How to Hand Wash Clothes

Using the Right Amount of Detergent

Whether you prefer to wash your delicates by hand, or need to clean a garment with a care label that recommends handwashing, we’re here to help with step-by-step instructions for how to hand-wash your clothes. 

What you’ll need: 

  • A clean tub or sink 

  • Liquid laundry detergent 

  • Water

Step One: Check the care label of your garment. 

Step Two: Fill a clean tub or sink with water (make sure to reference the water temperature indicated on the care label) and add a small amount of liquid laundry detergent

Step Three: Add your garment and submerge in the water. Carefully agitate the garment, being gentle so as to avoid damaging the fabric. 

Step Four: Drain the tub or sink and fill with clean water. Continue gently agitating the garment to remove any remaining detergent. Repeat as necessary.

Step Five: Use a clean, dry towel and press the garment to remove any excess moisture. Hang or line dry the item. 

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