However, even if you take such anti-virus measures, germs and viruses still adhere to the clothes you wear all day long.
So, how should you wash clothing that may have the virus on it?
This time, Rie Hirashima, a mother of four and a laundry expert, will introduce an effective way to wash your clothes to remove viruses.
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How to wash to remove virusesEven if you wash your hands and gargle to prevent viruses and germs from entering your home, the germs and viruses on your clothes may still remain.
Most of the viruses on clothing are physically washed away by washing, so washing is recommended as a virus countermeasure! First, remove the virus from the clothes while being careful not to let the virus enter your body.
Important items when handling clothingAlways wear rubber gloves when handling clothing contaminated with infectious viruses or vomit.
If you touch clothing that has germs or viruses on it with your bare hands, you may become infected, so wear rubber gloves. It is very important not to touch it directly with bare hands .
Wearing a mask can also prevent the virus from entering your body.
Easy 3-step soak wash
Washing with soaking is effective for removing viruses.
If you are worried about the virus being attached to your clothes, soak them in advance and wash them before putting them in the washing machine.
*It does not remove all viruses.This time, we will use Rinenna #1, a laundry detergent made specifically for soaking, which is made to focus on dirt from the body.
Rinenna #1 is an alkaline laundry detergent with high cleaning power that dissolves protein stains.
Therefore, it cannot be used on clothing made from animal fibers such as wool, silk, and cashmere.
Please check the material of the clothing before soaking.
Make a soaking liquid with 40℃ hot water.
Add a spoonful of Rinenna #1 to a bucket of hot water (approximately 40℃) and stir well.
Hot water over 40℃ is effective against viruses.
The hotter it is, the more effective it is against viruses, but be careful as it can cause shrinkage and damage to your clothing.
Also, be careful not to get burned.
Make sure your clothes are fully submerged
Wearing rubber gloves, thoroughly submerge the clothing in the soaking solution.
Leave it as is for about 30 minutes to 1 hour.
There is no need to massage.
put it in the washing machine
Without touching the clothes, just put them in the washing machine along with the soaking liquid in the bucket.
Wash in the washing machine as usual.
Be sure to rinse your clothes thoroughly in the washing machine at least twice .
If you have touched dirty clothes, be sure to wash your rubber gloves thoroughly with detergent or soap! With just 3 easy steps, you can cleanly remove viruses from your clothes.
It is also safe to leave your hair soaked in water, as it rarely comes into contact with viruses, unlike massaging it.
Tips for soaking and washing to prevent virusesThe key to washing your clothes to prevent viruses is to avoid touching them directly with your bare hands .
As mentioned above, it is very important to wear rubber gloves .
Also, never wash your hands with your bare hands.
Let's clean it with "3 easy steps".
*Most viruses can be physically removed from clothing by washing clothes using normal procedures, but this has not yet been proven for coronaviruses.
Items recommended for dippingThe bucket used in the washing method introduced this time is called the ``Omniutti Bucket,'' and it is a very stylish and convenient bucket.
It can also be used as a storage case, and even if the contents are a mess, just put the lid on and it will look neat! There are 12 colors to choose from for the Omniutti Bucket.
It comes with a lid so you don't have to worry about odors.
This is a useful item to have as a laundry item.
We may be worried and anxious about the invisible virus, but let's incorporate what we can into our lives within reason.
I hope this helps you learn how to wash your clothes safely and against viruses.