Fashion

How to take care of your clothing

December 10, 2018
How to look after your clothes

Buying new clothes is exciting and fun. You have the opportunity to try new styles that you’ve always wanted to try. Or you could add to your already stylish and beautiful wardrobe. However, having to buy new clothes regularly can become quite expensive. Nevermind that you can’t always find exactly what you’re looking for.

The problem is when you can’t seem to keep your clothes in good enough condition to last for a decent period of time. This happens to many people as a result of not taking proper care of their clothing. It’s not something you think about as you put your clothing in your automatic washing machine and forget about the load as you go about your day.

So, if you’re finding that you’re struggling to keep your favourite clothes in good condition, here are a few top tips on how to take proper care of your clothing.

Wash your clothes at home

Sure, taking your laundry to a laundromat may seem like the most convenient thing to do. Many people even think it’s better to take their clothes to professionals for cleaning. But this is often not the case. A laundromat deals with a large number of laundry loads every day. This means that they likely don’t have time to read the labels on your clothing. Everything goes in one wash and all your clothing is treated the same.

When you wash your clothing at home in your twin tub washing machine, you know exactly what products you’re using, how long you’re washing your clothes and whether you’re using a warm or cold wash. Knowing exactly how you treat your clothes is the first step to taking care of clothes in the best way possible.

Pack your seasonal clothing away

You know that blue sweater you love so much but is far too warm to wear during the summer months? Or that beautiful coat you saved up for ages to buy? Pack these away when the season has officially changed. Don’t fool yourself into believing that you’ll need your summer dresses in the dead of winter. That’s just not how it works. Instead, make sure these clothes are stored neatly and away from the clothes you plan to use every day during the current season. This way, you will have more cupboard space and your clothes will be kept in good condition.

The most important thing to do before you pack away your seasonal clothing is to wash and dry it. So, whether you have a front load washing machine or a top load washing machine, make sure that you use it to thoroughly clean all your clothes a day before you pack them away. This will ensure that they are ready for you to wear when the seasons inevitably change.

Invest in a quality washing machine

You will have noticed that all the advice we have offered so far has to do with cleaning your clothes. This is because the process of cleaning your clothing can actually harm the garments if you aren’t careful. This is why you should invest in a water-saving and energy-efficient washing machine. Whether you prefer to use a front loader or top loader washing machine, you need to make sure that you spend some time choosing the right one for you. Perhaps you like the style of the Samsung 14kg twin tub or maybe the Defy 13kg suits your home a little better. If you’re looking for something smaller, you could try the Defy 8kg model. You could choose an automatic washing machine or a semi-automatic washing machine online in South Africa and trust that you will have exactly what you need, delivered to your door.

Make sure your clothes are always properly dried

This cannot be stressed enough, you need to ensure that your clothing is dry before you fold and neatly deposit it in your closet. Whether you hang your clothes to dry or use a tumble dryer, feel your clothing items carefully before taking them out of the machine or off of the washing line. If your clothes are damp when you pack them away, they could develop a mouldy smell as well lose their shape.

At the end of the day, not caring for your clothes is like using Internet Explorer, you’re unlikely to get the results that you’re looking for. And the results you want are to be able to have a closet filled with clothing that you don’t have to replace every few months. So, invest in a quality washing machine, make sure your clothing is properly dry before you pack it away and do your own laundry.

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