Most of us buy our clothes a few pieces at a time. So, we don’t realize the huge investment we’ve made in time and money when it comes to our wardrobes – and in ourselves. Our clothes reflect our personality and create that all important first impression to others. Caring for your clothes not only extends their life, but helps you make the best impression possible.
Check Your Clothes
Inspect your wardrobe on a regular basis and ask these questions for each piece.
- Is the garment stain free?
- Is it free of odors?
- Are all the buttons and seams intact?
- Is it clean?
- Is it wrinkle-free?
- Does it fit properly?
Don’t fall into the trap of thinking, “It’s okay to wear one more time.” That one more time may take small problems and turn them into permanent damage. For example, while perspiration odor can be diminished when clothes are aired out, the salt in your perspiration can actually break down the fibers in your clothes, weakening them to the point of breaking or tearing.
And, simply because you don’t see the stain you “spot cleaned” yesterday, does not mean it is gone. The more time a stain has to set deep in clothing fibers, the more likely it will be to reappear and the harder it will be to remove.
As author Susan Morem (How to Gain the Professional Edge) wrote, “Your clothing is the first thing others notice about you. Make sure your clothes are clean, pressed, mended and fit well.”
At Flair Cleaners, we know how hard it is to find the perfect addition to any wardrobe. That’s why we work hard to help you enjoy it for many years to come.