We all have that lovely clothes that we just can’t get enough of, we’ll want to wear it to dinner party, lunching, red-carpet, wedding, etc. Sadly, most times they tend to fade off quicker than expected. Not to worry, we’ll give you some tips on how to make Your favorite clothes last longer than you can imagine, which means you’ll have more years to enjoy your favorite clothes.
The first thing you’ll have to put into consideration is this; how genuine and durable is the clothe? Durable clothes requires little care.
Every clothe you buy has a label in it, on that label has details on how you should handle or take care of your clothe. So before you start using it, make sure to read the label, it’ll tell you how to wash it, dry it, and iron it as well.
Don’t wash it frequently. Yes, don’t wash it frequently, Try to wash your clothes as less frequently as possible, I’m not saying that you should wear dirty clothes, of course not, but the more you wash them, the more they lose their quality. To avoid washing it frequently, you need to keep your body clean and sweat free, and after use, keep it far from the reach of dust, and don’t wear them in dusty season or environment.
Avoid soaking your clothes. When you want to wash your clothes, mostly the coloured ones, avoid soaking it in detergent water for too long. If possible, wash them almost immediately. For me, I prefer using soap to wash my coloured clothes in place of detergent.
Fold clothes along the seams, to avoid unwanted creases and to maintain the shape of the item.
Let everything air out. The elastic needs to relax. In general, no matter what you do, elastic has a shelf life, but the better you take care of them the longer they will last.
Learn to make repairs on your clothes.
Learning to complete basic repairs on your clothing — such as replacing a loose thread or a missing button — can make them last longer and save you a tonne of money.
Avoid Drying your coloured clothes under direct sunlight. Sunlight contains ultraviolet (UV) radiation and it is this that causes colours to fade. In summer there is obviously a lot more UV radiation than any other season. Further, since the days are longer in summer, you are likely to have clothes fade more in summer than other seasons.
It is not just clothes hanging on the line to dry that fade. While you are out in the sun, the clothes you are wearing are being exposed to UV radiation and consequently are quietly fading.You should dry then in the open, shielded from the sun, with access to air. To avoid fowl smell, make sure it dries before folding or hanging it in your wardrobe.
Avoid ironing. That’s a difficult thing to do, most especially when the clothe requires ironing. If you must iron it, use the recommended heat, don’t put your pressing iron at the highest. In the label, the required heat for the clothe is stated. I will be writing another article, explaining how to fully understand and follow the instructions on the label of your clothe.
I hope these few tips was helpful to you. Share with others too, they’ll be grateful to you someday.