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Have you ever purchased the perfect shirt, only for it to shrink in the wash before you ever had a chance to wear it?

Join the club!

Washing and drying articles of clothing seems simple enough, right? In theory, you put the clothing in the washer machine, add some laundry detergent, pick a cycle, and start the washer. Then, you transfer the clothing from the washer to the dryer. Once the dryer turns off, you should be able to wear your new shirt or outfit.

But, as you put the article of clothing on, you are rudely greeted by a shirt or outfit that is too snug. It doesn’t fit right and doesn’t feel comfortable. You probably think, “Why, doesn’t this fit? It looked and felt great when I tried it on at the store!” Then, reality sets in and you come to the conclusion that your short-lived favorite shirt shrunk in the process of washing or drying it.

So how do you prevent your clothing from shrinking in the future? Click here to read more.