How do you wash your undies? Seems straight forward enough, doesn’t it? Truth is, you probably haven’t put a whole lot of thought or importance into this, and that is completely understandable. Most of us don’t think twice when doing the laundry. Everything goes into the same load at whatever the default settings are set on. What is wrong with that, you ask? Simply, put washing your underwear with the rest of the load will eventually make them fall apart faster, tear, fade and stretch out. Don’t worry; we’ve put together a simple and easy guide on what you should do to maximise the longevity of your underwear and keep them fresh.
Wash with care in cold water
Your undies are very flexible and brash washing them can result in wear and tear. So, Hand wash in cold water, as hot water wears out the fabric and elasticity, especially in the waistband.
Turn undies inside out when washing
Do not forget to turn your undies inside out so as to keep your undies looking new and fresh.
Air-drying your underwear in the shade will greatly increase the longevity of your underwear. Just like the hot water, high temperatures from the dryer or iron or even the sun will wear out the fabric and elasticity much faster.
Maintain your underwear, cut loose threads
This may seem like a tedious thing to do but you’ll thank me later. Cut those loose threads and remove those lint and pill balls. This will keep them from catching onto anything else and will also make them look and feel brand new (somewhat).
Wash them ASAP and store them right
Keep your clean underwear separate from the rest of your clothes, especially your gym gear. Better yet, just keep all underwear and the rest of your clothes separate. This will prevent those sweaty bacteria from crossing over and contaminating your entire wardrobe.
By Damilola Faustino