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hand wash vs. the delicate cycle

Discussion in 'TRIBE Main Forum' started by sentence, Mar 6, 2003.

  1. sentence

    sentence TRIBE Promoter

    i've got a shirt that says "hand wash cold. lay flat to dry" on the washing instructions. i'm inclined to use the delicate cycle on my washing machine rather than washing it by hand. is this safe?

  2. vinder

    vinder TRIBE Member

  3. IgStar

    IgStar TRIBE Member

    I did it once...and I shouldn't have...but I don't know the material of yours & shit...I would just hand wash it, better to be safe than sorry right?:)
  4. vinder

    vinder TRIBE Member

  5. Booty Bits

    Booty Bits TRIBE Member

    whats the shirt made out of?


    spandex i bet
  7. sentence

    sentence TRIBE Promoter

    it's an 80/20 cotton/nylon split. doesn't seem so delicate to me.
  8. IgStar

    IgStar TRIBE Member

    nope...don't do it...seriously...you'll kick yourself if you ruin it...hand wash...
  9. vinder

    vinder TRIBE Member

    it might lose shape or something if you machine wash it. hand wash it to be safe though, it's not hard.
  10. Booty Bits

    Booty Bits TRIBE Member

    i'd say delicate cycle.

    hand washing is such a biatch.

    well...then again....how much did the shirt cost? this is sometimes a deciding factor.
  11. Agatka8

    Agatka8 TRIBE Member

    handwash...it's actually really fun.
    i love washing my nice things by hand...especially all the girly things...you know girls what i mean...
    and in the summer ...hanging it all to dry out in the sunshine....and it all smells like the sun and the wind.....

    okay i turned this into " i miss summer" thread
    sorry sentence
  12. mingster

    mingster TRIBE Member

    Delicate cycle is usually a safe bet.
  13. sentence

    sentence TRIBE Promoter

    doing things by hand is no fun when there's a machine in the next room that can do it for you.

    ah well, i'm off to fill up the sink.
  14. fear_of_fours

    fear_of_fours TRIBE Member

    i hate hand washing stuff

    i hate it

    i pile it up and take it to the dry cleaners

    that is how much i hate it
  15. PinkAngeL

    PinkAngeL TRIBE Member

    What I don't understand about hand-washing>........
    Wringing the item out would totally make it a funky shape would it not?
    I always use the gentle cycle for a short wash time and I have never had trouble
    It is less wrinkled than wringing it out by hand, since you have to dry flat usually, it is better.
    It washes better if there are any spots on it
    I just use Zero and cold water and no problems yet
    ESPECIALLY when it is a cotton, nylon mix

    Everyone that knows me knows how many clothes I have and I haven't ruined them in the wash yet.:)
  16. alexd

    alexd Administrator Staff Member

  17. LeoGirl

    LeoGirl TRIBE Member

    I say delicate......

    if your concerned about it stretching, go to the dollar store and get one of the clothing bags to put your delicates in. Doesn't wring it like it normally would.

    I HATE handwashing my delicates. Since we got a washer and drying in our apartment, it's delivate cycle all the way.

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