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Here's What Those Laundry Symbols On Your Clothes Mean

Have you ever washed your favorite sweater and completely ruined it? It gets stretched, faded, or shrunk in the wash but you can't figure out why.

You go to check the tag for washing instructions but it's basically in Egyptian hieroglyphics. What do all those symbols mean?

Luckily, we found a chart for you that gives the breakdown for each of those symbols so you can make sure you're washing your clothes the proper way!

Check out this chart and see if you knew any of these symbols!


The only one I knew was the "do not wash" symbol because it's pretty straightforward! But I'm glad I know the rest of these, so I can wash my clothes and have them last longer.

What are your laundry tips and tricks? Let us know!