concerning my family’s laundry. For those of you who only know me through my
blog, I ABSOLUTELY HATE DINGY NURSING SCRUBS. If you were asked to close your
eyes and think of an image of a Nurse, chances are your first image will be of
a woman in a white uniform.
Although we’ve long since ditched the all white
uniforms, nurses should still represent cleanliness and kindness in my book.
One of my absolute Pet Peeves is to see a professional, a nurse, dressed and
working in a dingy dirty uniform. Right away, my perception of that nurse is
lowered. I equate her uniform with incompetence, uncaring and lack to detail.
Am I judging too harshly? Perhaps I am but I hold myself and the Nursing
Profession to an Extremely High Standard. And because I judge Nurses
differently I also do my best to help, love and assist Every Nurse I meet.
Nursing scrubs should always be in clean and pristine condition when you are working.
family’s clothes, I wash them alone. This safeguards my family from any germs I
may have come in contact with while at work. I use my own concoction of
cleaners to ensure a bright and clean uniform every time. It may seem a bit odd
but it has worked for me for many years. I only use hot water to wash my
uniforms. Cold and warm just doesn’t seem to get them as clean as hot water. I’ve
listed below my very own recipe for cleaning your nursing scrubs.
then I add 1 part laundry detergent, I prefer powder but I have used liquid
too. Then my concoction, 2 parts bleach, 1 part baking soda, and 2 parts
hydrogen peroxide into the hot water. I then give the water a good swirl with a
long wooden handle. Then I add my uniforms close the lid and let the magic
begin. After the wash cycle I hang my uniforms to dry and then iron them. I
never put my uniforms in the dryer.