5 Tips to Better Care for Your Wardrobe

Thursday, October 29, 2015

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Every fashionista out there understands how important it is to make their wardrobe last as long as possible.  We all have pieces that we just absolutely adore and will wear until the threads litterally come apart.  Many of those pieces may have cost us a pretty penny so why not take extra good care of them?    Here are 5 tips to help you save money by getting the most of your wardrobe.

|1| Hang, Don't Fold
With the exception of T-shirts and tank tops I hang all of my clothing on velvet hangers.   This allows them to rest nicely without getting stretched out and without being bunched up and wrinkled in a drawer.   If you do have to fold some of your shirts make sure you do it in the neatest way possible.  Check out how I fold mine with the KonMari Method.   It's also easier to see what you have when everything is hanging straight in front of you and it helps when you are trying to put outfit pieces together because you can hold two items up against each other.

|2| Wash Only When Needed
It may be tempting to stay in the habit of taking your clothes off at the end of the day and tossing them in the hamper but not everything needs washed every time you wear it.  I usually let my jeans go for 5 wears at least.   And my shirts usually go for 2-3 wears. Of course if you do get super sweaty or dirty in a specific outfit it's okay to wash it.

|3| Use Quality Detergent
When it comes to washing your clothes make sure you use a quality detergent.  I use Persil ProClean Power-Liquid 2-in 1 from Walmart. It does a great job with my whites and my colors!  It's great for all washing machine types including high efficiency washers and it has this Pro-Life Technology thing that really gets the stains out!  It's one of the most powerful stain-fighting Persil detergents available. 

|4| Hang to Dry
Always hang your clothing when you can.  Drying it in the actual dryer can wear it out quickly and even make certain items shrink.   I hang pretty much everything except underwear, socks, and baggy sweatpants.   Hey look at it this way - you can save money on your electricity bill too.   Just make sure you give your clothing time to dry before you put it away again.  

|5| Be Mindful
When you are out and about be mindful of what you are wearing. Avoid getting snags by staying away from sharp edges or rolling up your sleeves when you can.  If you know it's going to be a messy dirty day for you wear something you don't mind getting dirty. I can't stand when I wear something white to dinner and I get a stain on it, or when I wear an open knit sweater when I'm running errands and it gets snagged on the corner of my shopping cart.

How long do you make your favorite pieces last?

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  1. i am definitely wanting to switch to that folding method. i listened to the audiobook and am slowly using the practices. thank you for your kind words on insta!!

  2. I do a lot of these tips


  3. When we move (which is happening soon) I need to use the method of folding. I saw your posts about it and think I could totally benefit from them. Great tips girl!

    XO Chelsea http://www.shesaidhesaidfashion.com

    1. OMG girl it's amazing. you should read the konmari book. itll change your life.

  4. Yes, minimizing washes really, really helps. We don't have a dryer, so that removes any temptation to take the easy way out and throw things in the dryer. I also handwash most of my dresses, anything that's a little delicate, because even washing machines can be rough on clothing.

    1. Yea handwashing is a really good idea actually. Thanks for stopping by Rachel!


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