WHEN spring is finally starting to warm up, it’s time to think about refreshing your wardrobe.
But instead of buying new, you can make your existing clothes last longer.
Simply follow these savings tips. . .
GO LOW: Clean clothes in cold or cool water — or better yet, hand wash to keep colors bright. Washing in hot water can contribute to fading and damage to fabrics.
If possible, lower the temperature to keep your favorites shining. It’s also better for your energy bills.
HANG AROUND: Drying your clothes on a rack or clothesline is not only one of the fastest ways to dry clothes — it also helps prevent clothes from shrinking and fading, which can happen during the drying cycle. by machine.
For bright colors, avoid exposure to direct sunlight. Keep the rack in a cool, ventilated place outdoors or on a balcony.
SMART STORE: A cool, dark place is the best place to keep the items you wear in good condition.
First, make sure the garment is completely dry before storing it and avoid a humid place.
The latter can cause mold to build up in clothes, wear down fabrics and cause stains.
REPEAT: If you’ve just bought a brightly colored garment, the laundry experts at Ariel recommend turning it inside out for washing.
This helps prevent the dye from transferring to other items in the washing machine and slows down fading.
WAX ON: April may be over but there are still some showers on the horizon.
Extend the life of coats and shoes by re-polishing them at home with natural beeswax, making them waterproof.
It works well on leather shoes and Macs, but check the clothing care label first. Cleanipedia.com has a re-hair removal guide that shows the step-by-step process.
REPAIR REPAIR: Small tears and holes in clothing can become large lacerations and holes that cannot be repaired if you don’t act quickly.
If you see a small scratch or hole forming, get it repaired quickly to make sure your favorite item doesn’t get damaged.
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