Life Hack

Life Hack – Clothing products

This time, a list of products related to clothing, but probably, it would also be useful to know which bottles and brands are cleaning detergents, softeners or deodorizers. I made once a mistake by buying a deodorizer, but I actually wanted a laundry cleaning detergent. So next time, we will specify the laundry products. 

For now, a list of useful clothing related drugstore products. We distinguish different products which are useful for cleaning the clothes, keeping the clothes in good condition and making it easier. For example, in the summer, we need to be careful about molds, so in Japan there are dry sheets which avoid molds and stains on clothes, sheets and futons.  Or there is a convenient spray to smooth the clothes during ironing. These kind of convenient products are listed up here.

To help out kanji-challenged expats in Japan (like me), here is a  summary of the most useful laundry products in Japan. There might be different brands in various drugstores, but these products (of different brands) are common here. Hopefully it is useful and easy to understand, since translation camera apps are not always doing their job properly.

The products are explained as:

  • Original Japanese name
  • English name
  • Japanese pronunciation / Japanese name in Roman
  • Function
  • Instruction

Enjoy shopping!

Clothing products

Japanese cloth products



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