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How to Properly Clean Your Scrubs

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If you’ve recently ordered a set of scrubs, you likely want to keep them as clean as possible! That way they continue looking vibrant and crisp- just like when you bought them. Below, we have a few tips for keeping your scrubs in tip top shape and properly laundering them!

Pre Wash Your Scrubs

Every time you purchase a new set of scrubs, start by giving them a good ‘ol prewashing. Add half a cup of white vinegar to the load to properly sanitize your scrubs, and extra water.

Treat Stains Immediately

As soon as you have a spill or stain, treat it! Blood stains can easily be removed with a bit of cool water and hydrogen peroxide, and there are several brands of stain-removal sticks on the market; it’d be wise to keep one in your locker (along with a spare set of scrubs).

Wash Scrubs Separately

Scrubs should be washed separately from your street clothes. Not only is this for sanitary purposes, but it also protects your colored scrubs from bleeding onto your lighter scrubs. Pink may be your favorite color, but not your favorite scrub color!

Hang Them Up to Dry

Line drying your scrubs instead of putting them into the dryer helps to preserve their colors and fabrics. If you don’t have any space for a clothesline, you can toss them in the dryer on the “no heat,” setting.

Use a Hot Iron

Occasionally, it’s wise to pull out the hot iron and iron your scrubs! Afterward, they’ll look fresh and crisp, ready for a productive day at work!


Follow these few guidelines, and your scrubs will be looking great! They’re simple, easy, and most importantly, effective. And for scrubs that will will simply rock your socks off, visit our website and view our collection of medical attire that’s comfortable, durable, and easy to care for!