View Full Version : Clothes Maintainence (Share your tried&true)
08-15-2004, 01:46 AM
I just went shopping today :clap: Spent about $250.00 :ahwell: I got a lot of nice pieces that I want to last. Can any of you share some tips on clothes maintainence -- from dresses to sneakers.
08-15-2004, 11:34 AM
I think that it depends on the quality of the material. But what helps in maintaining clothes is following the directions, using gentle detergents, or dry cleaning clothes. I would also like to add that line drying help clothes last longer. I hope this helps.
08-15-2004, 01:39 PM
In agreement with CW, also, when purchasing shoes, esp leather and suede, always buy the protectant they hepl in the long run, b/c water can do some damage, I had these really cute coach leather (baby pink) loafer flats, and this one day I forgot to spray the protectant on, and it rained, that was the last time I wore them, they were damaged BAD., I', also going to post something from Martha Stewart site.
08-15-2004, 11:25 PM
I use woolite and it really seems to help maintain your clothes.
08-16-2004, 03:04 PM
I like this thread! I need the tips! I would add that if you use industrial dryers found in apartment buildings and laudromats, that you line dry your underwear because the intense heat tends to eat up elastic like nobody's business. If there is an item that I really care about, I dry clean it unless the label specifically says not to. I also like Woolite Dark because it helps to keep black jeans and other dark items from fading to grey.
12-01-2011, 09:52 AM
Any more tips?
12-03-2011, 07:00 AM
I use the lingerie bags and put tops and other clothing items that need gentle wash in them in the washer. Other items that can't be washed, take to the cleaners.
12-06-2011, 04:18 PM
Does anybody handwash their cashmere clothing? I have a ton of cashmere sweaters/cardigans and I was having a discussion with a friend of mine who says she washes all of her cashmere on the gentle cycle and lays them flat to dry. That sounded "Yikes" to me because I always take mine to the cleaners. But I have a front loading machine that does not have an agitator, like my friend does, and I have a hand washing cycle and was thinking of trying it. I guess I would wash light colors together as well as dark colors together.
12-06-2011, 04:40 PM
I second line drying. For sensitive fabrics like (satin, silk etc.) I put another fabric on top of the item of clothing and iron on low heat when ironing.
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