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Tender Loving Care for your Clothes

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I have had some pieces in my wardrobe for many years, but you will never know by looking at them. And that is because I take good care of my clothes. I see clothes as a bit of an investment, so I like to keep them for as long as I can. Our clothes need some Tender Loving Care (TLC) to serve us, so it makes sense to pay them special attention. Here are some ways you could do that today:

 

Wash Inside Out/Wash Separately

Wash your clothes inside out to prevent fading when washing. This TLC tip is particularly important when dealing with jeans, denim jackets, and bright coloured cotton trousers.

Also, follow the rule of washing whites separately, and coloured separately. Your clothes will thank you for it. And look out for clothes that shed – such as fluffy towels and jackets. They should be washed separately or else every thing could be covered with fluff.

 

Empty the Pockets

I remember many occasions where I forgot to empty pockets before putting clothes in the washing machine; the washing didn’t end well. The first thing to do before turning clothes inside out is to empty the pockets. There is nothing worse than unloading the washer to find all the clothes covered in blue ink from a pen left in a jeans pocket!

 

Sort out the Wardrobe

Arrange your clothes in an orderly manner in your wardrobe. This sounds like common sense but I have seen so many disorganised wardrobes so I know it is not. If you don’t have enough space in your closet, you should consider having some clothes in storage boxes when not in use. I arrange my clothes in my wardrobe season by season, so its summer/autumn, and winter/spring for me. I know it is kind of reverse, but it work for me. The clothes not in use go to storage boxes.

 

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Cold Wash for Delicate Fabrics

Remember to cold wash and rinse delicate fabrics or fabrics with a dry clean label (if you are brave enough), even if it is a hand wash. Cold water is a lot softer on clothing, which makes it perfect for delicate pieces.

 

So these are my ways of giving good loving to my clothes. And that is how I get to have them for many years. How do you care for your clothes?

Sound off in the comment section below. Thanks for reading.

 

 

 

 

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37 responses

  1. SO important! I take care of my clothes and even cheap things like from Forever21 last me a good while. No one ever taught me about how to specially wash my under garments though – only now at 30 ((shame)) I noticed that my roommate puts her bras in some mesh bag and I’m over here throwing mine in with everything else. Whoops. Looking into it.

  2. I couldn’t agree more with you. It’s so important to take care of your clothes. Like you, I alway wash my clothes inside out and the ones that need dry cleaning I always make sure they to take them… even thou it might take me awhile to get over to the dry cleaners šŸ™‚ Great tips

    xo, jackie
    stylemydreams.com

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