Our Privacy/Cookie Policy contains detailed information about the types of cookies & related technology on our site, and some ways to opt out. By using the site, you agree to the uses of cookies and other technology as outlined in our Policy, and to our Terms of Use.

Close

How to Handwash Delicates

Step 1

Fill the sink or other basin with lukewarm water (or the temperature indicated on the fabric care label).

Step 2

Mix approximately 1 teaspoon of mild detergent into the water.

Step 3

Submerge the item and knead it gently with your hands for several minutes.

Step 4

Drain the soapy water and refill the basin with clean water, kneading the fabric again. Repeat this step until no soap remains in the fabric.

Step 5

Drain the basin and gently press any excess water from the fabric. Do not wring the material.

Step 6

Lay the item flat on a dry towel, then roll the two together, squeezing the towel gently.

Step 7

Spread the fabric out flat on a second towel and allow it to air dry.

More from lifestyle