What do you handwash clothes with?
Use a clean sink or other large basin filled with lukewarm water. Put in a few drops of mild detergent such as Woolite (Texere Silk also recommends Ivory Liquid soap or baby shampoo). Gently swirl the clothing in the sink or knead it (like you’re kneading bread) for a minute or two just enough that they get soaped up.
Does hand washing get clothes clean?
Hand Washing Clothes
All you need is a tub, water, and your hands (or feet in some instances) to wash your clothes. It is also hard to get rid of difficult stains which means that you would have to keep washing something until it is clean. In the end, a lot of your time would be wasted in cleaning one garment only.
How do you properly wash clothes?
Choose the right setting: Washing machines have settings for water temperature. Use hot water for light-colored items that are especially dirty or smelly. Use cold water for dark clothes (especially new ones) whose colors are more likely to run. Cotton items also require cold water to avoid shrinkage.