When it comes to costumes and princess dresses, there is often a myriad of ways that they need to be washed. Do I need to get them dry cleaned? Should they be hand-washed? Can I throw them in with a regular load of laundry? How often do I need to wash them?
Take a look at some of our tips to keeping those Disney costumes clean and fresh.
How Do I Wash My Princess Costumes?
Keep in mind that every costume is different and will require varying types of care. Always check for a tag on the costume to see if it provides any guidance on how it needs to be washed. Some costumes require you to take a trip to the dry cleaners, while others such as dresses with beading or sequins, have to be hand washed. Keep in mind that if you are washing the costume by hand, you will want to turn the item inside out to preserve the fabric.
Some costumes can be taken care of in a washing machine. These princess dresses for girls are made of 100% cotton and are extremely comfortable, as well as easy to wash and take care of. However, even with these low-maintenance princess dresses, you want to be sure to machine wash them with cold water and then hang them to dry. This will prevent any possible shrinking or disfigurement that could come from going through the dryer.
Before taking care of any of your costumes at home, you’ll want to make sure your washing machine is in tip-top shape to get the job done. Prep your washer by tossing in some limescale prevention tablets. Just put the tablet in the machine and run it through a load, and it will be ready to go! Click here for more information.
How Often Do I Wash My Disney Princess Costumes?
As for how frequently you should clean your costumes, you want to take a few things into consideration. How does the item need to be washed? How often is it worn? If it’s not worn often, when was the last time it was washed? Has it been worn by multiple people in the last couple of days? This will help narrow down how often you want to wash your costumes.
If you are going to get your costume dry cleaned, a good rule of thumb is to get it washed every four to six months. If it is a favorite costume and is worn often, we recommend washing it once every week or every two weeks. If it has been worn by various people recently, you should wash it as soon as possible.
However you decide to take care of your Disney costumes, keep in mind that the end goal is to help them last as long as possible. Help your little ones continue to make memories in these beloved outfits by properly washing and caring for them.