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Thread: Those Little Bra Hooks

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    Those Little Bra Hooks

    When the bra gets washed, these things get bent. What could be doing this? Some are so bad on fairly new clothes that I am considering just sewing them. Should I un-hook them before washing?
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    keep them hooked. my dh did a laundry last week and it was unhooked, went into the dryer that way and one of the three hooks is bent now,, when I wash them, I don't put bras in the dryer, they shrink and ruin the hooks. sometimes, I can fix them with a plyer, but this time, this hook was mangled out of shap, thank goodness I have 2 more good hooks. good luck
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    I never have a problem with that, but I don't put them in the dryer. I would, as Lynnie said, keep them hooked.

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    I just bought some expensive ones and did not want to hand wash so sales clerk suggested a net bag.
    I leave hooks closed and no dryer.
    This works great.
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    I ALWAYS use a mesh bra bag. I got it at WalMart in the same
    area where irons and such can be found. It is a round cylinder
    type bag with a zipper on each end.

    BEST investment i ever made for washing my bras.

    PLUS like others have said NO dryer.
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    The little hooks get caught in the holes of the washer or dryer. They come unhung but the hooks are bent. Always hook them before washing. I don't dry my underwear in the dryer, I throw DH's in there though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boston1954 View Post
    When the bra gets washed, these things get bent. What could be doing this?..........
    If you are letting them flop around in the washer the hooks are going to catch in other clothes and the like.
    Likewise, underwires can get bent with the washing and spinning and twisted in with the other items.

    For washing ... instead of a lingerie bag .... just fold your bra with the cups with the right sides together and inside facing outwards. Position , the hooks in the centre. I've been doing this for sometime and have not had any damage to the hooks or the adjustment loops, wires, etc.
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    I never have this problem, and I didn't even know to hook them before putting in the wash. However, I do use the mesh bra bags that Quilty-Louise mentioned. Got mine at Walmart too. They are round and have a zipper in each side. When using them, I do position the bra cups inside each other as QuiltE mentions. I use the same mesh bags for my daughter's panties (Victoria's Secret type). Also, I have a front load washer and make sure that the bras go into a small load of delicates. I can't imagine washing without mesh bags in a top loader with central agitator and a large load! I hang to dry, but occasionally miss one that goes through the dryer. Still no problems with bent hooks.

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    I put mine in a bag for delicates. not always hooked either. so far, so good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QuiltE View Post
    ...................For washing ... instead of a lingerie bag .... just fold your bra with the cups with the right sides together and inside facing outwards. Position , the hooks in the centre. I've been doing this for sometime and have not had any damage to the hooks or the adjustment loops, wires, etc.
    ........... Oh dear!!!! ... I went thru the explanation of how to fold it, and did not mention ..... wouldn't do any good to have it folded so, as it would soon come undone if not enclosed. So instead of the lingerie bag, put it into a nylon knee hi or panty-hose. Then tie a knot in the excess nylon to keep it there! Works just like the lingerie bag.
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