Quick Clothing Care Guide

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.

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After each wear:

•Hosiery-hand wash

•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

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•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.


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