"Why Most Wash Bags For Lingerie
And Delicates Suck?"
Here comes Part II of a sort of lengthy post on "How To Always Choose
The Perfect Lingerie Bag For Laundry", that I decided to break it into 3 parts to make it more digestible.
On the previous post we talked about the importance of choosing superior quality bags and the first attribute to recognize them.
(I called it a dirty little secret, and even with it may not be that dirty is something most girls don't know).
If you haven’t yet, please make sure you also check out Part I before going through this new piece of content.
Now, let's get going, I have a few more secrets under my sleeve that I want to share with you today...
Fact is, most wash bags for delicates suck, and in this post I'm going to tell you how to stay the heck away from those who suck and always pick winners.
2. The General Construction Of The Bag
The second aspect you need to pay attention to is the construction of the bag, and that involves seams and finishes.
Even when the seams are generally a fail-proof indicator of the quality of an item, little to no people pay attention to them.
That’s why low-budget manufacturers like to save money and time by skipping the extra seam work it takes to turn a bag from something that looks fine with a naked eye into a durable one that will retain its shape and structure over time.
Here are a few ways to check the seams' quality.
First, look over the main seams of the bag. Stray threads, loose stitches or areas that have been stitched over multiple times are all bad signs.
Second, reinforced inside seams keep all pieces of the bag together, as opposed to flimsy designs that tear apart during the spin cycle.
To check the strength of an inside seam, try pulling on the fabric a little on either side. If the seam separates, it was poorly manufactured.
Another indicator of quality is the type of seams the manufacturer used to connect the individual pieces of fabric.
As a rule of thumb, you want neat, secure, reinforced seams instead of a few flimsy stitches.
Inside runners are also significant, as they prevent the zipper’s slider to get stuck on the fabric...
It allows them to open and close smoothly.
Choose bags with inside runners if you don’t want them to get ruined or ruin your delicates.
3. The Closure
For those who don't know, a closure is something that closes or shuts a container. In this case, the wash bags. Closures are different from bag to bag.
Another nifty feature to look out for is an elastic band that secures the zipper. Not only does this help prevent damage to the washing machine drum, but it also avoids the clicking noise heard as zippers go round and round and hit against the sides of the machine.
Some wash bags have a simple, drawstring open top, which must be knotted while others come with a self-locking closure. The most popular design of all sports a zipper.
Avoid those bags with drawstring closures as they often come undone and become hopelessly tangled with other laundry.
Instead, always choose the bags with a zipper because it seals the bag tightly, not letting your things spill out of it during washing and drying cycles. Those are perfect for laundering delicates, such as lingerie and hosiery.
4. Corrosive-Resistant Materials
Rust is the enemy of the zippers and other metal parts in garments.
In order to avoid rust that could stain and ruin your delicates, lingerie and bag.
It's preferable to use a wash bag without any metal component that will deteriorate from repeatedly going through the washer or dryer.
Zippers and any other reinforcement structure the wash bag has, such as base rings, should be made ideally from plastic.
Plastic zippers are better than metal as the metal ones corrode with water, and its color starts to chip off and peel after some washes.
Once corrosion starts the sliders can no longer slide freely and zippers can bind.
In a nutshell, the best option is any bag using plastic zippers as they are lightweight, heat resistant and rustproof.
Keep all this in mind and you'll steer clear from all the wash bags who suck, I promise.
Go to the next page to read the final part of How to Choose The Perfect Lingerie Bag For Laundry.
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