Posted on March 30 2016
You can successfully admit you’ve entered adulthood once you’ve actually started to care about maintaining the longevity of your belongings. Because when you were a teenager, chances are you were pretty careless— constantly loosing your belongings or damaging them without a care.
But once you start working and start to make money, you’ll start to want to buy nicer things, and in turn, you’ll feel obligated to look after those items. But constantly going to the dry cleaners can become an expensive chore, so we’ve rounded up some simple life hacks that will help keep your clothes looking their best.
So if you’re looking for ways to keep your clothes looking fresh for as long as possible, look no further: here are seven super manageable tips for keeping clothes looking new.
Always Read Labels
This tip always sounds so obvious, but it’s seriously one of the easiest things to forget to do. Simply by reading what temperature to wash your clothes at, or if you should avoid putting something into the dryer can really save you a lot of grief.
Only Use The Iron When You Need To
So many people believe that every item can be ironed, but certain materials will last longer if you keep them away from direct heat. This goes hand-in-hand with reading labels, but just make sure your ironing clothes that are supposed to be ironed.
Avoid Over Washing
We get that you might think you should always wash your clothes after wearing them, but unless you haven’t spilled on something, certain items don’t need to be washed as frequently as your socks and underwear. Just remember, to read the labels, avoid the dryer if you can as the high temperature can damage clothes, and lay certain clothes flat to dry.
Use a Washer Bag
A smart tip for washing your delicates is to use a washer bag. This will ensure that everything stays separate. Not to mention it will keep your awesome socks together, so you never have to worry about randomly loosing your favourite pair of socks to the dryer monster again.
Carry a Stain Repellent
Finally, the Yo Sox team suggests having a Tide-to-Go instant stain remover pen with you at all times, because the earlier you can catch a stain, the greater chance you’ll have at removing it. You can thank us later!