Tips on How to Wash Expensive Clothes at Home

When it comes to washing delicate, expensive clothes at home, some mindful washing practices can take you a long way!


Tips on How to Wash Expensive Clothes at Home
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Your special occasion garments need a lot of care. Also, they come with a specific set of washing instructions which may seem scary at first. However, don’t worry, we’re here to ease your problem.

Follow these easy tips to launder your delicate items like a pro.

Sort your garments according to the colour and wash them separately.

1)   Check the Fabric

Delicate garments made from silk, wool, linen, clothes with sequins and other embroidered outfits require extra care. Handwashing is the best option. However, if the tag says dry clean only, drop everything and leave it to the professionals.

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2)   Soak Them Well

Create a solution of 1-bucket water and 2-cups of mild detergent. Soak your delicate garments in this solution for 30 minutes. Then handwash them gently under cold, running water. It’ll work wonders for them.

3)   Use a Mesh Bag

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Put your expensive clothes in a mesh bag and then put it in your washing machine for a wash. This’ll prevent your finer garments from getting tangled with the other garments in your laundry. It’s really not worth taking a chance!

4)   Use a Gentle Cycle

If you’re washing the garments made of silk, satin or chiffon in your washing machine, use the gentlest cycle setting, cold water and a mild detergent.

5)   Flay Dry Away from Sunlight

After washing your clothes, flat dry them away from direct sunlight. Sunlight can damage the colour and fabric of your clothes.

Yes, it’s that easy! Give your delicate clothes some special treatment and you’ll be able to flaunt them for a long time!

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