The most used and most washed articles of clothing are undergarments. Underwear, specifically bras and panties, are in desperate need of attention after each and every use. They're not like a pair of jeans, wearing them twice in a row is not a good idea, nor clean. Shabby's not chic when it comes to lingerie. Use a little extra care to keep your lace and silk bras and panties looking good.
You Will Need
* Mild detergent
* Garment bag
* Shampoo (optional)
Step 1: Fill sink with warm water and soap
Fill your sink with lukewarm water and add a capful of mild detergent.
Step 2: Soak dirty bras and panties
Soak your dirty garments for 5 minutes, making sure they're completely wet. Gently rub spots or stains, being careful to not catch the lace or snag the silk.
Instead of hand-washing your bras and panties in the sink, you can take them into the shower with you. Use a dab of mild shampoo and squeeze the suds through the material.
Step 3: Dry lingerie
Roll the wet lingerie in a towel to remove excess water. Lay the garments flat until dry.
Don't use a dryer for your fine bras and panties — the heat destroys the elastic and the tumbling can ruin underwires.
Step 4: Wash everyday undergarments in washer
Place dirty everyday bras and panties in a garment bag and wash it in your washing machine on the delicate setting. These garments typically aren't as fragile as lace or silk, but should still air dry.
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