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How To Wash Your T-Shirts And Keep Them Looking New



Introduction

Everyone at one time or another has had a nice t-shirt or collection of t-shirts that they enjoyed wearing over everything else in their wardrobe and then one day after washing, you noticed that the t-shirts do not look or fit the same. What happened?

Keeping t-shirts looking their best from the day you bought them can be a bit of a hassle but with the proper steps you can learn to keep your t-shirts looking their best for a longer period of time. Remember that getting the most out of your t-shirts can also depend on the quality and thickness. The better the quality, the longer the t-shirts look there best.

Very important before washing! Please Read.

Read the tags on each of your t-shirts so that you can wash them accordingly. 
Separate whites from colors. You don't want your whites mixed with your colors, especially if you're going to be using bleach.

Step One

Some of us don't have time and just separate and throw the t-shirts in the washer without observing the stains. Make a point that if you don't be observant, you will never get the clean results that you're looking for.

Take a close look at your t-shirts when separating them. Look for stains. Place the most stained t-shirts in one pile and the least stained in another. The goal here is to find out which t-shirts need the most attention. Start off with you whites first and then work your way toward your colors.

Step Two

Apply a quality commercial stain remover according to its directions. Then Let the t-shirts lie awhile, so that the stain remover can work into the fabric before you wash them. Remember to read and follow the directions closely on the stain remover before you use it.

Step Three

Make sure that before washing your t-shirts that you turn any t-shirts with designs or pictures on them inside out. Once this is done were ready to wash!

The t-shirts that have the least tough stains or no stains at all should be loaded and washed in cold water. Remember to use a good commercial detergent and read the directions before using.

Step Four

Load the t-shirts that have the toughest stains in washer and use the warm water setting. If you see the stains to be extreme then use the hot setting. Remember to use a good commercial detergent and read the directions before using. If you're using bleach for you whites, use a good commercial brand and remember to follow the directions. Placing too much can damage your t-shirts.

Step Five

The drying stage

After you wash your t-shirts, you want to make sure that you use good drying techniques so that your shirts don't shrink or stretch. The best way to avoid your t-shirts from shrinking is to tumble dry or hang them to dry directly after washing.

Tumble dry

Load the t-shirts into the dryer and switch the setting to tumble dry. Tumble dry simply means that you will be drying without any heat. Your t-shirts will tumble until they are dry or close to dry. You want to tumble dry your t-shirts until they are near dry and a little damp. So check your t-shirts periodically until they are ready.

Next, remove the t-shirts from the dryer and hang them up to finish drying. Remember; do not put the hanger through the neck hole. This will most likely dry with the neck hole stretched a bit. What we suggest is to get a hanger with the hooks on the side so that you can hook the sides of each sleeve on to it and then hang it up to dry. Make sure that when you hook your t-shirts that they are secure; otherwise they may fall on the floor and get dirty. After they are completely dry, iron them and fold.

No time to tumble dry? Just Hang Dry

When you hang your t-shirts to dry strait from the washing machine, do not put the hanger through the neck hole. This will most likely dry with the neck hole stretched a bit. What we suggest is to get a hanger with the hooks on the side so that you can hook the sides of each sleeve on to it and then hang it up to dry. Make sure that when you hook your t-shirts that they are secure; otherwise they may fall on the floor and get dirty. This technique will take more time for your shirts to dry since they will be so wet but the result is the same as tumble-drying. After they are completely dry, iron them and fold.

Some of the steps above can take some time and patience but you will be on your way to getting the most out of you t-shirts.