Ten tips that will help extend your clothes life

12 March 2015
Looking after the clothes in my wardrobe is not only a sustainable practice but super easy. I take so much more care of my clothes now and endeavour to make them last for a long time. I have a couple tricks that have helped me stretch my clothes life and save me money too.Ten tips that will help extend your clothes life
  1. Musty odours can linger on second hand clothing. Remove the smell by spraying a mixture of one part vodka, two parts water then wash as usual. 
  2. Never wash your bikini/swimsuit in the washing machine. Wash by hand in cold water and let air dry laying flat. This will help keep the elasticity and stop from sagging.
  3. Try not to rub anything spilt onto clothes. Rubbing will run the stain into the material. Instead blot or dab.
  4. Want to keep your jeans dark? Try adding 1/2 a cup of distilled white vinegar to the final rinse cycle.
  5. Liven up an old coat or cardigan by replacing the buttons. 
  6. Being caught in the rain with your leather boots or handbag might result in watermarks. Fill a bowl with cold water and add a couple drops of white wine vinegar. Mix the two and apply to the stains, scrubbing with a gentle brush until stains are removed then allow to dry. 
  7. My runners can smell a little off after a couple weeks of use. I put two tablespoons of bicarb soda into each of my shoes. I let it sit overnight to help get rid of any smells and moisture. 
  8. Treat a red wine stain with white wine. 
  9. Invest in a clothes brush to remove pils. 
  10. Keep shoes lined up against one another and not sitting on top in a pile. This will stop scuffs, marks and dirt being transferred onto your shoe and help them keep shape.
Do you have anymore tips? What is the oldest item of clothing you have and still wear?
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