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CHConscious: Taking Care of Your Clothing

November 04, 2016

 

One of the best ways to ensure the longevity of your pieces, and to prolong the amount of wears you can get out of them. Below we've outlined a few tips on how to get the most from your pieces:

STORAGE:

There are a lot of ideas for what the best way to keep clothes is but here are our tried and true tips~

  • Hang everything except sweaters and other heavy items that can stretch
  • For heavier items, you can fold or check for extra hanger supports that can alleviate strain on the fabric
  • When packing away seasonal garments, pack cedar blocks or lavender sachets with your clothing to repel moths

Tip - If you have hung a sweater and you notice a bump on the shoulder, try to steam or iron it out!

CLEANING:

  • Always read the tag on the inside of the garment to see care instructions!
  • As a general rule of thumb, washing clothes with like colors in cool water is your best bet and afterward lay flat to dry or on the low setting of your drier.
  • Denim is an extremely durable fabric. Some say that jeans should be spot cleaned over being washed, another choice is to freeze the jeans in a baggy to kill bacteria.
  • If you really want to wash your jeans, turn them inside out before placing in the washer--this protects the color from fading so quickly.
  • Similar to jeans, any garment with embellishments should be turned inside out before washing, even if its safe for the machine.
  • Place delicates in a netted bag before throwing them in the washer to keep them in their original shape.

PACKING:

  • When traveling, roll your clothes instead of folding them. This will provide more space and reduce wrinkling.
  • Putting items in shoes can help conserve space, and keep the shoes from losing their shape. 

 

Leave a comment and let us know your favorite tips for caring for garments and keep up with the rest of our CHConscious series here:

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