Bras are pretty much the worst. The only thing we like less than wearing one is having to launder it. And the washing machine doesn’t help, it just leaves our lacy bras looking like a ratty old doily. So we’re thrilled with the news that we don’t actually have to wash them until they’ve been worn several times.
We can thank Lexie Sachs, senior product analyst in the Textiles Lab at the Good Housekeeping Institute for the tip. It doesn’t even matter that “several times” is completely vague, we’re just excited to not feel so guilty about our neglected lingerie laundry.
Sure, most of us have been using the “several times” rule as long as we can’t remember, so we’re not saving any time or actually doing less work. We just like knowing we’re not slacking, since we’re hardly following any other expert recommended cleaning schedules, like mopping the floor weekly, or vacuuming the mattress ever.
While she gives us some flexibility with the laundry schedule, Sachs does recommend washing bras in a mesh bag to minimize wear and tear, and laying them flat to dry. But that seems like a lot of extra work, so we’ll probably just keep letting them rip and have the wires poke out after washing, thanks.
Source: Scary Mommy