3 Reasons Why New Clothes Should Be Washed Before Wearing…

Who doesn’t love new clothes? Even though the colors are bright, the added glitz is all in place or it’s just so perfectly ironed, we’re sharing three good reasons to wash new clothes, especially pieces like underwear or t-shirts and shorts that are worn in direct contact with your skin before you wear them.

Washing Reduces or Removes Dye Irritation

Dyes can cause severe skin reactions for people, especially in small children, who are allergic to them. If the allergy is severe, the rash will be similar to poison ivy. But even less severe reactions can cause dry, itchy inflamed patches of skin.

You Are Probably Not the First To Try On Your Clothes

Everyone has tried on your clothes. It is possible to transfer lice, scabies, bacteria, and fungus from one person to another person when clothes are tried on. Dressing rooms can become breeding grounds for everything from viruses to athlete’s foot.

Other Chemicals In the Clothes Can Irritate Your Skin

Chemical finishes can irritate your skin washing removes the chemical finishes like Urea-formaldehyde that manufacturers put on clothes to enhance color or texture. The finishes won’t bother everyone, but if you have sensitive skin, you can develop a rash.

How to Wash New Clothes

New clothes should be washed following the instructions on the care tag. If you have a tag on the garment that reads “wash separately before wearing, “beware of dye transfer and color bleeding. Washing will help remove some of the excess dye but check the rinse water after each washing.

What About Used or Secondhand Clothing?

Clothing from a consignment or thrift store should always be washed or dry-cleaned before wearing for hygienic purposes and to prevent skin irritation. Even though these clothes have probably been cleaned before being placed for sale, at the very least washing in your favorite detergent will give you peace of mind.

Meadowthorpe Laundromat’s 24 Hour Promise

We are here to provide you with:

  • Reliable equipment
  • A safe & clean location
  • Honest &fair pricing
  • Vended snack, soda & laundry supplies
  • Change machines
  • Bi-lingual signs
  • Friendly and helpful attendants
  • Attendant on duty during peak hour

We Have The Equipment To Get You Home Quicker

  • 6 load washers: 3
  • 4 load washers: 3
  • 2 load washers: 8
  • 1 load washers: 13
  • Large capacity dryers: 8
  • Medium capacity dryers: 20

Meadowthorpe Laundromat has high capacity washers and dryers that can handle all your household items, clothes, and more!

Look for us behind Jimmy Johns and Speedway on Leestown Rd or Contact us (859-227-5757) for more information
Open 24 Hours | Meadowthorpe Laundromat | 1407 N Forbes Rd | Lexington, KY 40511

About 24 Hr Meadowthorpe Laundromat

24 Hr Meadowthorpe Laundromat is a self serve coin laundry, with a variety of washing and drying options. We have large capacity equipment, perfect for blankets, comforters, sleeping bags, and more. We are owned and operated by a Meadowthorpe resident and have better washers and more drying capacity than ever before. We offer customers a clean, safe, and dependable place to get your laundry clean. We also have Free WiFi, snacks, drinks, and laundry supplies available for your convenience.