8 Things You Should Never Clean in a Washing Machine
Nothing is more convenient than throwing everything you own into the washing machine. And the list of items you never knew you could clean in the washing machine (like bathmats and baseball caps) always seems to be growing. But there are several items that should never be machine washed. Delicate garments and fragile fabrics that could be damaged or warped should always be hand-washed or dry-cleaned.
The easiest way to find out if a garment is machine-safe? Check the label. If you see a laundry symbol that looks like a basin full of water with an X through it, the item should not be washed. For a general cheat sheet of items you should never throw in the washing machine, consult the list below.