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Do You Hand Wash When It Says Hand Wash?

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JKe895 JKe895 10 years
It depends on the article of clothing but I mostly try and stick with the gentle cycle.
urbngirl urbngirl 10 years
Handwashing and gentle cycle are basically the same right? Your clothes (and your wallet) will appreciate it more than going to the dry cleaners.
lea88 lea88 10 years
of course or else it'll mess up ur clothes...kind of.
jude_babe jude_babe 10 years
I take my hand wash / dry clean only, to the dry cleaners for the First Wash. Subsequently, I put them in a washing-net, and put them into the washing machine. I never like to handwash.
bookgirl bookgirl 10 years
I handwash my lingerie and really delicate fabric, but my cotton handwash sweaters just go on the delicate cycle and get layed flat to dry. I used to work at a drycleaners when I was in high school so I know what I can get away with. Oh, and if it says machine wash, just do it yourself, the drycleaners will machine wash it too if you bring it to them. (tons of people would bring in their machine washable items and we'd just wash them in the washer). dropstar, don't wring the wet items place them on a bath towel and roll them up in it. The towel will absorb the excess moisture and not make your clothing deformed.
jenzterama jenzterama 10 years
i take my handwash stuff to my drycleaners ;P
partysugar partysugar 10 years
Always! I hand wash like half of my wardrobe but hey when you wear lingerie that costs 20$ a thong and delicate tissue tees for 50$ it's worth it!
dropstar dropstar 10 years
Alright, I cheat! My Bosch washing machine has a handwash cycle, so that's what I use. Most of the handwash items say no wringing or twisting, which makes me wonder how on earth I'm supposed to get the water out! Anyway, since my machine is still a machine, i still put the ultra delicate items inside out in a lingerie bag, and wash them with a mild, natural soap on cold.
gorjusgirl gorjusgirl 10 years
depends, although we've just moved into a place with a top loader so I'm actually hand washing everything that says hand wash at the moment!
pinupsweetheart pinupsweetheart 10 years
It depends. If it looks like it needs a hand wash I will do it in the sink and spin dry in the machine and hang dry it on a hanger.
nessabum nessabum 10 years
sometimes there isn't time for everything to be done...
Talldiva45 Talldiva45 10 years
I really don't unless it's something like lace or a really thin or delicate material
Princess-Rebecca Princess-Rebecca 10 years
Handwash... I can't take the risc, i'd feel so bad you know
cocca cocca 10 years
sometimes. depends on which article of clothing, but mostly use gentle wash...
nati nati 10 years
Of course I do!
greenpaisley greenpaisley 10 years
I used to hand wash lacy undergarments like expensive bras and stuff... but it's way too much work for my college lifestyle! I keep things like panties and bras in lingerie bags now and wash on a gentle cycle... And also, I think i'm alot more worried about drying things than about the washing process... I have drying racks, and am militant about using them!
amandaaa amandaaa 10 years
i have all my hand-wash-only clothes in a big bag and i haven't gotten around to doing that. what happens if you don't hand wash a garment? which fabrics are okay to put in the washing machine?
Saller Saller 10 years
If the tag says anything other than machinewash and tumble dry then it goes to the drycleaners. Simple, cheap, fast.
asco00 asco00 10 years
I follow the instructions 99% of the time, and my clothes last FOREVER, in their original state. The couple times my husband has washed something, he has gotten in major trouble!
littleblackbook littleblackbook 10 years
yeah pretty much. i try to decide by the fabric though, i only hand wash my lace dresses or corsets. things like my YSL tees that say HANDWASH only, i put them in the machine-in a laundry bag, and it still comes out fine.
Mme-Hart Mme-Hart 10 years
Yep!!!
Beautifulbarbie Beautifulbarbie 10 years
I hand wash all the time. I keep them in my purse too.
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