To ensure that you can get the most out of your wardrobe, knowing how to properly care for those items is crucial. Some clothing can last a lifetime! Some don’t need to be washed as often as others, so becoming familiar with simple guidelines can help you to maintain your closet better. This is a quick general guide to start out. Types of fabric may need more or less care. Always check clothing labels for the best care guide.
After each wear:
•Swimwear-rinse out after each wear to avoid pungent chlorine and sweat and dirt stains.
•White clothing-wash with bleach, if garment tag suggests & lemon juice after each wear
Between 2-3 wears:
•Denim, 3-10 wears, or if stained and smelly
•Dress pants & skirts
•Sweaters, can be spot treated
•Dresses, as worn and possibly dry clean
Seasonally (1-3 months):
•Leather & suede
•Winter coats & jackets
•Hats, gloves and scarves, although I will wash gloves regularly throughout the season since they touch lots of surfaces aka are germ magnets.
Plus, a fun fact from Greenpeace:
By doubling the lifespan of your clothing from one to two years can reduce emissions by 24%. Better clothing choices are good for you and the environment!
I hope you enjoyed reading this post and found it helpful. Please feel free to share any of your clothing care tips in comments.