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Washed laundry too hot? These tips can save broken-in clothing

2021-03-02T16:28:38.226Z

Washed too hot and your favorite piece of clothing is already a size too small? These tips can save broken-in clothing.



Washed too hot and your favorite piece of clothing is already a size too small?

These tips can save broken-in clothing.

  • When

    washing

    in the

    washing machine

    , it is easy to be mistaken about the program.

  • If the

    clothing is

    washed too hot, it threatens to shrink.

  • Simple household tips will help you reverse this process.

Offenbach - The

washing machine

signals with a loud beep that the freshly washed

laundry can be taken

out of the machine and the

clothes

can be hung up to dry.

So everything is as usual, until it suddenly becomes apparent on the clothesline that your favorite sweater looks much smaller.

Many people probably know

the moment when it becomes clear that one

has

washed

too hot

.

But there is hope: with a few

tricks

and

tips

,

broken-in laundry

can be

saved

.

Why do clothes that are washed too hot shrink in the washing machine?

But first: Why do the

clothes shrink

at all?

The combination of water, heat and the mechanical force in the

washing machine

affect the fibers of the

clothing

.

No matter what temperature you wash at: In the

washing machine

, the threads in the

clothing soak up

the water and become thicker as a result.

They are contracting.

The result: Although the

clothes appear

a little tighter than they were before they were

washed

, they usually expand again when they are worn.

Washing temperature

Textile type

30 degrees

Curtains, wool sweaters, silk blouses.

40 degrees

Shirts, blouses, sweaters, pants, jeans, dresses, shirts.

60 degrees

Towels, sheets, baby clothes, pajamas.

90 degrees

Cleaning rags, bed linen for the sick

Source: waschmaschinen-test.eu

Washed too hot: clothes shrink in the washing machine

If the

clothes are

washed

too hot in the

washing machine

, the process

becomes

more difficult.

Because too much heat causes the threads in the

clothing

to shrink back to their original size.

The result: the

clothes

shrink.

As a basic rule, you can remember: the inferior the fabric of the

garment

, the more it deforms if it is

washed

too hot

in the

washing machine

.

Washed too hot in the washing machine: Four household tips will get your clothes back in shape

Whether T-shirt, blouse or jeans: If the

clothes

shrunk in the

washing machine

due to being washed too hot

, the fibers have to be stretched again.

The Stuttgarter Nachrichten has found out four simple steps with which the

clothes can be brought

back into shape:

  • 1. Soak

  • 2. Wring out

  • 3. Stretching

  • 4. Drying

Step 1 for shrunk clothes from the washing machine: Soak

Fill the sink with a large bowl of lukewarm water and add some baby shampoo (1 tbsp), hair conditioner (1 tbsp), glycerine (1 tbsp) or vinegar (200 to 300 ml) and stir in well.

Clothes that have been

washed too hot

from the

washing machine

must take effect for half an hour.

Step 2 for shrunk clothes from the washing machine: wring out

The

clothes

take from the water and wring it out thoroughly.

It is advisable to put a towel on the floor, spread the

laundry

that has been

washed too hot

on it and roll it up in the towel.

By pressing and turning, as much residual liquid as possible can be

squeezed

out of the

clothing

.

Step 3 for shrunk clothes from the washing machine: stretch

When

washing

too hot

in the

washing machine

, the fibers of the

clothing have contracted a

lot.

Therefore, they need to be stretched again in this step.

This can be done by hand or by using heavy objects.

Simply spread the

clothing out

on a smooth surface, stretch the fabric and fix it in various places with heavy objects.

Step 4 for shrunk clothes from the washing machine: Dry

For the final drying, the

clothes

can either be left in the stretch position or hung on the clothes horse *.

Once the

clothing is

dry, it should have grown significantly again.

After this use, it can be

washed

in the

washing machine as

normal

- but at the correct temperature.

+

A lot can go wrong when washing.

© Armin Weigel / dpa (symbol picture)

Prevent clothes from entering the washing machine

The shrinkage of

clothes

due to hot

washing

in the

washing machine

can be prevented most simply by exactly to the washing instructions on the label of the respective

garment

is maintained.

If you cannot find the label, the following applies: When

using

the

washing machine, it is

better to select a setting with a lower temperature and

do not

tumble dry.

With the help of these household items, any

washing machine

can also be

cleaned easily and thoroughly *.

(red)

* op-online.de and merkur.de are part of the nationwide Ippen-Digital editorial network.

List of rubric lists: © Armin Weigel / dpa

Source: merkur

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