No matter how inexpensive or costly, no one wants to have to replace their undergarments. Doesn’t it just crack your heart to have to give away your favorite bra due to wear and tear? If you are cautious 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 worry about the label. Manufacturers know what they are making. So it’s best to take suggestion from them on how to care for them. These labels denote wash and dry care, temperature of wash etc…
2. WEAR THEM CORRECTLY
The right way to putting a bra is to slip it on and pull out your arms around at the back and hook.
Do not try 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 right bra which suits for your size and wear correct size. Keep in mind that practice makes things perfect.
3. WEAR THE RIGHT SIZE
If you wear a bra that is too tight or not fitted right, it will put needless strain on the elastic and band and cause it to stretch or cause bumps and shapeless depressions.
So wear the right size bra.
4. OCCASION AND PURPOSE
Use lingerie based on the reason and activity. For example it is desirable to wear sports bras during workout and other physical activities. Save the costly and delicate pieces for special occasions, unless you can afford it.
5. HOOK UP
Fasten all buttons, hooks 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 rude chemicals that claim to remove any stain. You absolutely do not want these chemicals wearing down the fabric of your lingerie.
Unless you have any stain to clear of stick to the mild detergents.
METHOD OF WASHING
Hand washing your undergarments is always good. But if you’re just plain lethargic or don’t have the time, then just pop them in a laundry bag and launder on a gentle cycle.
Make use of 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 tainted.
And it’s always best not to wash heavy clothes with undergarments as their weight might damage the delicate details of the bras.
Do not tumble dry your bras as it will ruin their elasticity and under-wires.
Air Dry them on a hanger. The blunder most people make when air drying them on a hanger is that they hang them along the shoulder straps.
Don’t do that as it will ruin the elasticity of your straps. Hang them upside down and if possible lay it flat to dry.
Most women do not iron their bras. But if you are one who wants them to be wrinkle free and perfect, it is recommended to iron at low temperature setting.
Do not try to fold your bras. It will cause dents and put them out of shape.
It is best to lay them flat one in opposition to the other or hang them upside down. If you lack that much space, fold one moulded 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 it will be exposed to more wear and tear.
Owe 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 rules if you want to achieve value for money and hold on to your intimate apparels for a tad bit longer.
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