Nothing is worse than ruining your new clothes with poor care at home. Putting in a bit of effort to care for your quality clothes will help them last longer and look better too.
Top Tips: Making Your Clothes Last
If you get a stain, remove it as quickly as possible. The longer a spot sits, the harder it is to remove, and remember to never iron over a spot – the heat will set the stain.
Ink stains can be removed with water-soluble hairspray on washables and rubbing alcohol on dry clean fabrics.
Never over dry! Overdrying causes static, pilling, shrinkage, wrinkling and puckering seams. No matter what you do, consider washing your wardrobe on the delicate cycle and hanging everything to dry to preserve your clothes. Heat does the most damage to fabric. When you pull things from the wash, shake them to remove excess water, hang, and then tug gently on the seams to stretch the thread and minimize puckering. Wool and knits do best when dried flat.
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