Not sure what those laundry symbols mean? Download this free laundry room printable explaining what each washing symbol represents.
Have you ever taken a look at the tag on your shirt and had no idea what those laundry symbols meant? You’re not alone. Who knew there were so many rules on laundering?
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Personally, only some of those washing machine symbols make sense to me, like the ironing ones with the dots, for example. My iron has most of those symbols printing on the heat dial, so it’s easy to figure out. The rest may as well be a foreign language.
If you happen to need to know how to get an oil stain out of a shirt, you may want to refer to this laundry symbol guide to see what is the warmest temperature you should use when washing it.
Also, if you’re going to dry your clothes, it’s best to prevent shrinking by understanding the maximum temperature the fabric can withstand. I’ve unfortunately shrunk many a wool sweater by not reading the label. Oops.
But with so little printing space on those clothing labels, it make sense that someone had to create universal washing instructions symbols. I’ve seen a couple of variants floating around on the internet, but for the most part, these are the pretty standard ones.
If you have a laundry room, this free laundry symbol printable is perfect to place on a clipboard or in a frame for whenever you need to look up a washing symbol. If you do end up printing it, please tag me on Instagram!
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