The winter chill arrives, and all season long it’s an endless montage of putting on layers and taking them off--but do you ever remember to wash them? We’re not talking about your coat, or even your gloves (which you should probably throw in the wash for good measure); we mean your much-loved scarf.
Yes, it’s made of delicate fabric, but it still collects grime and dirt like any other item of clothing. Plus, putting it on and taking it off means it gets a lot of love from your hands, and whatever germs were lurking there moments before.
Luckily, giving them the TLC they deserve is as simple as soaking them in a large bowl or the sink with some baby shampoo. Let the scarf soak in the sudsy water for about 10 minutes before swishing it around and pressing out the water against the side. Refill the bowl or sink with fresh water and repeat. Depending on when the last time was that you gave your scarf a rinse, you may need to repeat this a couple times. Then just lay it flat and let it dry.
You’ll notice the difference next time you bundle up with a scarf smelling completely fresh and clean. It almost (almost!) makes up for the chill.