If you’ve ever wondered what laundry symbols mean, you’re not alone! Keep this chart handy so you can decode care tags and tackle laundry day with ease.
Do not bleach:
You need to know what garments are safe to bleach, and this symbol shows when bleach should not be used.
Do not wash:
Avoid washing the item at all costs.
Hang to dry:
Don’t put this garment in the dryer— hang it up instead!
Luckily, most washing machines have a hand-wash cycle, which is important for delicate pieces.
Get out those pesky wrinkles, but on low heat only.
Leave it up to the experts and take this garment to the dry cleaners.
You can only wash this garment in cold water, not warm or hot.
Gentle cycle, tumble dry, no heat:
It’s a lot to remember, but unless you want your clothes to shrink, keep this gentle cycle, tumble dry, and no heat symbol in mind.
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