Wondered about the longevity of your favourite clothes?
You could wear your favourite clothing items for almost forever if you take good care of them. Here's how to accomplish that.
Treat stains as soon as possible. Separate heavily soiled garments from less soiled.
Separate darks from whites.
Wash by fabric type - wash towels on their own. Keep heavy fabrics away from light ones.
Wash inside out jeans and silk screened shirts.
Zip zips, tie drawstrings and stick velcro together before washing.
Clean matching two-pieces together.
Wash and dry clean clothes as little as possible. Spot clean or hand wash until a deep clean is needed.
Hand wash delicate clothing or place these clothing in a cool wash inside a pillow case or mesh bag.
Don't overload the washing machine.
Skip the dryer and air dry clothes whenever possible.
Dry whites outside and dark colours indoors.
Store clothes and accessories in cool and dry places, away from natural sunlight.
Use canvas bags or pillow cases to store occasion-wear instead of plastic dry cleaning covers.
Use good, matching hangers to store clothes. Avoid cheap wire hangers.
Store shoes and bags in dust bags. Use pillow cases as dust bags.
Stuff shoes and bags with tissue paper.
Fold and place knitwear in a dry clothing space instead of hangers.
Use lavender with clothing storage spaces.
Instead of overstuffing clothes in a clothing space, store clothing items not regularly worn separately.
Steam instead of ironing clothes whenever possible.
Rotate clothing choices. Give an even wear to your wardrobe to allow clothing items recovering time.
Here's cheers to saving some heartbreak on ruined favourite clothing items!