Tips and tricks to keep your wardrobe as good as new
You must have probably wondered in the past how you could manage and tend your clothes so as to keep them sparkling for a very long time or even keep them in a state as good as when you bought them. The good news is that this feat is not unattainable, therefore, provided in this article are the top tricks and tips that will surely make your wardrobe the envy of every eye that sees it. You should remember that previously, we have discussed how laundry problem could become your wallet problem, hence, this article is a step ahead in rendering your wardrobe flawless and making you dress smartly to the admiration of all.
To start with, the most important step towards having your clothes kept in a great state is your laundry. Since every art has its rules, laundry – which is the art that gets clothes clean – isn’t an exception to this universal principle. There are certain steps that need to be followed so as to prevent you from getting your clothes ready for the bin each time you launder them. So, take note of the following dos and don’ts in laundry.
Get the specification for your laundry right
Clothes come with a label that is expected to direct the course of your laundry. Getting this right and adhering to these recommendations go a long way in preserving the life of your precious threads.
Sorting out is very essential!
If you wish to maintain the life of your clothes, you need to learn first to sort them before you throw them into the washing machine. White and light clothes should be washed together and delicate and towels should be washed together also. This prevents any colour of a piece of clothing from staining that of another.
Take note of laundry temperature
To keep your clothes as good as new and prevent shrinking, the temperature which you use in laundry matters. It is best to use hot water for light-coloured fabrics, white clothing and bath towel. The hot water temperature will remove the stains and bacteria from the clothes easily, while your brightly coloured clothes, fine fabrics, delicates, denim jeans will benefit more if you wash them in cold water.
Add a pinch of salt to prevent fading
This trick is one from grandma, but it surely works. If you add a teaspoon of salt in your washing machine, it will keep your brights brighter.
Wash dark clothes inside out to prevent them from fading
Always wash your dark clothes and jeans inside out to prevent them from fading. And choose the coolest temperature setting to get them really clean.
Don’t use chlorine bleach on colour fabrics
If you do this, you are only trying to hasten the expiration of your clothes’ life. If you desire to preserve the vibrancy of your colourful clothes, keep them away from bleach.
Never leave your clean clothes in the machine for a long period
Once the washing cycle is completed, remove your clothes instantly, you are doing them a favour this way,
Leave zippers open
A common mistake that shortens the life of clothes is to keep their zippers open, to avoid tears or snags especially in delicate clothes, keep the zippers open.
Bar soaps should be avoided in removing stains
As great as bar soaps can be, they can hurt your fabrics in the process of removing stains. You should rather use detergent with cold water to remove stains from your fabrics.
Do not overload your washing machine
Even though this might seem like it saves time, but this doesn’t do too good to your clothes as there won’t be enough room to turn them during washing and this can shorten their life.
Another important recipe for keeping your wardrobe as good as new is proper ironing, as good and proper ironing maintains the life of your clothes. For this, you need an essential tool: a steam iron. Having it as part of your laundry tools can be highly vital in getting the needed magic to your wardrobe because it helps to remove wrinkles and gives you the crisp and professional touch. You might probably not know this before, but the right way to iron is in long straight strokes and also, it is recommended to iron around decorative objects and not on them. Also, avoid buttons and zippers while ironing and hang up or fold up your ironed items immediately after ironing to keep them clean and make them stay with the shade of newness which you so desire. Ironing is best done when you break it down into steps and work your way from the outside to the inside; for example, for shirts, start from the collar to the cuffs and then work your way in.
Finally, as mentioned earlier, it is important to always follow the manufacturer’s specifications when dealing with clothes. Do not use the wrong temperature to wash or iron clothes and always sort them out according to their fabric when doing your laundry and your wardrobe will stay crisp and new each time you see it.
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