How to Wash Men's Dress Shirts

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Dress shirts can get ruined in the washing machine set on rough cycles. Learn how to wash men's dress shirts from a professional cleaner in this free laundry washing video. View Video Transcript

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Ginger Walker

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Hi, I'm Ginger Walker, owner of Clean Junkies. We're going to talk about how to wash men's dress shirts, today. Usually, you're going to find the tag on the side of the dress shirt. Now, most of our tags are up at the top. On dress shirts, they're usually down at the side. You're going to want to make sure that you pay attention to what it says. This one is wash with light colors, non-chlorine bleach, and tumble dry, and steam iron, so you want to make sure that you're paying attention to what it has, because if it's a special type of fabric, you need to make sure to pay special attention to how to wash it. Normal dress shirts, a hundred percent cotton, those types of shirts, you can wash just in your washing machine. You've got a setting, like a hand wash setting, or a delicate setting. A lot of washers will also have a permanent press setting, so what you'll do, is you'll just toss it in there. If you've got any stains, a lot of times they're on the collar. You'll have some stains. You'll use a pre-treater to take care of those. Spray it right along there. Then, you're just going to toss it right in to the washer, making sure you've got your settings right. On that, we're going to use a warm water. Add our detergent, and that will wash there. When you're going to dry your shirts, you will use a, most dryers will have a super delicate, or a permanent press cycle. Use that. It's going to be just kind of a light temperature, so it's not going to give too much damage to the fabric, while it's in there. You'll add a fabric softener sheet, so that it will come out nice and fresh, and that's about all you'll do with that.