If you want your clothes to last, it's important to take care of them properly. Washing, drying, and storing your clothes correctly can extend their life and keep them looking fresh. In this blog post, we'll share some tips on the best way to care for your clothes and how to keep your wardrobe looking its best.
The Best Way to Care for Your Clothes.
You should wash your clothes regularly to keep them looking their best. But how often you need to wash them depends on the type of fabric and the level of activity you do in them. For example, jeans can usually be worn several times before washing, while workout clothes need to be washed after each use.
When washing your clothes, it's important to use the right settings on your washing machine. Be sure to read the care labels on your clothing so you know what temperature and cycle to use. You'll also want to use a gentle detergent that is designed for delicate fabrics. I personally use Oxi Clean spray to remove tough stains. As a general rule of thumb, I wash all my clothes on delicates or permanent press.
Drying Your Clothes.
After washing your clothes, it's important to dry them properly so they don't shrink or wrinkle. The best way to dry most clothes is in a tumble dryer on a low setting. But again, be sure to check the care labels as some items should be air dried instead.
Keeping your blacks black
In order to keep black clothing from fading, wash your garment on a delicate setting inside out. Dry on a low heat setting. It's also useful to use a "dark protect" detergent on occasion as well.
Storing Your Clothes.
Once your clothes are clean and dry, you'll need to store them somewhere until you're ready to wear them again. If you have a lot of clothes, you may need to invest in a dresser or armoire for storage. But even if you don't have a lot of space, there are still ways to keep your clothing organized and wrinkle-free until you're ready to wear it again.
Tips for Keeping Your Wardrobe Fresh.
Use the Proper Hangers.
Investing in good quality hangers is one of the best ways to extend the life of your clothes. Cheap wire hangers can damage delicate fabrics and cause pants and skirts to lose their shape. Instead, opt for wooden hangers or padded hangers made specifically for delicate items. You should also avoid hanging heavy items like coats on flimsy hangers – they’ll just end up falling off and getting wrinkled on the floor.
Organize Your Closet.
A cluttered closet is not only an eyesore – it can also damage your clothes. When clothes are crammed into a small space, they become more likely to wrinkle or get stretched out of shape. Take some time to declutter your closet and organize your clothing by type, season, or occasion. This will not only make getting dressed each day easier, but it will also protect your clothes from being damaged by other items in your closet.
Donate or Sell Unwanted Clothing.
One of the best ways to keep your wardrobe fresh is to donate or sell any clothing that you no longer wear. Not only will this free up some much-needed space in your closet, but it will also help someone in need (or earn you a little extra cash). Before getting rid of any clothing, make sure it’s clean and free of any stains or holes – nobody wants to wear somebody else’s dirty laundry!
If you want your clothes to last, it's important to take care of them properly. That means washing them correctly, drying them carefully and storing them properly. It also means investing in good quality clothing and taking the time to organize your closet. By following these tips, you can keep your wardrobe looking fresh for years to come.