Everyone living in cold areas knows how valuable thermal wear can be during the winter time. You must always take good care of your thermal wear else it can get ruined quickly. The first step is to have back-ups, and the next step is to take care of the thermals. Here are some tricks and tips that can help you out: -
1. If you have accidentally gotten stains on your thermal wear, make sure you wash the stained area. Use detergent soap or mild soap and take a toothbrush to clean the stain as soon as possible. Once you see the stain fading away, you can soak the thermal top or bottoms in lukewarm water and after half an hour, rinse out the water.
2. Do not dry your thermal wear outside in the scorching sun. During the winter time, the sun is hardly an issue but make sure you aren’t drying the thermals during those sunny days. You can put them on a hanger and place them in a room (not used for sleeping) to dry overnight with the help of the fan. This will keep away any damage of fabric.
3. Wool usually does not get smelly or stinky quickly unless you have strong body odour or haven’t washed it for days. If you start to notice a smell coming from the thermals, just soak it in cool water with a little soap. You can use a mild soap or dishwashing detergent that does not have any kind of harsh chemicals in it. Just leave the thermals in water for 15 minutes, and they are good to go.
4. It is never a good idea to hang your thermals in your closet with other clothes or behind your door. Once it has been washed and dried, wrap it properly and place it with the other woollen clothes. Sometimes certain cotton or silk clothes can have a type of fragrance that can catch on to the thermals. Once you are done using the thermals for the winter time, place it in a cloth storing bag with your other sweaters and pack it well. This will secure the quality of the material and make your thermals last longer than usual.
5. Since thermals are stretchable material, you should never wash them in the machine. If you have had a little sweat around the armpits, just wash that area off with your hand and dry it. If required, you can wash the thermals in the machine on mild mode with no bleach or extra chemical cleaning agents. Just a pinch of soap will do. You don’t want to ruin the fabric and feel of the thermals by washing it constantly in the machine. Do this once in 6 months.
Follow these pro tips to keep your thermals fresh, clean and long-lasting.