How to Hand-Wash Delicates

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Hand-washing delicate clothing items can be done by filling the sink with warm, soapy water, letting the delicates soak in the water for a few minutes and squeezing the garments to work in the soap. Let hand-washed delicates air dry naturally with advice from an experienced mother in this free video on laundry.

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Hi, I'm Erica. We're in Salt Lake City, Utah and I'm going to talk to you today about how to hand-wash your delicate items. What you're first going to do is you're going to fill up the sink with water and then you're going to pour in the laundry soap and kind of stir it around as you do that. Get it all soapy and sudsy in there. Then you're going to put in your delicate inside the sink. Let your delicate soak in there for just a couple minutes if you need to. Or you can just start squeezing them together just to remove all the loose dirt that might be in them. And just do that for a couple of minutes. And after you've squeezed all the dirt out of it and you are pretty sure that it's now clean, you can drain the water and squeeze out all the extra water. And then you just turn on the water again. Make sure it's not too hot. And then just start rinsing out your delicates, just very lightly squeezing them. Don't ring them out or anything. And after your done rinsing, just make sure that you get all the water out. Then you'll need to lay it flat on a towel and then roll it up in the towel, just to get all the extra water out. After you're done getting all that extra water out, go ahead unroll it and then just lay it flat. And just lay it flat so it can dry thoroughly.

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