So, apparently not everyone hand washes their sweaters. Did you know that you can? Well, you can and I do, and i think you should too. I know, I know, who the heck has time to hand wash…most of us can barely remember to pick up our dry cleaning or have time to throw a load of laundry in the washing machine. Hand washing does take a bit of time but I swear it’s worth it. I was encouraged by some friends to create a video on this because I have been hand washing for at least 20 years now and I have some really good tricks. Although I do not do it all the time …when I do, it’s really satisfying and worth it. I feel like if I spend money on my things I have to take care of them and this is one of the ways I get my money’s worth. I also happen to get sweaty armpits and dry cleaning just doesn’t always remove the stink. #JustSaying
Added bonus: I have also have discovered that it is a meditative experience to spend time actively doing something as simple and old school as hand washing my clothes. There is a lot to be said for modern conveniences but there is also a lot of benefit from the practical effort of getting your hands involved in something and having to wait for the result in real time.
Below are links to the soap that I use and some other choices. Let me know which ones you like and/or have tried in the past. Happy Washing!!
1. Test the garment to make sure it can be hand washed.
2. Wash garment with wool & cashmere soap or other delicates hand wash soap.
3 Rinse with vinegar for multicolored garments, or a drop of essential oil for fragrance.
4. Dry in a salad spinner or roll in a towel to absorb excess water.
5. Lay flat to dry.
The Laundress: http://bit.ly/1eSBZQP
Toko Eco Friendly Wool Wash: http://bit.ly/1eSC8Dy
Kookaburra Wool Wash: http://bit.ly/1eSDKxe
Eucalan Lavender Fine Fabric Wash: http://bit.ly/1eSE5QH
Planet Delicate Laundry Wash: http://bit.ly/1eSEUJ5
Wrapture Delicate Wash: http://bit.ly/1ncymNn
MIU France Plastic Pull String Salad Spinner: http://bit.ly/1migBsv
Prepworks from Progressive CSS-1 Collapsible 4-Quart Salad Spinner: http://bit.ly/1ualHfY