How to Take Good Care of Your Clothes to Make Them Last Longer
Taking care of clothes should, in my opinion, be very important to you. In our day and age, clothes are seldom made from natural and good-quality materials, and rather, they are often made from cheap synthetics that tear and rip. This alone is reason enough to take better care of your clothes. If you are a person, like me, who tends to spend a little bit more to get good quality clothes that will withstand the test of time, then you may be wondering how you can make your clothes last you a lifetime (which they can if you are careful).
In today’s article, we are going to tell you exactly how you can take good care of your clothes and make them last you longer. An ordinary pair of jeans can last fifty years, provided that you treat it well, and here is how you can:
Fold Your Jumpers
One of the first things to know is that if you have woolen jumpers, you need to fold them up. Many people make the mistake of hanging their jumpers, but this causes them to stretch and will contribute to their deterioration. Folding your jumpers is a habit that you must get into. You must also learn to fold your clothes the right way. If you do not fold your clothes properly, you will cause them to crinkle and crease. Fold your clothes properly – if you don’t know how then learn how to!
Hang Your Shirts
While jumpers should be folded, shirts should be hung up. Your shirts need to be hung up so that they can keep their form. If you fold your shirts, they can, over time, lose their form and begin to deteriorate. It is crucially important that you do hang your shirts up. Ideally, find a cupboard where you can hang them all next to each other. Hanging up your shirts will ensure that they live as long as you – provided that you take care of them in other ways too.
Iron Your Clothes
Ironing your clothes is also important. Some have said that, over time, irons break your clothes down, and this may well be true, but if you do not iron them, they will pick up creases that are impossible to get rid of. Ironing, according to the sewing specialists from QuiltersReview.com, should always be done on an ironing board. I myself have, in the past, ironed my clothes directly onto a table, but quickly stopped after I noticed that I had ironed a stain into my shirt. Ironing your clothes will help them to keep their form and will ensure that they look cleaner and better for longer. It is recommended that you buy distilled water for use in your steam iron, so as to reduce the build-up of calcium deposits that can occur inside the iron.
When it comes to washing your clothes, if you want them to last you a lifetime, you need to get into the habit of handwashing them. When you begin to wash your clothes in washing machines on high heat and fast spin cycles, they begin to dull, and the fabrics begin to break down. If you hand wash your clothes, they can last you forever. I have been hand washing my clothes for years and have not had a single item of clothing break down or tear. Hand washing your clothes is a habit that, when picked up, will benefit you for a lifetime.
If you want your clothes to last you a lifetime, you need to keep moths away. You can set clothes moth traps up around your home to catch any that do come in. It is very hard to prevent clothes moths from getting into your home, but if you do begin to notice small holes in your clothes, then this is indicative that moths have gotten into your home. Treating the moth problem requires fast action. You might want to consult a pest removal specialist. Moths can destroy all of your clothes.
Buy Good Quality
Your clothes simply will not last you a long time if they are not made from good quality fabrics and materials. You need to buy clothes that are made from sustainable and good quality fabrics, otherwise, they will fall apart. While good quality clothes do tend to be more expensive, you save money in the long run by not having to buy new clothes. Buying good quality clothes is a habit you should get into. Search far and wide for clothes that are of good quality and that will not instantly fall apart.
Looking after your clothes is a habit you should get into. It can save you money and a lot of time. The suggestions here should be a great way for you to look after your clothes, so give them some thought.