Always flip socks inside out before tossing them into the laundry. This technique ensures they’ll be thoroughly cleaned, since most odour-causing bacteria builds up inside the sock. Turning them inside out will also keep them lint-free. Separate socks by colour and style.
Turning your socks inside out before tossing them into the washing machine will effectively clean the sweat that has been collected inside your socks and lint won’t be able to attach to the outside.
Wash Nike Dri-FIT clothes according to the instructions on the item’s care label. Here’s our general washing recommendations: Machine wash inside out in cold water with like colors.
Warm and hot water is best for your ‘lived-in’ laundry — laundry that’s like to be a hotbed of bacteria. This includes underwear, socks, bedsheets, and kitchen towels, and more. Most kids’ clothes also do well in warm water, as it helps to release dirt and damage viruses and bacteria.
How often should you wash underwear, socks and bras? Underwear, socks and undershirts should be washed after every use, while bras can be worn 3-4 times before washing. Since underwear, socks and undershirts are in close contact with your skin and sweat, washing them after every use keeps them smelling fresh.
Wash them at 40 degrees and they will dry very quickly.
In terms of what items can be washed together, here’s a basic overview of what needs special handling and what things don’t play nicely together: Towels can be washed with anything cotton — so t-shirts, socks, cotton or flannel PJs, sweats, sheets and so on are all fair game.
It’s safe to assume that most of us already wash new underwear and socks before we wear them, but Hogue advises the same for shirts, pants, workout gear, summer dresses and swimsuits (unless you plan to jump in the water immediately after putting it on).