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Thread: Those Little Bra Hooks

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    Never dreamed I would get this many answers. It's going to feel funny taking home wet bras from the laundromat, but I will see what happens.
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    Sorry to give you the bad news, but bras should be considered hand-wash only. On the bright side, you won't be taking wet bras home from the laundromat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by citruscountyquilter View Post
    Thank you Anniedeb. I was beginning to think I was the only one who wasn't a bra coddler. I've never had a problem either.
    LOL!!! I don't coddle either! My bras aren't cheap....and I have seriously never had a problem with hooks. (I also remove the underwire from any bra I buy...simply HATE wires!!)

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    I've used lingerie wash bags for years and have no problems, No more than 3 bras per bag.

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    I hook the hooks so they can't snag other laundry. My problem is the straps getting tangled with narrow things so I need to start using my lingerie bag. Hand wash - not me, because they just seem cleaner from the washer. Never into the dryer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by katesnanna View Post
    I've used lingerie wash bags for years and have no problems, No more than 3 bras per bag.
    I only have three bras - one on, one in the wash and one just in case!!!! Edie
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    Quote Originally Posted by b.zang View Post
    Sorry to give you the bad news, but bras should be considered hand-wash only. On the bright side, you won't be taking wet bras home from the laundromat.
    Why should they be hand washed........

    I am not a bra coddled either.......and have not had any probs with hooks getting caught...I don't wear under wires....nor do I have any of the bras that lift and fill.....enough of my own to worry about.......when the hooks/eyes do come undone or bent...just means time to go bra shopping......love all the colors they come in now.....

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    I hook my bras before laundering. I also place them in a mesh laundry bag and wash them and underwear on a gentle setting, then hang them to dry. I find that bras and delicate panties last a long time that way.

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    I quit buying the underwires a long time ago. $15.00 max at walmart. takes forever for them to dry in our humidity. Throw in a bag, hooked and on low. I wash in cold on gentle. Dryer low heat for about 25 done.

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    I don't buy the padded as I also have enough. But I make sure there's enough so no one can see if the "lights" are on!!

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    I have the same mesh bag as Quilty Louise and it's terrific! Line dry always, the heat makes the elasticity stretch out of shape.

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    I don't use a lingerie bag but I do hook them and just wash with stuff that's not got any lacy or catchy bits. I need all the support I can get (small back/heavy front) so underwires are a must.....I don't like them at all (nothing worse than underwire breaking free and working it's way out).

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    I hook the sides together before they go in the wash. Then hang to dry. easy peasy

    from above: I only have three bras - one on, one in the wash and one just in case!!!! Edie

    Edie, this was my mothers mantra, which I heard the first day I got bras. Works for me, I still abide by it
    Last edited by KalamaQuilts; 04-12-2015 at 08:29 AM.

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    I'm going to start keeping mine hooked too!

    Here's a tip on zippers-zip them up before washing and your zippers will never fail again!

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