How to Wash a New Bathing Suit

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When washing a new bathing suit, it's important to do so by hand to preserve the elasticity and to keep the colors from fading. Wash new bathing suits with a mixture of water and vinegar with help from a professional house cleaner in this free video on... View Video Transcript

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Rachel Yatuzis

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Hi I'm Rachel Yatuzis and I'm going to show you how to wash a new bathing suit. Resist the urge to throw it into the washing machine with everything else because if you have one that is really pretty like this with bright colors you don't want it to fade like all your other clothes do. You know the elasticity can get worn if you wash with the clothes and it gets tangled up with them so always wash your bathing suits by hand. You don't have to do it every time you swim, maybe if the pool had too much chlorine in it or something or maybe it has a bad smell and you want to wash it. So get a bowl of water and vinegar. Vinegar is going to get rid of any smell and it is a very gentle gentle cleaner. You just need a splash of it. Put your swim suit in here and let it sit for ten, fifteen minutes before you go in there and really really agitate it with your fingers, really really work it in, really work it in just like that. Don't wring your swim suit out. You can squeeze it a little bit like that after you have washed it but the best way to dry it is to grab two towels lay it out flat on to one towel just like this, grab another towel, throw over the top of it and roll it up. This way it's out of the way and it can dry. If it's not a rainy day and it is really sunny out just throw it over some chairs outside or something like that as long as they don't have paint on them that is going to bleed on to the bathing suit that's a good idea also. I'm Rachel Yatuzis and that is how you wash a new bathing suit.