How to Take Better Care of Your Clothes
Taking proper care of your clothes allows you to extend their life and keep them looking their best for longer. Despite this, it is amazing how few people know how to properly care for their clothes and instead will simply chuck them on the back of a chair after a long day.
Here are a few key tips which will help you to take better care of your clothes.
Wash Inside Out & On Cold Setting
Washing clothes is, of course, essential, but it can also be incredibly damaging to your clothes particularly delicate materials. You should always follow the instructions on each garment but also consider washing clothes inside out and on a cold setting. This should stop fading from occurring and prolong the life of your clothes.
Hanging Items Which Should be Folded
Hanging clothes in a wardrobe is smart but you should not hang everything. Knitwear and jumpers can distort and lose their shape when left on a hanger which means that you are better off folding these items and storing them in a chest of drawers – click here to browse a range of suitable drawers.
Use the Right Hangers
Leading on from this, you should also make sure that you have the right hangers for the right type of garment as they are not all the same (the hangers should also be high-quality and not too flimsy). You should avoid overcrowding your wardrobe with clothes as this can cause creases and even knock off buttons.
Cleaning Out of Season Clothes
When the seasons change it is easy to simply forget about out of season clothes and leave them until the weather is suitable again. Instead, you should clean clothes and store them in an airtight container at the end of the season to stop moths from getting to them.
Wash Exercise Clothing as Soon as Possible
Letting damp exercise clothing sit around for too long could ruin the garments as the odour can be harder to remove and you might even see mildew. Wash exercise clothing as soon as possible and avoid using a fabric conditioner which can damage athletic clothing.
Using the Right Amount of Detergent
You will want to get your clothes nice and clean but you should always use the recommended amount of detergent for the load size and soil level. Using too much detergent can leave behind residue which will damage the material over time.
When you know how to properly care for every item of clothing that you have it will keep them looking better for longer. These are the main tips to keep in mind but always make sure that you read the label of your clothes and follow the cleaning and storage instructions which should stop you having to replace clothes so often.