Buying high-quality clothes and fabric can prove to be quite expensive. You will most likely not make many purchases if you always go for higher quality fabric, which is why you need to ensure that you get the maximum use out of them. To accomplish this, you need to take good care of all your clothes to ensure that they will last for a long time before you need to consider getting rid of them.
- Wash Them Properly – Washing your clothes properly doesn’t mean washing them frequently. In fact, the less you wash your clothes, the longer they will last. Washing them too frequently and with the incorrect procedures may damage them, causing excessive wear to any designs or decorations printed on them. Try to effectively rotate your clothes, in a way that you can wear most of the ones in your possession to avoid washing them too frequently.
- Read Cloth Labels – One thing that many people fail to notice are those tiny labels present on almost all of the clothing items you can purchase today. These labels often carry valuable information about your clothes, including the best procedures to wash them and with what materials they are made out of. If the labels say “hand-wash only”, you shouldn’t expect to see such clothing items in good condition after putting them inside your washing machine with all of your laundries.
- Dry Your Laundry as Soon as Possible – After you take your clothes out of your washing machine, the next thing to do is to find a way to dry them effectively. There are a few options to consider, including the conventional method of hanging them outside with dolly pegs to dry in the sun or to use a separate dryer for quicker results. Either way, make sure that your clothes are fully dried before thinking about folding them up.
- Iron When Necessary – Some clothing items like shirts and trousers may look wrinkled and unsuitable to wear after washing them. When smoothing by hand doesn’t work, you will have to resort to ironing. Ironing some clothes can prove to be quite challenging, so take your time to avoid burning yourself and your clothes by being in a rush. Remember to use some good iron board covers to have a smooth, flat ironing surface.
- Store Your Clothes Appropriately – After your clothes are fully dried up, it is time to fold them (or hang them in the case of ironed clothes) and store them in your closet. Use a few moth balls to keep animals such as moths, ants and other critters out of the way, more so if you have a few clothing items that you haven’t taken out for a while. Airing them once in a while can also prevent the formation of strange smells and odours.
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