Hand-washing delicates: practical tips

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Hand-washing delicates: practical tips

Hand-washing delicate clothes is not only practical and quick, it also reduces the chances of damaging the fabrics in your clothes. If you want to know how to do it the best way, don't miss the tips in this article.

7 steps to hand wash delicate clothes

  1. Check the labels and washing symbols on each item of clothing before washing. This will give you a better idea of how to keep your delicates clean without spoiling them. If a garment cannot be wet, the only option left is to take it to the dry cleaners.
  2. It is also necessary to separate white and coloured clothes so as not to stain the clothes. Start by washing the lighter coloured garments and leave the darker ones for last.
  3. If your clothes have stains and you want to get rid of them completely, you need to pre-treat them before washing. You can use a stain remover suitable for delicate garments or a mild soap, but never rub them excessively.
  4. It is always preferable to wash clothes in cold or lukewarm water. In water they are likely to shrink or become damaged. In a bowl or bathroom sink, pour enough water to cover the garments, along with the specific detergent for delicate clothes.
  5. Leave your clothes to soak so that the soap penetrates the fibers and the expected result is achieved. Rinse the garments again without rubbing or wringing.
  6. Rinse the garments several times under cold running water. When you are sure you're not getting any foam, try to remove as much water as possible without wringing it out. It is preferable to hang the garment outdoors, but in the shade, so that the sun doesn't damage the garment.
  7. Pay close attention when ironing this type of garment. Firstly, make sure it can be ironed and, if you can, it's always much easier to do it when it's still a bit damp.


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