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How to Wash and Dry Your Essential Shirt

19 Apr 2019

Laundry can often be a frustrating task. It is time-consuming and there is a lot that can go wrong. For a lot of us, laundry is one of those chores we learned how to do from our parents, a roommate, a significant other, or whoever else, but then we stop asking questions. Beyond sorting lights from darks, each of your clothes should be washed in a certain way. Odds are, we don’t spend the time needed to figure out exactly how each item of our clothes should be washed, but in order to make sure your favorite items “hold up in the wash,” we should definitely be paying attention to the proper way to wash and dry your clothes.

Here at Heirloom Clothing, we want to help you preserve the quality and life of your essential shirts for as long as possible. So keep reading to find out our tips and tricks to washing and drying your layering shirts.

5 Big Mistakes You’re Making That Are Destroying Your Clothes

Let’s start off with some of the most common mistakes you might be making, then we’ll go into how to fix them!  

Over-washing your clothes.
Using your dryer too much.
Not reading the tag, or simply ignoring them.
Washing all your clothes the same way.
Treating all stains the exact same way.

These might sound familiar, but that is ok, these mistakes can be fixed easily. It might take more time and work, but in the end, it will be worth it to have your pants, long sleeve shirts, skirts and layering shirts looking fresh, saving you money along the way.

5 Tips to Washing Your Heirloom Shirts

No matter whether you have long sleeve shirts, cap sleeve shirts, tanks, or camisoles, our fabric is one unique blend, making it easy to wash all your essential shirts the same way.

Tip #1: Do not wash your layering shirt unless it is dirty. People often over wash their clothes, thinking that if they have worn it once that it is dirty. Unless you spill on it, sweat in it, or it smells bad, don’t wash it every single time you wear it.

Tip #2: When you do wash your essential shirts, make sure to machine wash on cold! Most people have the misconception that the water in your washer has to be really hot to actually clean your clothes, but that just isn’t true and can cause your shirts to unravel, fade, shrink up, or wear down the fabric.

Tip #3: Dryers are really hard on clothes. Towels, sheets, socks, underwear, casual t-shirts and pajamas can and should be dried in the dryer, but most of everything else should either be hung to dry, laid flat to dry, or tumbled in the dryer on low. We know this seems tedious and time-consuming, but your Heirloom shirts will stay looking fresh and won’t shrink or fade as fast as they will if you dry them every time you wash them.

Tip #4: Make sure to pay attention to the tags on your clothing. They tell you how to best wash that item in order to keep it in the best condition possible. Here at Heirloom, our essential line of layering shirts tell you that our shirts are 90% cotton and 10% spandex. The tag then outlines that you need to machine wash on cold and tumble dry on low or lay flat to dry. Use non-chlorine bleach to keep your shirt’s quality.

Tip #5: There are all different kinds of stains you might have to deal with: grease or oil stains, sweat stains, makeup stains, tomato-based foods, or other spills. These different stains should not all be treated the same way. You can find specific tricks to removing stains from your layering shirt on our other blog post “How to Remove Stains from Your Shirt.”

We hope this will help you persevere your favorite essential shirts for years to come. For all your questions and more clothing tips and suggestions, check out the rest of our website!


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