Hand Wash Your Clothes

5 Expert Tips To Hand Wash Your Clothes

Here are the 5 Expert Tips To Hand Wash Your Clothes, It can seem like a daunting task to hand wash your delicates, but it is quick and easy once you have the correct tools. This guide will explain how to hand wash your clothes so that they turn out clean and beautiful every time

Why Hand Washes Your Clothes? 

“Washing clothes by hand is crucial to extending their useful life,” says Jessica Ek, the director of digital communication at the American Cleansing Institute. She recommends washing clothing in cold or warm water and using a mild detergent with enzymes as these techniques can preserve garments better than an automatic washing machine.

“Tumbling in the dryer can cause some items to lose their shape, snag, and break down delicate fabrics,” she adds.

If you need a particular dress or clothing for an event and don’t want to lug a whole load of clothes down to the laundromat, handwashing can save you time. Hand washing can also help you get stubborn stains out of clothes without ruining them.

Hand washing is a good way to clean fragile items such as bras and underwear, bathing suits, lace clothing, and wool clothing but you should always read the label tag on your clothes closely to make sure you’re washing them correctly.

Hand washing is a favorite topic of the fashion world, but with an abundance of articles on the subject, it can be difficult to know where to start. We’ve created this handy guide to show you how to hand wash in the safest and most effective way possible.

1. Add Water and Detergent

Add Water and Detergent

To make a good sudsy mixture, pour room-temperature water into your sink or washbasin, then add your detergent. Stir it with your hand until it’s mixed together. When you think you’ve got enough suds, turn off the tap and let the suds settle before rinsing.

2. Wash


To give your laundry the best wash possible, put your clothes into a washing machine and move them around with your hands or with a washing wand. Don’t be rough with your clothes. If you’re not sure how to use the washing machine, check the instruction manual or ask someone who knows what they’re doing. If you need to use bleach or fabric softener, always follow the manufacturer’s instructions. Don’t let your clothes soak for longer than thirty minutes, especially silks as they will start to shrink.

3. Pre-treat Your Stains 

Spray bottle and white cloth on grey carpet

If there are any stains on your item(s) before washing, it’s best to treat them now. The American Cleaning Institute has a handy stain removal guide to help you get just about any stain out. Just remember to be delicate with your delicates while removing stains, as they can cause damage if scrubbed too hard. While it may be tempting to scrub away the stain, Ek urges us to instead let the cleaner and detergent do their job of “helping minimize wear and tear.”

4. Dry


Don’t wring or twist your clothes to dry them. Instead, gently squeeze them and place them on a towel to soak up excess moisture. And don’t forget to hang dry your delicates—as they can become misshapen if you put them in the dryer.

5. Rinse 


A common mistake that people make when washing their clothes is using the faucet to rinse them out. This is actually bad for your clothes because it stretches the fabric. Instead, put your clothes in a colander, turn on the sprayer setting on your faucet and spray cold water through the colander.


All in all, hand-washing your clothes does take a lot of time, but it’s certainly easy to do. Sometimes you’ll truly appreciate the results that come from hand-washing your clothes instead of throwing them into the washing machine. Hand washing will also save you money on detergent and keep your clothes looking newer and longer.

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