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 tooMen’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 EnvironmentTaking 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 ClothesDifferent 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 LabelsThe 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.