We all know that clothes aren’t free, and our nicer ones certainly aren’t cheap. In this sense, our wardrobes are an investment. As such, you should certainly make the time to ensure that they are appropriately cared for so that they brand new and fresh (unlike that faded trophy husband shirt you spilled nacho cheese over months ago). Without further ado, here are five tips to help you preserve your favorite clothes.
1. Don’t Use Wire Hangers
You read it here. Wire hangers are bad for delicate clothing. Not only garments but cotton and silk clothing too! This means they are a liability, as using them could end up costing you money down the line. All this begs the questions, why drop money on clothes just to store them in an environment that will certainly ruin them? Instead, invest in some plastic hangers. Both your clothes and your credit card statement will be much happier.
2. Don’t Let Stains Linger
Don’t be like most people and let stains fester into your clothing. As soon as you notice a stain, treat it. This will make the washing process more effective. If the stain sits too long, you may be forced to take a potentiallyexpensive trip to the dry-cleaners.
3. Be Mindful of Your Laundry
Washing and drying your clothes less is a benefit to all humanity for several reasons. One, it is great for the environment. Two, everyone who sees you in public won’t have to be subjected to your faded t-shirts. Luckily, this step is simple as it is all about developing a mindfulness concerning when you wash your clothes and how many clothes you wash at a time. This will keep your wardrobe looking fresh and minimize the amount of time you spend doing laundry. It’s all as simple as washing your clothes only when they are visibly smelly and dirty, not just after wearing them.
4. Know What Clothes are Casual and Which Ones are for the Office
Separating your clothes into casual and business categories will allow for better upkeep of both. You are going to want to ensure that you work clothes are kept in pristine condition. One great way to ensure this is by changing out of your work clothes when you are home.
5. Wear Clothes Moderately and Rotate Them Intelligently
As with the tips above, but in a broader context, you should wear your nicer clothes moderately, taking care to wash them only when they are truly dirty. Allowing your clothes a period of time to recover between future wearing and cleaning is a clever way to add some new outfits to your wardrobe. By wearing certain articles less, you can rotate other lesser-worn pieces of clothing (and even entire outfits) in and out of your daily stylistic choices.…Read more