The football world cup is here! Whether you’re watching at home, with friends or going to Qatar, you will probably be wearing your team’s kit to show your support. Keeping your football kit in top condition throughout the tournament is the goal and when it comes to laundry tips, Laundryheap knows the score! In this blog, we’ll assist you in how to care for your football kit.
1. Treat The Stains Right Away
It can be quite tempting to say ‘I’ll do it later’ whenever you see a stain but to properly care for your football kit, don’t leave it to the last minute and treat the stains right away.
If you do wear your football kit when you play football and see any mud or grass on them, tackle the stains the minute you return home instead of waiting for laundry day. The longer you wait, the more chances of odours settling in the material.
2. Read Care Labels
Sport kits are usually made from polyester and synthetic fabrics. The general rule of thumb is that they can be washed in the washing machine but some parts of the kit such as logos, letters or numbers can fade away in the washing machine.
It’s always best to read the care label and if you want to play it safe, you can also wash your football kit by hand to prevent the prints from fading.
Furthermore, be sure to follow the golden rule of laundry; separate the colours. You don’t want your favourite kit’s colours to fade away.
3. Don’t Wash Above 30°C Setting
If you are washing your football kits at a temperature higher than 30°C then it’s time to blow the whistle on this habit and stop. Washing above the 30°C temperature setting will cause the prints to fade away.
We also highly recommend using cold water in your washing machine cycle to prevent shrinking.
Essentially, turn your shirt inside out to prevent the numbers and letters from peeling.
4. Avoid Tumble Dryer – Air Dry Instead
Putting your football kit in the tumble dryer is a big mistake that can lead to damage and shrinkage. Even leaving them to dry on radiators is something you should avoid doing.
Instead, proceed to air-dry your football kit either on a clothesline or on a drying rack.
The world cup is better enjoyed when you wear your favourite team’s kit. Now that you know how to care for your football kit, we hope you have a great time watching the world cup!
If in doubt, just get in touch with Laundryheap and we will be on the ball and clean your football kit for you!
When it comes to laundry, we do the scoring!
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