Sure, laundry with us is fun, but did you know a few simple tips can help you make your clothes last that extra bit more?
When we buy clothes, we expect them to last longer and in turn, save extra money from buying new clothes. To increase the durability of your clothes, here are some tips which will help you to do so.
Washers twist and pull clothes, which makes them lose their elasticity and look worn out in a short time. To boost the life of your clothes, especially the delicate and expensive ones, wash them by hand and load them in the dryer. It will also help you save a few dollars.
Clothes don't get sweaty in Canada most of the time because of the cold weather. Hence, washing is not needed if your clothes don't get dirty. But don’t overdo this because at times when you bundle up your t-shirts may get a little stinky and pile up infectious bacteria too.
There are times when your get your clothes a little stained. The easier and cheaper option would be to wipe it off using a damp cloth or sprinkle a generous amount of baking soda on the stain. Leave it on the stain for 10 minutes and rub it off with a dry cloth. You can also use vinegar or alcohol in the same way.
You might have noticed lint appearing on your clothes after a few washes. This is most common in our t-shirts, jumpers, and most of the winter clothes. There are some easy ways to remove it but why go through the hassle when you can remove it. Simply turn your clothes inside out before washing to avoid the annoying bubbles on your clothes. Use the same trick with dark clothes and denim to avoid fading.
White clothes look awesome only when they are actually white. Most people don’t buy white clothes because they are difficult to wash and get soiled easily. Try bleaching your clothes and you will be amazed by the results. Also, always wash white clothes separately because they tend to take the soiling of other clothes.
Patching and stitching are simple ways that will help increase the lifetime of your clothes. Sewing manually is not as difficult as it sounds but sewing using a machine can give better and long lasting results.
You might have seen instructions on the label of your clothes saying "dry flat". Although it would be specific to certain garments like woolen clothes, it really helps clothes from losing it fitting and shape.
If you want to make your bras last longer, wash them with hands. Mix one teaspoon of liquid detergent in a bowl or bucket of tap water and soak the bras in it for 10 minutes. Throw the water and lightly wash the detergent out the bras with fresh water. Making your clothes last longer just got so much easier.