Taking care of your clothes goes through several stages. Choosing them of good quality, being careful when going through the washing machine and storing them appropriately in your dressing room are essential steps if you want to preserve the beauty and the outfit of your favorite clothes.
1. Choose them well
So that your clothes stay beautiful longer, no miracle, you will first have to choose them well. A beautiful material and a good apparent quality are assets to make your clothes last over time. Make sure that the finishes are beautiful (avoid seams that are not straight or buttons and details that do not look well finished), also avoid materials that are too thin which will be damaged more quickly. Please note that good quality does not always mean expensive or overpriced! You can pay for a very expensive garment and only pay for the brand or, on the contrary, buy a garment at a fair price for high-end quality. So be careful not to confuse brand and good quality, this is unfortunately not always the case.
As you will have understood, taking care of your clothes therefore starts with buying them well.
2. Take good care of them
Once the garment has been tried on and purchased, it’s time to think about machine washing. And that’s sometimes where it gets complicated. Very nice on the hanger, we can sometimes be disappointed with the rendering once the first wash has been carried out. Either it was not of good quality and the garment unfortunately paid the price during its first wash, or the washing conditions were not well respected.To take care of your clothes, I advise you to always wash delicate materials at a maximum of 30° and with a low spin. The clothes are thus less weakened by the wash. Also avoid the electric dryer for your delicate clothes and for fine materials. They may come out damaged and/or shrunken.
To dry them optimally , I advise you to dry your clothes on a hanger. They won’t wear the ugly marks of clothespins and will deform less by doing so. This will also allow you to avoid ironing for certain garments.
Taking care of your clothes, therefore, also involves ironing. Be sure to follow the advice on the washing labels as well. Choose a lower temperature whenever possible. This will avoid ugly marks on more delicate materials. For these materials, you can also use the towel technique placed on the garment before ironing it for optimal and risk-free ironing.
3. Store them well
Once the stage of choice and maintenance has passed, remains the last stage: storage. Depending on the dressing room you have, you will need to manage the storage in an optimal way. The ideal is to be able to bend most of your clothes in order to avoid creases but also to avoid crushing them and therefore 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 stiff pants can be folded.
Also be careful not to overload your wardrobes. It won’t do your clothes any favors. Be sure to make the stacks neither too high nor too tight. The same goes for what is on hangers. Make sure that your closet is airy and that the hangers are not too tight between them. Your clothes will be stored with care.