A good maintenance of our clothes

Un bon entretien de nos vêtements

Doing laundry is very simple ! The ” hic ” is in the preparation of the loads of dirty laundry that must be washed. We all know the basic rule of not to mix the white and the colors, and typically, one observes this rule. By contrast, less is known about the care recommended by the manufacturers for the various components of tissue. We need to pay attention to, so that our clothes last a long time.

The cotton

Very easy to wash, the white cotton supports the very hot water and bleach. By contrast, the cotton colored of lesser quality might rub off. If you have a doubt, wash the garment by hand in cold water. You get rid of his excess stain, and then you can wash the garment in the machine in warm water.

The fibers of bamboo

Clothing bamboo fiber wash in the washing machine, go to the dryer and even after several washings, remains permanent press and anti-odor.

The lin

Popular during the hot season, clothes and linen are washed by hand in cold water to lukewarm with a mild detergent or soap of Marseille. This fabric ages well and repeated washings make it soft and shiny. It is preferable to suspend the garment to the drain and the iron damp so that the linen does not lose its flexibility.

The silk

It is best to leave the delicate contents to air dry on a hanger.

The silk clothing will be shinier if you wash in cold or warm water with a mild liquid soap and if you rinse them in water mixed with a few drops of lemon juice. Bleach should never be used, because it melts the silk like snow in the sun !

Most importantly, avoid twisting the silk after washing so as not to break the fragile son of which it is composed. Hang the garment on a hanger inflatable or padded.

It is best to iron silk at low temperature, without steam, on the inside, while the garment is still damp and then hang.

The synthetic fibers

The synthetic fibers are heat sensitive. Therefore, it is preferable to wash in cold or warm water so that they do boulochent not and retain their shape after washing. If needed, iron the garment at low temperature.

Elastane, spandex, lycra

These mixes of synthetic fibers known for their elasticity must be hand washed with mild soap in cold or lukewarm water. Avoid the dryer and let it dry in the open air.

The polyester

These clothes wash in the machine and generally do not cause too many headaches. However, washing with hot water could strain yourself. Only oil, grease and sweat will permeate and stain the polyester. To remove, just pat with the hand the stained fabric with liquid detergent until the fibers are well soaked. The use of Bleach is to be avoided. Then wash the garment in the gentle cycle in warm water, unless the manufacturer recommends a cold-water wash.


Wash these clothes in the washing machine, avoiding the twist or wring. The use of Bleach is not recommended. It is preferable to suspend the clothes to dry and avoid the heat of the dryer.

Swimwear small care

As soon as possible after swimming, rinse the garment under a tap of warm water, taking care to remove all residues of sand and salt, which fit easily into the elastic bands.

Wash the shirt by hand in warm water, never in the washer, even on gentle cycle. Use a soap or a liquid detergent for delicate fabrics without bleach. Don’t soak the shirt, press it between your hands and rinse. The shirt does not go in the dryer, avoid the clothesline exposed to sunlight and, ideally, hang for drying in the interior of the house.

Practice tip for the caps

The inner contour of the sports caps are spot quickly in contact with body oils. They can be cleaned in the dishwasher on the top tray… but of course, without our plates still covered with tomato sauce.

Prepare a washing exclusive of caps well stuck on bowls, marrying the best of their form and let them dry in the open air, on the counter.

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