How keep your festive clothes fresh and yourself worry-free

The festive season goes hand in hand with lots of amazing, one-of-a-kind clothes, as well as pillowcases, cushions, tablecloths and decorative blankets. But, during this fun and exciting time, your kurtas, Nehru waistcoats, anarkalis, chanya cholis, ghagras, salwar suits, and lehengas will go through a lot. Naturally, we all want them to be in pristine shape for the festivities, but how can you make sure that these materials stay good as new, and how can you remove sweat stains and food stains from them? That’s where Tide comes into the picture.

Don’t let dirt ruin your festive Indian clothes

Unusual fabrics, intricate patterns, and wonderful colours. They all pose a challenge when it comes to washing your festive clothes. Luckily, Tide is well-prepared to tackle these challenges with ease, leaving you with fresh, bright, and nice-smelling clothes.

Tips for washing festive fabrics

Before your clothes or some kinds of home linen touch water, make sure you always check the fabric care labels of the garments to see if they need special care. If they can be washed in a washing machine, check the temperature they can handle, and adjust your washer accordingly. If they can’t be put in a machine, handwashing or dry cleaning will be your best option. Keep in mind, however, that not all clothes can handle dry cleaning, so make sure you read the label correctly.

How to wash festive materials and home linen

Before washing your festive garments, curtains, and bedsheets used during the festivities, sort them by colour and fabric type to avoid colour transfer. Treat stains if necessary, massaging some Tide Matic Liquid Front-load Detergent or Tide Matic Liquid Top-load Detergent into the stain and letting it sit. If handwashing, fill up the bucket using lukewarm water, and wash your garments gently with Tide Double Power Jasmine & Rose or Tide Double Power Lemon & Mint. If your machine washes them, use a cycle that doesn’t exceed the recommended temperature on the fabric care label. In both cases, dry your delicate items on a flat surface, and avoid direct sunlight to preserve their shape and beautiful colours.

How to remove oil, grease and other food stains from festive clothing

Festivities go hand in hand with lots of delicious food, and it’s bound to end up on some of your festive garments, or home linen leaving a stain. Let it be oil, grease, turmeric (haldi) or curry, you can be sure that Tide Matic Liquid Front-load Detergent can handle it with ease. Make sure you act quickly though, the sooner you take action, the easier it is to remove the stain. Soak your stained clothes in a solution of lukewarm water mixed with Tide Matic Liquid Front-load Detergent for 30 minutes, then wash it as usual, by hand or in your washer.