Hand washing one bra usually requires a sink or a bucket. Reminder: clean sink!
Why does hand-laundering your bras matter? There are a few perks to hand washing your bra:
1) Delicate details (lace, bows, etc.) won't be destroyed with high friction.
2) Moulded cups can be damaged irreparably by machine-washing.
3) You can spot clean more easily by hand vs. a machine.
4) You use more water using the "delicate spin" portion of your washer so thus... more $$.
I'm going to guess that you will look at the list, think about the perks and then discard it as too much effort! That's what bra laundry bags are for, right? So how did I get over machine washing and jump into hand washing? Because my money matters!
|There are currently six bras in this tub. Bulk cleaning!|
EVERY DAY I'M PAYING $3.35 TO WEAR A BRA.
Think about how crazy that is!
$3.35 FOR A DAY! (Sales tax not included)
And that doesn't include the money I use to clean them!
So how do I wash my bras? In bulk! I hear some women clean their bras while they're in the shower, but that seems incredibly wasteful of water (roughly 2 gallons of water a minute). So I either fill a sink (such as at the top of this post) or a tub (above). My cleaners of choice? OxyClean or Tide Free & Gentle. I use the unscented version because fragrances can irritate the skin and, if powerful enough, can mask perfume.
|Free your bras of grime and stink!|
After using a gloop (technical term) of Tide or a TINY amount of OxyClean, I let my bras soak for 15 minutes in lukewarm water (not hot or cold), pour the water out, and then refill with clean water (no cleaner) unless I'm washing sports bras that REALLY need it. After they soak for 15 more minutes (and no longer smell like detergent/cleaner or... body), I will hang them to dry.
|Clothing lines and 90 degree weather are perfect for my lifestyle.|
Now you know how I do it. I don't tend to buy SUPER expensive bras or ones with a lot of delicate details (lace, especially) so what works for me might not work for you. But keep in mind: bras are an investment and should be treated with care!
On to the next load...
|No bras were harmed in the making of this post.|