

  • Step 2. Sort.
    Separate your laundry items according to fabric type. Make sure you wash delicate items separately from harsher fabrics, like jeans, to lessen lint transfer and abrasion damages. And remember, turn your bobbling-prone clothing inside out before washing!

  • Step 3. Dose.
    Place one Bold All-in-1 washing capsule for medium loads or two for large loads inside the empty washing machine.

  • Step 4. Load.
    Load the garments into your washing machine, making sure that there’s enough space for your hand to fit between the wall of the drum and your clothes.

  • Step 5. Add fabric conditioner.
    Add your choice of Lenor fabric conditioner into your washing machine’s built-in automatic dispenser tray. During the rinse cycle, your machine will wash water up into the dispenser, releasing the fabric conditioner, infusing your fabrics with softness and freshness, limiting friction, and helps preventing fuzz balls from forming.

  • Step 6. Wash.
    Now that everything is where it needs to be, all you need to do is to select the proper wash cycle and water temperature according to what’s shown on the garments’ fabric care labels, and press start.

  • Step 7. Dry.
    When the cycle has run its course and it’s time for you to remove your de-pilled clothes, the only thing that’s left is drying them. As tumble-drying leads to friction between your clothes, it’s best to air-dry them, either on a flat surface, or with the use of a clothes hanger.

With these three simple instructions, you can keep all your jumpers feeling soft, smelling great, and help protect them from fading and bobbling.