With Valentine’s Day around the corner, many couples are getting ready for long romantic weekends and nights on the town. As women start to plan their date night outfits, sometimes their favorite delicate items are not in their dresser – but instead, in the bottom of the laundry hamper.

Before heading to your washer and dryer with your favorite delicates, consult the following tips to keep delicates in tip top shape:

ƒ L is for looking at the care label. As a rule of thumb, always consult the care label first.

ƒ O is for organizing your delicates. Begin by sorting delicates into similar colors and fasten any hooks so delicates stay safe from any snags.

ƒ V is very carefully washing. When washing delicates, there are several different options. If the care label suggests hand washing, use a little gentle detergent and cold water and let the laundry soak for a few minutes. Rinse delicates in cold water. If using a machine, wash only your delicates on a hand wash or delicate cycle. If pressed for time and washing delicates in a regular load, use a lingerie bag to protect delicates from the sturdier fabrics and reduce the mechanical action caused by the wash cycle.

ƒ E is every time hang dry. Hang delicates to dry. If using a dryer, items may suffer from heat

Now go enjoy your LOVEly holiday with your favorite delicates, all in perfect shape.