Taking care of your clothes goes through several stages. Choosing good quality clothes, being vigilant about the washing machine and storing them properly in your dressing room are essential steps if you want to preserve the beauty and the appearance of your favourite clothes.
Choosing the right clothes
In order to keep your clothes looking good for longer, no miracle, you have to choose them well first. A beautiful material and a good apparent quality are assets to make your clothes last in time. Make sure that the finishes are beautiful (avoid seams that are not straight or buttons and details that don’t look well finished), also avoid materials that are too thin that will deteriorate more quickly. Beware that good quality does not always mean expensive or overpriced! You will be able to pay a very expensive garment and only pay for the brand or on the contrary buy a garment at the right price for a high quality. Be careful not to confuse brand and good quality, it is unfortunately not always the case.
You will have understood it, to take care of your clothes is first of all to buy them well.
Taking good care of them
Once the garment has been tried on and bought, it’s time to think about going through the machine. And that’s where it sometimes gets complicated. Very beautiful on a hanger, we can sometimes be disappointed with the result once the first wash is done. Either it wasn’t of good quality and the garment unfortunately paid for it during its first wash, or the washing conditions were not well respected.
Indeed, to take care of your clothes, it is imperative to read the washing labels on your clothes. For example, they tell you the right washing temperature and the recommended type of spin-drying.
To take care of your clothes, I advise you to always wash delicate fabrics at 30° maximum and with a low spin. This way, the clothes are less brittle when washed. Also avoid using an electric dryer for delicate clothes and fine fabrics. They may be damaged and/or shrink.
Store them well
Once the stage of selection and maintenance is over, the last stage remains: storage. Depending on the dressing room you have, you will have to manage the storage in an optimal way. The ideal is to be able to bend most of your clothes to avoid creases but also to avoid crushing them and thus weakening them.
The ideal is to be able to bend fine and delicate materials, dresses, tailored trousers and flowing trousers. Jeans, cotton T-shirts or hard trousers can be folded.
Also be careful not to overload your wardrobe. This will not do your clothes any favours. Make sure the batteries are not too high or too tight. The same goes for clothes on hangers. Make sure that your wardrobe is airy and that the hangers are not too tightly packed together. This will ensure that your clothes are stored neatly.
Finally, to keep your clothes fresh in the wardrobe, think of lavender sachets to put in your dressing room. A must for a fresh scent and to give an air of nature to your day.