Here at The holy dose™ we take pride in providing you with the resources to tackle real life problems. This is part one of an ongoing series: HOW TO WASH A (BLANK).
This seems like really important information for husbands, boyfriends, and women new to bras. And murderers.
- Make sure as with any other items you launder that the items are of compatible colors. If you wash a red bra with a number of white bras you may end up with a selection of pink, polka-dotted, or tie-dyed clothing.
- Wash bras with fabrics of a similar weight. Jeans and towels are much heavier than bras. T-shirts, underwear, socks and pajamas are better choices for filling up that load.
- Reshape the bra if it has foam or batting in the cups.
- No lingerie bag? You can also use a pillowcase with a knot tied in the top.
- Bras can easily be hand washed, too. Simply swish them in a tub or sink full of water with enough laundry soap to make suds. A gentle fabric cleaner such as Woolite or even a bit of shampoo will also work. Then, rinse thoroughly, squeeze (do not wring or twist) out excess water by sandwiching it in a dry clean towel, and hang to dry.
- Do not bleach bras, or if you feel you must bleach them for some reason, use a non-chlorine bleach. Over time, chlorine bleach degrades spandex, a common material in bras.
- In general, you should not -- and should not need to --iron bras.
- Snagging can damage bras in two ways. The first is tearing the material or stitching. The second is by bending the underwire that accompanies most bras. Even after reshaping the bent underwire, it can leave kinks that will be uncomfortable for the wearer.