With the vast amount of clothes you have stored in your wardrobe, do you know how to care for each one of them? It’s also not such a good idea to just dump everything in the washing machine and be done with it if that’s what you do…
Your range of different clothes such as dresses, formal wear, t shirts or underwear all have different ways to be washed and care for. Here are a few things to take note of when doing a full laundry day!
Boxers, briefs or socks should be washed after each wear (unless if you like living like a savage) with cold water which is relatively straightforward. However if you’re washing bras you don’t have to wash it as frequently as your knickers as they can last up to 3 to 4 wears. A tip; stack them up horizontally after the wash and don’t fold them so that they keep their contour!
The average T shirt
The T shirt is perhaps the easiest to care for but also the fastest to fade and break down. Love your T shirt? Wash them with non-fading detergent to maintain their colour and set the washing machine at low temperature. A tip; try not to fold your T shirts, instead hang them up with a hanger after a wash. This helps to decrease creases and keeps them looking sharp!
Denim jeans are super popular and have never really went out of style since it was invented in the late 1800s. Denim being a strong material can withstand wear and tear extremely well so you don’t have to wash them all the time. If you’re unsure on when to wash them here’s a tip; take a whiff and if they start to smell just a bit funny then it’s time for a wash. Honestly jeans don’t need too much care to look good as they are already so resilient to wear and tear, however just remember to turn them inside out when washing and don’t wash it too often or the colour fading will occur.
Dress shirts are more expensive and difficult to care for compared to T shirts but they look good and can last longer. If you have time on your hands, dress shirts should be hand washed as they are delicate. Throwing them in the washing machine is fine but it will more likely fade faster and get damaged easily. Pre-treating your dress shirts with a stain remover before hand washing can help with stains instead of just soaking it with detergent water. Dress shirts should also be put on a hanger but if you lack the space, bussinessinsider.com shows how you can fold it.
Hoodies are pretty similar to jeans; they are resilient to damage and can last long without a lot of washing. Your hoodie should also be turned inside out when put in the washing machine. Set the controls to wash in “gentle” or “delicate” and at a low temperature to prevent fibre damage. Tossing the jacket in the dryer is not recommended, instead air dry them to help prevent damage as the dryer can be a bit harsh to not only hoodies but to a lot of other clothes.
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