Every women have close relationships with bras and undies everyday: They support us, shape up and makes us look gorgeous for an outfit. But, sometimes they are really complicated to take care of, especially they are made of lace, have stains or has funky smells even after multiple washes. It really isn’t that hard and take time to clean your favorite bras and underwear.
Luckily, there are hundreds and thousands of ways to clean your lingerie without risk of damaging or deforming it. To help the complicated relationship with lingerie, here are top 7 expert lingerie designers approved ways to clean and care tips for how to properly take care of lingerie, and how not to destroy it in the wash.
How To Wash Lace Underwear
If you are lazy and running out of time and need to use washing machine, the best way is to put in laundry bag and use the delicate or gentle cycle.
All lace materials must dry out of direct sunlight and dry lace flat.
Stain Removal Tips For Underwear
Fill a bow or in sink with 1/4 hydrogen peroxide to 3/4 ice cold water. Soak the underwear for an half and hour or so. Check before you remove underwear from the mixture. If it looks better, remove and rinse with lukewarm water. If not, allow to soak a bit longer. Either hang to air dry or use the dryer depends on underwear material.
Hand Wash VS. Machine Wash Your Bra
Hand washing and air drying bras are always the best ways for long lasting your lingerie. The only way to protect the hooks and straps is to hand wash. And even you machine wash with lingerie bag, be sure to drip dry.
Dryer Or Not Dryer: That’s The Question!
Never, ever, under any circumstances put your bras in the dryer! The heat will deform the shape and will damage the fabric and decrease the elasticity.
The proper way to dry any lingerie, you should always lay it flat on a drying rack or hang over a waterproof surface. Do this at night, you’ll have clean, dry bras and underwear ready to wear in the morning!
Why Use Salad Spinner To Wash Lingerie
Sounds crazy, right? But using a salad spinner works when you are washing and drying your lingerie faster and effortlessly.
To start, fill the spinner with warm water and add a small drop of laundry detergent. Place your bra in the water until well soaked about 10 minutes. Then, start spinning! Dump the dirty water and rinse our the salad spinner. Refill it with some cold water and place your bra back in. Spin until the water is clear to make sure there is any dirt or detergent left over. Once there will be no more dirty water comes out, our out the water and put your bra back into the empty spinner. Now, it’s time to dry! Start spin to remove as much as water as possible, and then hang to dry.
How To Sweat Stain Out Of Bras
When removing sweat stains, use hydro-peroxide. Soak the bra in a lingerie detergent and water bath, and add hydro-peroxide to the solution. Swirl the bra around in the soapy solution, rinse and hang to dry. If needed scrub the stains carefully, while making sure to preserve the form of the cups.
How To Store Lingerie
Cleaning often after wearing your favorite bras will last long. But properly storing your fresh washed bras and underwear will last much longer!
As for bras, store them standing up in a row, with cups inside of each other to help them hold their shape. NEVER EVER fold them in half!
Lingerie drawer dividers and boxes can also be great tool to help bras stand up tall when they don’t want to on their own.
When determining how often to wash your bras, you need to take the season or weather consideration and how often you’ve worn each bra. Every two to four weeks is usually ideal for frequently worn bras, but if you have more and wear each style less often, you can wait up to 6 weeks to do the washing. You should also never be wearing the same bra for two days in a row because letting the bra rest in between days helps to keep the same and elasticity of each style.
On and one more last tip! To make every morning easier to find your favorite bra in the perfect shade for your outfit, color coordinate both your bras and underwear from lightest to darkest that way it will look super organized and will make you happy smile every time you open the drawer!
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