We can’t usually see what we wear beneath our clothes, so it’s no wonder that taking care of bras and panties usually falls by the wayside. But the most consistent love-hate relationship of our lives needs TLC, too. You may not be a fan of wearing bras or keeping your underwear on at all times, but you can take care of them so they last as long as possible — without them becoming fraying, discolored undergarments you’d rather die than lay claim to.
Our delicates need a specific kind of care, but most of us don’t have time to hand wash our lingerie. If you do, that’s great. But for the rest of us, there are a few machine basics that will make your life easier. After all, putting in a little work to make your lingerie last as long as possible is eons better than resorting to last year’s bathing suit bottoms, right?