Hand Washing Delicate Clothing

February 19, 2008

Hand Washing Delicate ClothingDo you often hand wash delicate items such as hosiery or bras? For an easier way to wring out the water, keep a spare salad spinner under your sink! People with painful arthritic hands, or those recovering from surgery, may find it especially difficult to squeeze items dry. The center push-button or battery operated type spinners make the job very easy. Even the inexpensive crank ones work, in about a dozen turns and will hold two or three items.


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April 16, 2013

If you have a sweater or a piece of clothing you have to hand wash, it can take forever to dry. Try putting it into your salad spinner, and it will remove a lot of excess water, and dry faster.

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June 14, 2010

When I used to get shower gel in an expensive perfume gift set. I learned that the shower gel is just delicate enough to use on my delicates.

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November 13, 2014

Can you hand wash velvet in Woolite? I have a black velvet dress (100% rayon velvet bodice, 100% polyester crepe skirt) that I bought at a consignment shop. There are no obvious spots, but I would like to"freshen" it up. Also, I have a 100% silk dress with a 100% pure polyester lining which says "Spot clean only, do not dry clean", but I would like to wash it in Woolite and air dry also. It has some bead work, and appears to be a "Pageant" dress. Is this safe to gently soak in cold water and Woolite?

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