As Summer is coming to an end we are wondering how we can clean and store away a few summer items, especially swimwear.
Which type of person are you?
- The one that never washes their swimsuit- just air dries it after their dip in the pool
- The one that just throws it in the washing machine after being at the beach all-day
I hope you’re neither of those types, but if you are, I hope this can help….
Whether you’ve been in the pool or beach, letting it just air dry is not the answer. Just because you’ve been in the pool where you can smell the chlorine for the next few days, doesn’t mean you don’t have to wash it. I don’t know about you, but I hate the smell of chlorine- especially when you’ve taken a nice, hot shower, and you still smell like it…
We’re here to help you out! Here are a few tips to clean your swimwear and have them last longer!
- ALWAYS hand wash first! Especially if you were at the beach! The excess sand can cause damage to your washing machine!
- It is recommended that you use a gentle detergent. Most swimwear is made of polyester and either lycra or spandex which are delicate fabrics dyed with bright and contrasting colors. Doing this will decrease the chances of your swimwear to lose those bright colors.
- Put your swimwear in the laundry garment bags and wash with a gentle cycle.
- Make sure you are washing it in cold water temperatures.
- Wash swimwear after every wear.
These tips will prolong the life of your swimwear, but always keep in mind that when you’re swimming in the pool, the colors on your swimwear will distort due to the amount of chlorine.