Laundry tips to help you love your clothes

Laundry tips to help you love your clothes

Simple tips to make caring for clothes simpler.

  • Before purchasing a garment – I always read the care label and I try to avoid items that need to be dry cleaned.  I also look to see how good the quality/density of weave of a fabric or knit is and how well it is made.  If I don’t think it’s going to wear well, I don’t buy it!
  • Keep a small selection of needles and threads handy when dealing with laundry – then if you spot a small hole you can give it a quick stitch.
  • Only wash a garment when you really have to – the more you wash, the faster it will fade/stretch/shrink.  Quite often with items such as woollies or coats, they can be aired and/or spot-cleaned instead.
  • Some garments that say ‘dry clean only’ are in fact ok to wash carefully by hand and dry flat. Try a patch test in an inconspicuous area first. This saves using lots of chemicals and saves a lot of money too!
  • Give items such as towels an extra spin when they have finished washing – this gets rid of a lot of excess moisture and makes them quicker to dry.
  • Don’t tumble dry clothes – it wears them out quickly and costs a lot more than letting them air dry.

Love Your Clothes is delighted to be supported by Ariel for our Know Your Care Labels #InsideOut challenge.