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How To Hand Wash Delicates

Watch more Stains & Laundry videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Learn to launder lingerie and other delicates the right way. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Check label Check the "proper care" label of the garment for any specific instructions. Tip It's a good idea to hand-wash knit items that have buttons, sequins, beading or other adornments, as they can be easily damaged in a washing machine. Step 2: Fill sink Fill the sink or basin with cool water. Step 3: Add just enough detergent. Add just enough detergent to cover the surface of the water. Step 4: Dissolve detergent Swirl the water with your hand to make sure the detergent is fully dissolved. Tip To make sure that fine knits retain their shape, pay attention what the article looks like now, dry, so that once it's wet you'll be able to reshape it correctly. Step 5: Immerse article Immerse the article in the water. Step 6: Work in the suds Gently swirl and squeeze the clothing, working the suds through. Don't pull, stretch, or wring the fabric. Step 7: Soak garment Allow the garment to soak for 2 to 5 minutes. Step 8: Squeeze water out Gently squeeze the excess water out of the garment--but don't wring or twist it. Drain the sink or basin. Step 9: Rinse item Refill the sink or basin with fresh water, and swirl the item around to rinse. Tip When washing silk, add a quarter cup of white vinegar to the first rinse to help remove the soap residue. Step 10: Keep rinsing Continue draining the soapy water, refilling it with fresh water, and swirling the item until there are no more suds in the water. Step 11: Transfer to towel After your final rinse, lift the garment, gently squeeze out the excess water, and transfer it to a flat towel. Step 12: Roll up towel Roll the towel up with the article inside, pressing on it gently to soak up more water. Tip If the garment soaks through the towel quickly, repeat the process on a second dry towel. Step 13: Hang or reshape Hang up the item if it won't stretch, or, in the case of knits that need to be reshaped, place it on a dry towel and arrange it to its original shape. Did You Know? The Federal Trade Commission instituted the use of "proper care" tags on all U.S. clothing in 1972.
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