Our clothes are some of the hardest-working items we own! They keep us warm, protect us from the elements, help us look our best, and make us feel good. But, if we don’t practice proper clothing care – especially between professional cleanings – chances are they won’t perform or last! While shopping is always fun, it can be expensive to replace items that are not that old, and frustrating if one of your favorites wears out.
From rotating the items in the closet to using our dry cleaning and laundry services to help, there are plenty of things you can do to make sure your clothes last.
Of course, you have a few favorite outfits, everyone does. Instead, cycle through the clothing that you have. Try not to wear the same items all of the time. When you do this, not only do you need to wash or dry clean them less frequently but you just might rediscover an old favorite.
When it comes to caring for clothes, pay attention to the label. Labels provide important instructions when it comes to caring for and cleaning the fabrics and garments. When a label says dry clean only, do it. If it says was in warm water, don’t use cold or hot! Wash clothes only when they need it and use a gentle detergent. Always sort clothing before washing.
While you don’t have to dry clean all of your clothing, you might want to consider dry cleaning at least some of your favorite items instead of washing them at home. Home washers and dryers subject clothing to significant wear and tear, much more than at professional cleaners like Flair.
Take care of items that are dry clean only in between trips to Flair.
- Always change out of your clothes when returning home from work or an event. Hang them promptly using appropriate hangers.
- Remove minor wrinkles by hanging clothing in the bathroom the next time you take a hot shower.
- Always store sweaters folded and flat.
- Never leave change, pens, keys, or other items in your pockets.
For all clothing, be sure you store each item properly. Separate colors, use proper hangers and gently fold anything stored in drawers. Taking care now protects the integrity of your clothing and prevents it from wearing out sooner than you would like.
Using these tips will help your clothes last a long, long time.