It’s the most wonderful time of the year…it’s beach season! Trips to the beach with family and friends can be some of the most fun and relaxing experiences you’ll ever have. To ensure that you have the perfect trip to the beach, it’s important that your beach gear is in top shape. Take a look at these quick and easy tips from the experts at SoapBox Laundry on how to properly care for your beach items.
The most important thing you can do to keep your bathing suits in prime condition is to wash them ASAP after each wear—even if you didn’t go in the water or if don’t think you got them dirty. Because sunscreen contains ingredients that can be damaging to swimsuit fabric, it can cause the material to breakdown. Also, since sunscreen from you skin or face can easily drip down or come in contact with the bathing suit, it’s best to wash it right away to avoid potential damage to colors.
Removing Sand From Towels
The golden rule of going to the beach is that you should always give your towel a good, hard shake before you put it away to make sure all the sand is off of it. You want to hear the towel “snap” while you shake it as aggressively as you can to ensure you’re getting as much sand out as possible. Once you’re home, using either a handheld vacuum cleaner or an extension on a larger vacuum cleaner, you should gently vacuum the towel to pick up any sand that’s still stuck on it.
Washing Your Towels
Once you’ve removed all excess sand, you can wash your towels as you normally would. For the best results, you can dry your beach towels for intense fluffiness.
Removing Sand From Clothes
It’s best to hand soak sandy clothes and wring them out as best you can. Once they’re ready, you can dry the clothes on a full cycle. Beach cover-ups, shirts or shorts that get sandy should be dry cleaned immediately. Beach clothing is typically made of lace and delicate material, or has very specific embellishments such as tassels or holes. To ensure that your clothing stays intact and undamaged after a long day at the beach, make sure you utilize our 24 hour laundry services!
Beach days are the best days, and SoapBox Laundry is here to make sure of that! Following these tips will help to keep your beach items clean and undamaged. You can always utilize our 24 hour laundry services as well as our pick-up and drop-off services for those days when the sun wears you out and you don’t have the time or energy to do your wash! For further questions or assistance, contact us at 215-551-1190.