Do the Delicates For your dainty brassieres we suggest you hand wash them by hand. If you choose to wash them in a machine, use a mesh bag. The bag will prevent the straps from stretching out and getting wrapped in other clothing. In addition, the bag will keep the hooks from latching onto and destroying other items. Never dry your bras, always air-dry them. Don’t Let Your Laundry Linger Phone calls, the TV, and crying kids are distracting, but it’s best to take the laundry out of the machine right away. Damp clothes left in a washer can grow moldy over time; clothes left in a dryer can become wrinkled. Leaving laundry sitting in a machine prevents other customers from doing their laundry and invites theft.