Do you follow washing preferences/ procedures of your clothes?

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@cloud31 (5811)
May 25, 2010 9:02pm CST
Have you ever read the washing preferences of your clothes before load them into the washing machine? Have you experienced clothes which was damage by and re size because you throw them in the washing machine without paying attention on the washing procedures. Most delicate fabrics can't used washing machine to wash,(unless used the machine preferences too) that will sure cause damage altered fabric after washed.Some maybe re size and other will get no longer back to its original size and look and even shape after washed by machine. I'm pretty careful when it comes to washing procedures of my clothes especially my favorite clothes and garments with sensitivity in washing machine.I read carefully about the washing and even iron procedures as some fabric need to be very careful handling them. I will always set the washing machine in the washing preferences of the clothes that will be loaded, or even ask it for hand wash or dry clean if machine is not preferable. Do you usually check them out?You might have some thoughts about this,kindly share with us for better ideas. Thank you and Great day everyone!!
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@brylle454 (608)
• Philippines
26 May 10
I always try to wash properly my shirts based on the instructions on how to wash it properly to avoid some problems. Especially on my special shirts that i treasure, LOL, it would be bad if those shirts have serious problems like loosing or some other cloth problems. I think its best to follow the procedures on our clothes on how to wash, and also how to iron it.
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@cloud31 (5811)
26 May 10
Hello brylle, Its nice to know you are keen of that too.Its really important to have a good check clothes washing preferences to avoid problems to our clothes especially if we spend a lot for it. Thanks and Happy myLotting!
@amelly (1558)
• Malaysia
26 May 10
i do washed it according to the label shown..especially those with super sensitive fabric like silk..as for jeans i just throw them into the washing machine..but i do be careful of the ways i wash my clothes...
@cloud31 (5811)
26 May 10
Hi amelly, That's perfect I admire you for that!Thank you for sharing and Good day ahead!
@amelly (1558)
• Malaysia
26 May 10
thanks cloud..
@dawnald (84132)
• Shingle Springs, California
26 May 10
I pretty much wash everything in cold, and that avoids most problems...
• Mexico
27 May 10
Hi dawnald: I do the same even if I have never heard this advice I did it. Well maybe this explains why I have no problem when I wash my own clothes. Thanks for your answer. Have a nice day. ALVARO.
@ANTIQUELADY (36489)
• United States
26 May 10
Good morning Cloud, what i wear around the house doesn't take any careful washing. I do follow the rules w/my 'DRESS UP CLOTHES' as we use to call them. I wash everything in the washer just on different cycles.
@cloud31 (5811)
28 May 10
Hello Ms ANTIQUELADY, Yes setting up the washing machine in different cycle can minimize your time to check every clothes you are going to wash, and that is a very good suggestions too. Thank you for having you here.Good day ma'm !
@grayxenon (1307)
• Philippines
26 May 10
lately, na? i don't do the laundry myself now, someone has volunteered for me,,haha before? i don't think so, i just stuff things in the washing machine, let it roll then i am good to go..haha
@cloud31 (5811)
28 May 10
Hey gray, Lucky you are! Someone voluntarily doing your laundry that's good.She might be very careful then.Thanks for sharing! Good day!
@gabs8513 (48764)
• United Kingdom
26 May 10
Hi Sweetie I do not take much notice as all my Clothes are washed on delicate My Towels get washed on high Wash and so do my Sheets and bedding I have never had any Problems lol so I am doing ok
@cloud31 (5811)
28 May 10
Hello my gabs, I believe you are doing well with it!.You simply make tings in order I guessThanks for having you here, hope your doing fine and feeling alright.Take care and Have a nice day!
@daliaj (5689)
• India
26 May 10
I usually don't care much about the washing instructions given in clothes. Most of those instructions are there in expensive and branded clothes. I usually buy clothes of average rate and most of the clothes I have don't have that. Sometimes I see those instructions only after a few wash. But, I am careful when I am doing laundry as I do landry by hand and dry clothes in sun in a line.
@cloud31 (5811)
26 May 10
Hello daliaj, You are right most instructions based on the quality of clothes and maybe their prices either.I believe most of us here always care about our clothes and how to handle it properly. Thank you for sharing and Have a nice day!
• Philippines
26 May 10
We usually send our clothes to laundry but we don't send those that aren't for machine wash. We know what clothes are only for handwash and what can be sent to the laundry.
@cloud31 (5811)
26 May 10
Hello frontvisions, Its necessary to know preferences of washing when delicate fabrics is at hand.And in your case laundry are responsible enough to handle your clothes so there's not much to worry about it.And also I'm happy you are keen washing procedure too. Thank you! Have a nice day!
@naka75 (797)
• Singapore
26 May 10
I do not normally check the labels for washing preferences unless it is a piece of expensive clothing where it is made of exquisite fabric or certain clothings that might not be color-fast. So far I have not encountered any clothing that has shrunk because I have used the wrong washing settings, but your point is a good one to take note. It's good to check through the instructions of the clothing, it will help us gain knowledge on different kind of fabrics and their washing instructions, so that it speeds up the washing process.
@cloud31 (5811)
26 May 10
Hello naka, Its good you don't have any experience about this and I also admire you for being very much care of handling clothing preferences when washing,.Thank you for being here with me again.Have a nice day ahead of you!
26 May 10
Hi cloud! This very good topic I don't usually follow washing references and made me disappointed after washing clothes, my dress sometimes becomes smaller and I just wonder how it was happened and that is the very bad habit of mine being lazy.lol I will check it later on.Thank you for the information given.Cheers!!
@cloud31 (5811)
26 May 10
Hi one, I think you have a very good lesson on this,sometimes we might forget something but at the end we keep reminding ourselves about it. Have a nice day one!
• Philippines
26 May 10
i dont just put everything im the washing machine as clothes is very expensive if we dont take care of them specially during washing like the case of mixing colors. before i wash i always separate which one to mix and which one is not. like all white must be together, all jeans must be together, all shirt with the same colors and all bed sheet and blanket must be together. i dont put undies in washing machine coz it might stretch up those garters specially my bra so i just wash them manually. i also follow the procedure of washing machine like shirt is just mild while jeans and bed sheet is strong or hard spin.
@cloud31 (5811)
26 May 10
Hi home, I'm happy to know you are one of those who can check clothing washing preferences before loading into the washing machine.I agree with you in handling clothes properly. Thank you for your helpful information and Have a nice day!Take care!
@ghieptc (2525)
• Philippines
26 May 10
I've learned from it before coz I really don't know how to wash clothes on the washing machine, I just load all my clothes there and wait for it it to be clean. But then, I've seen that some of my clothes are not so clean. So afterwards I'm trying to follow procedures before I'm getting onto washing again...
@cloud31 (5811)
26 May 10
Hi ghie, How you doing? I haven't seen you for a while? Hope everything is fine with you! That is what I'm trying to say about not paying attention of the washing preferences of our clothing .I'm glad you learned something about it! Keep it up and Take care of yourself and your upcoming angel!
@doryvien (2293)
• United States
26 May 10
Hi Cloud, I do follow washing procedure in washing clothes. For those that need extra care, like the ones that require hand washing only, I do follow as instructed. I always separate the white clothes from colored, and I soak them (the whites) in water with powder soap overnight, or for at least 4 hours. Then I start loading them into the washing machine. I do the white ones first, and then the colored.
@cloud31 (5811)
26 May 10
Hello Ms Dory, I'm so much keen for that too, and I'm glad you are doing the same and even more careful about this.Its really necessary to follow washing and iron preferences to avoid our being damaged. Thank you for that wonderful information you shared to us! Appreciated!Good day!
@Hatley (164756)
• Garden Grove, California
26 May 10
hi cloud I always read the tags and washed my clothes according to the directions and also was careful not to overload the soap bit as in using washers in apartment complexes a lot of soap residue is left in the machines and you sometimes have clothes that all the soap w as not rinsed out. I take a damp cloth and wipe out the washers thoroughly to get rid of any left over soap residue. I also am careful not to use too hot water on some of my more delicate garments. it pays to take care when washing clothes.
@cloud31 (5811)
26 May 10
Hello Ms Hatley, That's very true we have to be very careful in handling some care to our clothes and pay attention in the washing preferences of its garments, especially those delicate fabrics.. Thank you and Have a nice day ahead!
• Philippines
29 May 10
I also do that, my mother is very meticulous and she always adviced me to do the same when washing my own clothes. Mostly my mother do the washing at home and when she is out that is only the time I have to be engage in that. It is important to follow instruction to avoid ruining the dress, to avoid wasting money and electricity and effort. there are clothes that we treat as priceless jewels, so we are very careful. It is good that we follow washing procedure to use the dress for longer period of time.
@elvieb02 (696)
• Philippines
28 May 10
Not always. It depends whether the clothes is expensive and special, then I follow but if it's for everyday use, I don't follow, I normally just stack them on the washing machine and wash it that way.
@climber7565 (2579)
• United States
28 May 10
oh I like to buy clothes that allow me some peace of mind, not require all that professional attention to maintain them.
• Mexico
27 May 10
Hi cloud: Sincerely I make hand wash and them use the washing machine and I have never experienced any bad result so I don't pay attention to that. Maybe I should care more about this things. I have to admit that I don't like to read the instructions of anything. That's a bad habit I know. Thanks for asking us this question. Have a nice day. ALVARO.
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
27 May 10
I typically try to get things that don't have really strict rules for washing because with my children and nieces demanding the majority of my time, I really need to keep things as simple as possible. However, there are times that I have items that are dry clean only so I will keep those out of my normal laundry and will take things to the dry cleaners when I have quite a few different items that need to be cleaned.
@bystander (2299)
• Philippines
27 May 10
sadly, my friend, i hardly use the washing machine in the not-so-often times i was clothes. i do it manually and i hate using the humming device with a crazy timer... the wash does not satisfy me...