This Bra-Washing Hack Is Pure Genius

by Christina Marfice
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Via Metaphortography

The key to clean bras with minimal effort is… a salad spinner.

If you’re like me and your immediate response to that headline was, “Wait, I’m supposed to handwash my bras?” then this article is for you. If you’re not like me and you’re a responsible adult who already handwashes bras and (rightly) hates it, then this article is also for you. In fact, if you are a human who wears bras ever, then this article is for you.

Handwashing anything is a giant pain in the ass, and something people haven’t had to deal with at all since around 1937, when the electric washing machine was invented and put up for sale. But bras are the exception to that, and frankly, that sucks. Who has time to handwash their bras? Solution: Just never wash them.

Just kidding; that’s terrible advice. So take this genius advice from Pure Wow instead, and get them squeaky clean with minimal effort. All it takes is a little baby shampoo and that salad spinner you never actually use for salad.

According to the instructions, you need to fill your salad spinner with warm water and two tablespoons of baby shampoo. Then submerge your bras in the water until they’re fully saturated. Let them soak for ten minutes, then give them a few spins. It’s basically like the spin cycle on a washing machine, but gentle enough for all your underwire.

After a few spins, drain the dirty water, add cold water and keep spinning and rinsing until all the soap is out of the bras and the water runs clear. Then gently squeeze the bras with a towel to soak out some of the water (no twisting or wringing!), spin them a few more times in the salad spinner to get as much water out as possible, and then lay them on a towel on a flat surface to dry.

Seriously, that’s it. Clean bras with no more effort than it takes to throw them in a washing machine that could destroy them. Pure Wow recommends washing them this way every four to seven wears, but that fully depends on your own lifestyle, climate, etc. Now that it’s this easy to wash them, you probably won’t put it off like you used to.

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