Do you wash your clothes in right way?

@mermaidivy (15415)
United States
August 31, 2009 10:08am CST
Before you wash the new clothes that you bought, do you check the tag inside the clothes to see how you should wash it? or you just dumb them all in the washing machine? I remember I had a very very very nice sweater, I didn't know that it was in the dirty clothes basket - it must have fallen into the basket somehow... so it ended up being washed in the washing machine... got all shrinked... Iwas so unhappy about hat... since then, I always check the tag when I buy the new clothes... that was a good lesson for me of laundry!
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@jaiho2009 (39001)
• Philippines
31 Aug 09
oh,this happen to me also dear...i forgot to read some instruction and ended up ruining a blouse with good price.i was teary eyed thinking how much it costs . Since then,i always check the tag,and the laundry basket either,becoz sometimes my kids accidentally just throw all their clothes to laundry baskets.( i had 2 baskets for white and clored clothes.
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@mermaidivy (15415)
• United States
31 Aug 09
Yes, especially you have kids, need to be double careful.
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@taztheone (1726)
• India
31 Aug 09
To be honest I'm someone who is least worried about my clothes, you can see a pile of cloths in my bedroom, in & around the basket. Once it becomes too much, I'll rap it all & give it to laundry or else I'll give to the house maid & the rest is not in my hands. The next time I'll think of them is when I'll take it to wear them
@mermaidivy (15415)
• United States
31 Aug 09
I would assume you are a male so I understand that :-p
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@ibuemma (2954)
• United States
31 Aug 09
I always check too. Couple times I bought something that I really like that label dry clean only. Usually I always avoid to buy something that dry clean only. Sorry about your sweater. Happy washing!
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@mermaidivy (15415)
• United States
31 Aug 09
I don't like buying clothes that can only be dried clean only but if it is really nice, I would still buy it :-)
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@jillhill (37383)
• United States
31 Aug 09
I always check the tag....especially if its something I really like. I have had a few experiences in the past where I didn't really watch what I was doing and ruined something special...so now I always check!
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@mermaidivy (15415)
• United States
31 Aug 09
Yea... I learnt my laundry lesson...
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@saundyl (9690)
• Canada
31 Aug 09
I always check the tag. Theres a ton of shirts that even if they say they can be dried i hang to dry anyways because i know they will shrink.
@mermaidivy (15415)
• United States
31 Aug 09
yea... I hate my clothes shrink too..
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• India
1 Sep 09
i wash then with my hands and with a hard brush because i want my clothes to be as clean as possible
@saundyl (9690)
• Canada
1 Sep 09
i use a washing machine
@gr8life (6253)
• Malaysia
1 Sep 09
Hello mermaidivy, When I do my laundry, I will separate baby clothes, lingeries, white color clothes, dark color clothes and other than white colors clothes. I wash them separately. The not so important ones, I will use my washing machine. The white color clothes, I will soak first before I wash on the next day. For more expensive clothes and sensitives ones, I will hand wash. That's the reason why I take quite a long time to do my laundry! *laughs*
@mermaidivy (15415)
• United States
1 Sep 09
Is baby clothes easier to shrink?
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@gr8life (6253)
• Malaysia
2 Sep 09
Hello mermaidivy, I separate my baby clothes because I am using a special detergent for kiddie wash. It is mild detergent and suitable for babies. It won't shrink easily but when you look at your baby every day, you feel that the clothes 'shrink' quite fast *laughs*
• India
1 Sep 09
I remember that i have washed my cloths once in my life. Once my mom is not in my home for two days. that time i washed my cloths. That tto in waashing machine I dont know how to wash becasue usually my mom use to do that.finally i saw that my cloths were still dirty. Then i planned to give it to laundry.I did it. Then i found My cloths were clean
@mermaidivy (15415)
• United States
1 Sep 09
Thanks for sharing.
@mobhomeir (7565)
• Philippines
1 Sep 09
A waste of that sweater...in my case I wouldn't wash it anymore as long as it is sailed from the mall. But, if my partner would be the one who purchased it, it would be first go to washing machine with our looking how it would be washed..actually it seldom happen to have new clothes being wrongly washed...thanks
@mermaidivy (15415)
• United States
1 Sep 09
Yes... that was a waste, that was my favourite sweat and was expensive :-(
• United States
1 Sep 09
I have to admit I do tend to throw everything in, unless it is delicate, or something special, or a new item in a color - I'm afraid I rarely look! But it seems to turn out alright. The exception was my Big Laundry Disaster when I first got married 5 years ago. I was a newlywed trying to be a perfect wife of course, so it was worse becauseof that ....lol I got a red top in with all the whites, and manage to turn pretty much ALL my husbands underwear and socks a lovely vibrant shade of pink! I DO think he looked quite fetching in them though....
@mermaidivy (15415)
• United States
1 Sep 09
Thanks for sharing hehe
• China
1 Sep 09
mermaidivy. I have the same experience with you . once i have a a nice Thirt but after washing with other clothes . it being poluted. i fell so bad . that Thirt i bought just a few days
@mermaidivy (15415)
• United States
1 Sep 09
Yea... I understand what you felt...
• United States
31 Aug 09
I make sure to check tags before I wash clothes I haven't washed before. There's nothing worse than ruining one of your favorite things to wear! Sometimes if I'm unsure, though, I'll hand wash the item, which always seems to work out just fine! Best of luck...
@mermaidivy (15415)
• United States
1 Sep 09
Yes... sometimes if I am not sure how I should wash the clothes, I just handwash them too.
@marguicha (101930)
• Chile
15 Jan 13
I read labels but don´t always follow them. I have some expeience with materials and will not hand wash just about everything that comes along. But I never wash any any of clothes with hot water, I use mild cycles and I don´t use a dryer. So that help a lot to care for them.
@asliah (11148)
• Philippines
7 Dec 12
hi, actually i wash my clothes every weekend because the only time that i can wash them all is during my rest days,and because weekdays i am busy with my work,go to work so early and late to go home in the evening,so really hard for me to find time for both morning and evening.
@ahgong (10066)
• Singapore
17 Nov 09
ha ha ha ha ha... I am a lucky man. My wife does that for me. My clothes are better cared for today than when I was doing my own laundry! Was the sweater you ruined expensive? Could it be saved with some ironing and stretching of the fabric?
@harmonee (1236)
• United States
1 Sep 09
I don't usually check the tag, unless it is a material that I am unfamiliar with. I do usually air on the side of caution and dry my clothes on low temperatures or air dry because it helps them last longer and they are less likely to shrink. I hate it when things sneak into a load where they don't belong. It happened to me with a red shirt in my white clothes. Everything turned pink! I guess it could have been worse, but it was still a bummer since I couldn't bleach it out of everything.
• China
1 Sep 09
I rarely wash my chlothes. I seldom read the tags inside them. This is why I ever made a big mistake. I mixed red sweater with a white shirt. Then....
@grace118224 (1040)
• China
1 Sep 09
Yes i would check the tag when i wash the new clothes i bought . But it's ok that if i don't check because i wash all clothes by myself instead of washing machine . I can check it while i'm hand washing it. As i know that some people won't get the new clothes washed after they buy them . They would put them on right away without washing them firstly . I feel hard to understand this but i see a lot of people doing it.
@realan (520)
• United States
1 Sep 09
I usually don't check unless the item looks like it needs special treatment. If it's a wool blend or silk etc. then I will check the washing instructions.