How to do laundry - Men's Guide to Clothing Maintenance

How to do laundry - Men's Guide to Clothing Maintenance

Is it my Job?

Doing laundry is an essential skill that everyone should possess, regardless of gender. Maintaining the clothes properly helps increase the lifespan and ensures that clothes look fresh and clean every time you wear them.

Men’s Clothes are Delicate too

Men’s clothing is different from women’s clothing, for example, we can find dark-coloured clothes such as black or navy in men's wardrobes, which can fade and lose vibrancy if not kept in proper care. Not to mention necktie is a very common accessory which may require gentle spot cleaning or dry cleaning.

For the Environment

Taking proper daily care of clothes helps reduce the need to buy more as the fashion industry does have negative impacts on the environment. Harmful chemicals and dyes are released in water bodies, and synthetic fabrics, like polyester, can take hundreds of years to break down. Also, many garments end up in landfills, where they contribute to pollution.

How to do it?

1. Sort your Clothes

Different fabrics require different care, so you can simply separate the clothes according to their fabric quality, colour and washing instructions. Common categories include whites, darks, delicates, and heavily soiled items. Each fabric has its specific care instructions. For example, cotton and denim can usually withstand regular machine washing, while wool requires more delicate handling. This ensures that each garment receives the appropriate treatment.

2. Read the Care Labels

The best way to wash cloth is by reading the care label, where you can find water temperature, washing method (hand or machine), and other specific instructions regarding bleaching, drying, or ironing. Through this, you can prevent damaging your clothes. Also, clothing like shirts and pants can get to stains from food, beverages, or oil-based products. To prevent stains from setting, treat them as soon as possible.

3. Choose the Right Washing Machine Settings

The technology is on hype, we are blessed with the automatic washing machine which comes with various settings and allows us to adjust these settings accordingly. Furthermore, dress shirts, especially those made of delicate fabrics or with intricate details like buttons or embroidery, may require special care. It's often recommended to wash them separately or with similar garments to avoid potential damage or snagging.


4. Use laundry detergent

Not just any laundry detergent, look for high-quality laundry detergent that provides the best cleaning to the clothes. Add the recommended amount of laundry detergent to the washing machine. Or for the dirtiest clothes you can increase the amount of the detergent. Savage for Him, offers an eco-friendly washing experience and leaves a bold manly scent on the clothes.

5. Miscellaneous

Not only limited to this much, make sure you don’t overuse your favourite shirt or pants, like not wearing them back as soon as it gets dry. Allow your clothes to get back into their shapes. Also, make sure to remove pet hair and dandruff with the help of the brush. When ironing your clothes you can spay some amount of water for better finishing. It is important to follow proper clothing care practices by folding clothes that are meant to be folded and hanging clothes that are meant to be hung. This ensures that each garment is stored and maintained appropriately.


Although the day will come when you have to say goodbye to your favourite, before that we can ensure to take proper care of the clothes and enjoy their colour and style. It will help you to save money and become more sustainable.
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