RULES FOR CARING FOR UNDERWEAR
Delicate fabrics fade prematurely and lose their appeal. Women who still do not know how to properly care for underwear will definitely agree with this conclusion. And the housewives, having mastered such wisdom, will certainly enter into controversy, and their arguments will be numerous tips for caring for women’s panties and bras. In fact, there are several effective ways to extend the age of underwear – let’s talk in more detail about how to wash, iron and bleach “spicy” wardrobe items.
HOW TO CARE FOR UNDERWEAR
Laundry bags, horizontal drying, delicate modes and special powders – all this is used by fashionistas who want to extend the life of their favorite sets. Lingerie care is more elaborate than washing other things in a women’s wardrobe. If t-shirts, sweaters and trousers are enough to fold and wash correctly in the right mode, then bras and panties need more careful handling.
Before moving on to the secrets of washing delicate clothes, consider the features of its storage. If there is enough free space in the closet, a separate drawer or compartment with hangers should be allocated for underwear – in this case, the care of the wardrobe and access to it will be facilitated. If space is limited, panties and bras can be placed on the shelves of the cabinet, in chest of drawers, individual boxes or special organizers. The main thing is that the products do not crumple during storage, otherwise they may appear wrinkles and creases, which will not be easy to get rid of.
HOW TO WASH THE UNDERWEAR CORRECTLY
Most modern washing machines have a delicate washing option, but do not think that only the choice of mode can affect the state of the kit. Before loading the drum and pressing the “Start” button, familiarize yourself with how to properly wash underwear:
if the fabric is delicate, the temperature should not exceed 30 °, for cotton the permissible parameter is 40 °; otherwise, the item will decrease in size or become covered with “pellets”;
the same temperature is suitable for pitted bras, decorative elements and foam inserts;
it is recommended to wash silk and lace products with liquid gel, since it is highly soluble in water and rinsed better;
before washing, bras and underwear should be sorted: black to black, white to white, and color to color;
it is recommended to load the bodice into the drum in a special bag, it will reduce mechanical friction and prevent bone loss;
if things have become yellowish during socks, bleach can be added to the washing machine.
Underwear is sometimes advisable to wash by hand, while the temperature regime does not differ from that recommended for automatic washing. Note: bras with molded cups should be squeezed gently and carefully, gently squeezing with your hands. Straps before drying should be straightened so that they do not turn into a tight spiral. For washing products, which include elastane, in no case should you use bleaching agents with chlorine.
DO I NEED TO IRON UNDERWEAR AFTER WASHING
This question is asked by all women who want their sets to be worn for a long time and not fade. Theoretically, cotton underpants can be ironed after washing, but the question remains whether this should be done. From frequent ironing, even natural fabric can become unusable – lose color and elasticity. If we are talking about silk, lace or synthetic underwear, the answer is obvious – you can not iron it. If the temperature mode is incorrectly selected, after the first touch of the sole of the iron, stains appear on the fabric.
Corrective underwear should not be ironed, as it is made of elastic fabrics that can melt under the influence of high temperature. To keep bras and panties attractive, just dry them in a natural way – on a rope or board. Drying and a hot battery should be discarded.
HOW TO WHITEN UNDERWEAR UNDERWEAR
Due to frequent wear or improper care, delicate items in white may turn gray or yellow. To return “snow-white” to underwear, it can be bleached using special means. It is desirable that the bleach has a gentle composition. However, remember: any chemical agents provoke thinning of the fabric, as a result, the thing wears out much faster. So that the question of how to whiten yellowed linen does not arise at all, you must follow the care rules. For example, in no case should you wash white items with color, choose a high-temperature wash mode, or dry bras and panties on a hot battery. If you do not deviate from the instructions, the most delicate things will last more than one season and will not lose their attractiveness.