Your undergarments may be hidden underneath your favorite clothes, but it doesn’t mean they don’t deserve tender loving care and attention. Remember that your undies touch your skin before anything else, and as such, you need to take the necessary steps to wash, dry, and store them. Doing so won’t only guarantee they last long, but more importantly, you’re sure that your delicate undies are safe and clean enough to promote good hygiene.
Caring For Your Undies
If there’s one thing you need to know when caring for your undies, it’s that the more refined the materials are, the more delicate they are and would require special care. That said, you need to pay attention to the kind of fabric used in special underwear, may it be thongs, G-string, bikini, or EBY seamless panties. They should also come with instructions on how to wash and dry them.
In addition, here are more care tips for your undergarments that you may want to take note of:
- Separate Colors When Washing
Just like how you would wash your regular clothes, separating white, black, and colored undies is a good practice. Even when they’re just underwear and won’t most likely be seen when you’re out and about, you don’t want your precious garments getting ruined because you forgot to separate them accordingly.
If you don’t follow this guideline, white undies will turn gray, while the other colors fade or whiten in every wash. The best thing to do is wash them in batches, putting together those of the same shade. Whether handwashing or using a machine, try to keep this tip in mind to extend the life, color, and fabric quality of your panties.
- Be Mindful Of Your Detergent And Fabric Softener
Your delicate undies should be washed using mild detergent only, as strong detergent might ruin their thin materials. Whether cotton or lace, they all deserve mindful handling. Additionally, you might want to consider washing them in lukewarm water not to shrink their fabric and also to kill germs and bacteria that tend to transfer from your private parts to the panties you’re wearing.
It’s highly recommended to handwash them rather than using a washing machine. However, if you don’t always have the time or find handwashing too tiring, you can machine-wash the underwear using the dedicated setting for delicates.
Mild or special fabric softeners are available for undergarments. Using these particular products would make sure the garment or material’s elasticity won’t be affected.
- Skip The Dryer
It may be tempting to throw in your undies in the dryer, especially if you want or need them to dry quickly. However, it’s best just to let them hang dry in the sun. All it takes is a gentle wring to remove excess soap and water. But you’d want to rinse them well so they won’t have any more soap left. Squeezing the fabric too hard would deform the shape of your undies, and that’s something you don’t want to happen, especially with super expensive ones.
After gently twisting or wringing them one by one (or by twos, at the most,) you can hang them to dry. Others prefer to dry their underwear flat to avoid wrinkling. Drying them using the machine isn’t recommended, especially if the fabric is too delicate or thin. But if you intend to do so, tumble dry using low heat for around 30 minutes.
- Store Your Undies Separately From Regular Clothes
If you have enough space, storing your undies separately from regular garments would be ideal. Doing so will prevent their delicate fabric from getting tangled with zippers, buttons, or anything that might get stuck on them as you rummage through your closet.
The best way to store them is by using a separate drawer where you keep all your undies together. You can organize them by color or type of fabric if you prefer to be that coordinated. Another idea is to keep your special undies from the regular ones—say, keep the everyday panties in one drawer and have another drawer dedicated for fancy lingerie that you intend to wear on special occasions.
Folding them neatly and nicely would also greatly help in keeping them organized. That way, you can easily see what you need to get and won’t have to search long and hard in a pile of cluttered undies. You’ll also prevent running into potential underwear problems or emergencies, such as bulges, bumps, and wrinkles.
Your underwear deserves the best care and maintenance. You need to be careful when washing, drying, and storing them to ensure they’ll last longer and retain their best quality. Bear in mind that your undies keep your private parts safe for the most part of the day, and it’s only wise to go the extra mile in taking care of them.