If you have dirty gowns, barong tagalog, or other delicate clothing, it is a common practice that you should perform hand washing. Take note of these things before you wash your delicate clothes to avoid ruining them.
I want to share to you, whether for your laundry business or for your household, the things you should not do when washing delicate clothes.
Not to do’s in hand washing delicate clothes
1. Don’t put cloth and detergent in the basin before filling it.
You shouldn’t put your precious one into the basin before adding the detergent then the water. The force of the water hitting the fabric can cause stress, and detergent can be more difficult to rinse out when poured directly onto clothing. Instead, fill your basin with warm or cool water (follow your clothes’ care labels) and as it’s filling add the recommended dose of detergent. Swish the detergent in the water to be sure it’s completely dissolved, then lay the cloth in the water and slowly press it down to fully immerse it.
2. Don’t scrub stains.
Aggressive scrubbing can damage your clothes, especially delicate ones. Treat stains by gently working some laundry stain remover or detergent into the stain with your fingers. Then, as it soaks, gently squeeze the sudsy water through the garment several times. Most fabrics will be cleaned in about 15 minutes. Some heavily soiled items may need longer soaking.
3. Don’t use the faucet to rinse.
Holding delicate clothes up under running water can cause your clothes to stretch, so you should rinse them carefully the same way you washed them in a bath of clear water. When you are ready to rinse, scoop up the entire garment in both hands for support and place it in a sieve. If you have a sprayer on your faucet, you may be able to thoroughly rinse any lightweight garments, like lingerie or swimsuits, right in the sieve. If not, fill the basin with cool, clear water; immerse the item and squeeze the clear water through it to rinse.
4. Don’t twist and wring.
Twisting and tightly wringing wet, delicate fabrics is a surefire recipe for damage. A better way to remove excess water is to carefully lift your clothes out of the rinse water with both hands and gently squeeze out as much as you can. Then, lay it on an absorbent towel. Roll the towel and cloth together, gently squeezing as you go then unroll.
5. Don’t hang them.
To ensure that delicate clothes, don’t stretch out of shape, always lay them flat to dry. Lay your gown or barong tagalog on top of a dry towel, blocking it back into shape, and allow to dry naturally with air. Once the front part of the cloth is dry, turn it over to give the back some air.
I hope you learned something!
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