There’s nothing worse than washing or drying your delicate fabrics only to realize the color has faded or that it shrunk! Here are 4 things you can do to care for your delicate fabrics.
1. Take Care of Stains First.
As soon as you notice a stain on one of your delicate garments, be sure to treat the stain immediately. You can use an equal amount of white vinegar and cold water to gently rub the stain out. Be careful to avoid getting it too wet or the stains may spread.
2. Soak Your Delicate Garments. Did you know that soaking your delicates helps them get even more clean? Soaking your delicates is a great way for stubborn stains to break down. Fill a container or bathtub with enough lukewarm water to submerge your garments. Then, let your delicate clothes soak for about 15-20 minutes before you put them in the washer.
3. Keep Colors Separated. It’s important that you wash your delicate fabrics with similar colors so that your clothes don’t fade or get damaged. Make sure to wash your delicates right away so that they keep their original shape and textures. Be careful not to put anything with zippers in with your delicate garments to avoid snagging and tearing!
4. Air Dry Your Delicates. Your delicates will usually require air-drying to avoid heat damage from the dryer. Heat damage can cause your garments to lose their shape and can cause them to shrink and fade over time.The best way to air-dry your delicates is to lay them out flat to avoid wrinkles and creases.
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