Hand-Wash Only Clothes: Tips for Quick and Easy Care

DIY Black Tank Top with Lace Ruffles

Just like ice cream and most good things in life, pretty, delicate, and decorated clothing comes with a downside – hand-wash only, cold water, hang to dry. Although this label sounds a bit high-maintenance, these tips will help you take care of your hand-wash only clothes quickly and easily. Most of the clothes with decorations need to be hand-washed, so I have tested the tips below over and over again while working on different DIY decoration designs.

  1. Use the right detergent

I used to avoid buying hand-wash only clothes at all cost. Or years I used to only wear cotton, colorful, basic clothes – forget about white, lace, embroidered, beads, or sequins. Luckily, I came across Resolve Max Stain Wash. You can find this stain-remover in your local grocery store. It works like a charm. Whether it’s make up stains, sweat stains, food, or even wine, this little magic bottle will take care of it. Spray it on the stains of your hand-wash only clothes and let it work for about 5 minutes.

  1. Soak the hand-wash only clothes

After the 5 minutes of Max Resolve are up, soak the hand-wash only clothes in warm water and add soap or regular detergent. Relax on the couch for about 30 minutes while the detergents are hard at work.

  1. Rinse and hang

Rinse the hand-wash only clothes, wring them out gently, and hang them on a plastic hanger. I usually hang them on the curtain pole in the bathroom, because there will be water dripping from the clothes and I want to avoid puddles in random places around the apartment. If drying is taking too long and you want to wear the outfit right away, move the clothes to a sunnier room after they are somewhat dry, i.e. not dripping.

  1. Enjoy not having to iron the clothes

Even though the 3 steps above take a tiny bit longer than tossing everything in the washer, the good news is that you will not have to iron anything after the hand-wash only clothes are dry. This is one of my favorite hand-wash only perks since if there is one thing I hate more than doing laundry is ironing.

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