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What Do the Wash Instructions Symbols Mean?

BY: Andy Seifert | Mar 22, 2018

You've purchased some new clothes, worn them a little, and now it's time to put them in the washer/dryer for the first time. But when you check the label, what's staring back at you are a bunch of undecipherable symbols.

Figuring out what those washing instruction symbols mean can be super frustrating. What the heck does one dot inside of a glass of water mean? What about a triangle that's been crossed out? Or a square with a circle inside? What do TWO dots inside of a glass of water mean? What symbol keeps me from going insane?

Take a deep breath, and consult this laundry symbol guide. It'll walk you through virtually every one of the wash instruction symbols you'll encounter.

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