Laundry Symbols

With all of the new technology in fabrics, it’s no longer intuitive as to how to care for our clothing. A peek inside the garment reveals a tag that is often written in something akin to hieroglyphics. Just what do those symbols mean?

Fear not, help is on the way! Here is a definative guide to deciphering laundry symbols, thanks to Tide!

These symbols which look like a bucket of water represent: 1. Machine wash 2. Hand wash 3. Never wash

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The dots indicate water temperature. 1. Cold 2. Warm 3. Hot

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The triangle is for bleach options. 1. Bleach permitted 2. Do not bleach 3. Color safe bleach only

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The circle and square icons refer to drying and dry cleaning. 1. Tumble dry 2. Do not tumble dry 3.Dry clean only 4. Do not dry clean

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This icon is about ironing. The same dot system applies here. 1. Iron cool 2. Iron medium 3. Iron hot 4. Do not iron

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Knowing these symbols will help you take care of your clothing and prolong the life of your garments.

info via: Tide

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