Tips to Keep Your Clothes Looking Brand New

Shelley Wenger
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Nothing is worse than spending a lot of money on clothing, only to have it look faded and old after wearing it a few times. You want your clothing to look as good as possible for as long as you can in order to make it worth it.

Here are some tips to keep your clothes looking brand new for a long time.

Wash each piece with cold water. Hot water wears out your clothes, so you should wash almost everything in cold water. You should save hot water for items that are really dirty, such as baseball uniforms and other heavily soiled items.

It also helps to wash everything inside out. Delicate items should always be washed inside out to protect the embellishments on the outside of the garment. However, this can even help T-shirts with screen printing can become damaged in the washer.

Avoid the dryer whenever possible. The best way to dry your clothes is to let them air dry. Unfortunately, dryers can cause items to shrink and fade. It even weakens the fibers in the material, so it won’t last as long. If you can’t put your clothes on a line outside, you can always hang them around your home or apartment on clothes hangers.

Never put your clothing away when it isn’t dry. Before you put your clothes in your drawers or the closet, it is important to make sure that they are dry. If they are not, you are going to be dealing with mildew.

If you want your clothes to last a long time, it is important that you wash them in cold water. It helps to wash them inside out, especially if they have something on them. Even a T-shirt with a design can become ruined in the wash. You also want to avoid the dryer. It will shrink your clothes and can damage the fibers.


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Shelley is a small town farm mom of two boys. She is a veterinary technician, so she is proud to write about all kinds of animals and their care. She also loves to write about writing, running a business, working from home, and much more.

Glenville, PA

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