No matter how cheap or expensive, no one wants to have to replace their undergarments. Doesn’t it just break your heart to have to give away your favorite bra due to wear and tear? If you are careful and follow a few tips, you can hang on your favorite intimates for a lot longer and save yourself a lot of money.
1. READ THE LABEL
Most of us don’t bother to read the label. Manufacturers know what they are making. So it’s best to take advice from them on how to care for them. These labels specify wash and dry care, temperature of wash etc…
2. WEAR THEM CORRECTLY
Do not attempt the lazy and easier route by hooking it in the front and then twisting it around and then slipping into the straps. So try to chose the perfect bra which suits for your size and wear correct size. Remember practice makes perfect.
3. WEAR THE CORRECT SIZE
If you wear a bra that is too tight or not fitted right, it will put unnecessary strain on the elastic and band and cause it to stretch or cause bumps and shapeless depressions.
So always wear the right size bra .
4. OCCASION AND PURPOSE
Use lingerie based on the purpose and activity. For example it is advisable to wear sports bras during workout and other physical activities. Save the expensive and delicate pieces for special occasions, unless you can afford it.
5. HOOK UP
Fasten all hooks, buttons and clasps of the bras before you pop them in the washer so that they do not catch or snag on any lace or other fabric and tear holes or stretch.
6. USE MILD DETERGENT
This is the age of harsh chemicals that claim to remove any stain. You definitely do not want these chemicals wearing down the fabric of your lingerie.
Unless you have any stain to get rid of stick to the mild detergents.
Hand washing your undergarments is always the best. But if you’re just plain lazy or don’t have the time, then just pop them in a laundry bag and launder on a gentle cycle.
Use cold water as it will prevent fading of the dyes.
- Group and separate
Remember to wash light and dark colored undergarments separately to prevent the light colored ones from getting stained.
And it’s always best not to wash heavy clothes with undergarments as their weight might damage your delicate.
– Air Dry
Do not tumble dry your bras as it will ruin their elasticity and wires (if any).
Air Dry them on a hanger. The mistake most people make when air drying them on a hanger is that they hang them from the shoulder straps.
Never do that as it will ruin the elasticity of your straps. Hang them upside down and if possible lay them flat to dry.
Most people do not iron their bra. But if you are one who wants them to be crease free and perfect, it is recommended to iron at low temperature setting.
Do not be tempted to fold your bras. It will cause dents and get them out of shape.
It is best to lay them flat one against the other or hang them upside down. If you lack that much space, fold one molded cup into the other.
As crazy as it sounds, your bras need rest and time to get its elasticity back to form. If you wear them daily you will only expose them to more wear and tear.
Have a couple of bras so that you can rotate between them on a daily basis and thus not ruin the shape or elasticity.
Follow these simple guidelines if you want to achieve value for money and hold on to your intimates for a tad bit longer.