Here’s a new spin on washing underwear
‘‘ Start the washing process by filling a salad spinner with water and a small amount of gentle laundry detergent.
WITH winter well and truly here, getting outside in to the cold to hang out the washing loses all appeal.
For those with a dryer, undies, socks and towels go back into a machine, coming out warm and ready to use within an hour.
But according to a video by overseas detergent company Woolite, there’s a faster and more effective way to clean and dry your favourite pieces of lingerie using an item found in the kitchen.
According to the clip, start the washing process by filling a salad spinner with water and a small amount of gentle laundry detergent.
Then, drop in your bras and start spinning for two minutes. Remove the soapy water and replace with clean water for the rinse phase. Again, give your bras a good spin for two minutes. Finally, drain the water and leave your bras in place.
Give your garment another spin for two minutes, and it should come out relatively dry.
And if your garments still look a little old after washing, try adding two teaspoons of white distilled vinegar before you start washing.
Put your bra or underwear in and soak for 20 minutes, then proceed with the rest of the process. Just be sure you’ve washed out all the vinegar.
As for pilled or old looking bra straps, try mixing a few tablespoons of baking soda with water to create a paste.
Rub the paste into the straps and then spin in cold water for a few minutes.
This paste can also be used as a prewash treatment for sweat and deodorant stains.