Undergarment Care – Underwear

Unfortunately, not all articles of clothing can be crammed into a washing machine. Certain fabrics, colours and garments require a little more special attention to prevent damage. One such article of clothing is your underwear. Here are some tips on how to properly wash and care for your underwear.

Certain steps need to be followed in order to keep your underwear looking and feeling like new for as long as possible. Like all other articles of clothing, look to see what the washing instructions are. These instructions should be sewn into the tag somewhere on your underwear. If you have removed the tag or it has simply worn off, here are our suggestions as to how you should care for your underwear.

Hand Washing
It is highly recommended that you hand wash all of your underwear. This is especially true if you have lacey underwear or you have underwear that is made of silk or other delicate fabrics. Hand washing these garments will ensure that you do not damage them nor will it destroy any of the elasticity.
If you are going to hand wash your underwear, use a delicate detergent and make sure that the water is cool to cold. Cold water will better preserve the elasticity and the colour of your underwear. Make sure to wash like colours with like colours and rinse them in cold water as well.

When it comes to drying these garments, it is recommended that you allow them to air dry. The heat from the drier and the spinning can ruin the elasticity of the underwear or shrink or damage some of the delicate knits and patterns. Place them on a towel and allow them to dry before putting them away in your drawer.

Machine Washing
If you feel that you just do not have the time to hand wash your underwear, there are certain rules that you will need to follow when it comes to using a washing machine. Make sure to use a gentle detergent to prevent the colour from fading and use a cold water cycle for both the washing and rinsing cycles. It is highly recommended that you put your underwear in a lingerie bag to prevent any frills from getting caught during the spin cycle. Once the wash cycle is complete, make sure to air dry your underwear.

Sound Like Too Much Work?
Some people do not have the time or the patience for hand washing their underwear. If you fall into this category, we would love to help you maintain your underwear and undergarments. We are a premier Kitislano dry cleaner that specializes in eco-friendly garment care. We offer free pick-up and delivery service and provide professional and friendly advice for all of your undergarment care. We would love to help you properly care for your delicate undergarments and underwear. By following these tips or by using our eco-friendly dry cleaning service, you will be able to keep your underwear looking and fitting like new for many years to come.

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