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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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