How to Shrink Preshrunk Shirts

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To shrink a preshrunk shirt, first soak the garment in boiling water, allow it to cool, place it in the washing machine on the hottest setting and run it through the dryer on the hottest setting. Help a preshrunk clothing item shrink even more with advice from a professional house cleaner in this free video on housekeeping.

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Hi, I'm Rachel Yatuzis and I'm going to show you how to shrink a preshrunk shirt. First off get your shirt and put it in to a sink, anything that you can fill up with water. Next, get a tea kettle or a pot of boiling water, you know whatever you have available. Take the hot water from your teakettle or you know sauce pan or pot, whatever it is, and pour it over the shirt, really hot water, so be careful. Let the shirt soak in the water until the water is cool. After the water cools off, ring the shirt out, take it in to your laundry room, drop it in the washing machine and wash it as usual, you know add your laundry detergent and wash it like you normally would but put it by itself on the extra small setting in the hottest water setting that you have available with your washing machine. After it's done going through its cycle, take it out and when you put it in the dryer, make sure to dry it again on the hottest setting possible, make sure the shirt you know, stays hot and after you pull it out of the dryer your preshrunk shirt will be shrunk. I'm Rachel Yatuzis and that is how you shrink a preshrunk shirt.

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