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Fall seems to be everyone’s favorite season…and for good reason! One of the best things about fall is a changing wardrobe – but you have to make sure your clothes are well taken care of! Here are some tips for keeping your fall and winter clothes in tip top shape so you can always look and feel your best.
1. Don’t overwash – Not everything you wear has to be washed with every wear. Things like jeans and sweaters and jackets you layer can go a few wears in between washes, as long as you didn’t spill anything on them. Of course, you’ll want to make sure they’re not smelly either 🙂
2. Protect your fabrics with Scotchgard™ Fabric & Upholstery Protector – You want to make sure your clothing is protected! I love using this Scotchgard™ Fabric Protector on my coats to help protect against inevitable stains (curse you, hot chocolate!) and make the spills easier to remove once I wash them. Plus it doesn’t affect how the fabric looks or feels – win win situation! I also use it on my favorite sneakers that are particularly prone to staining because crunching all those fall leaves always leaves me with dirty sneakers! You can use Scotchgard™ Fabric Protector on cotton, polyester, silk, wool, acrylic, nylon, and most other washable fabrics. Even if you’ve used it before, don’t forget to reapply after each cleaning or annually to ensure you’re getting the best protection possible.
3. Check the weather before you go out – If it’s going to rain, don’t wear your fur coat! Seriously, check the weather. You’ll be more comfortable (duh) and you’ll be able to leave your less “rain proof” items at home when there’s inclement weather.
4. Buy quality hangers – I can’t tell you how many tops I’ve ruined by hanging them on wire hangers. I finally threw out all my wire hangers and bought some nicer hangers to replace them and my clothes have been thanking me ever since.
5. Fold your sweaters – Sigh, another lesson I learned the hard way. I ruined several sweaters by hanging them – even with nice hangers, the shoulders can stretch out and totally ruin how a sweater looks. You’re much better off folding them, I promise.
6. Read your labels carefully – If an article of clothing is dry clean only….dry clean it. I know that’s not what you want to hear, but if you spent your hard earned money on clothes, you don’t want to ruin them by being lazy! The only time I break this rule is if it’s something I thrifted that I wouldn’t be heartbroken to lose – sometimes laziness prevails in those situations!