How to Extend the Life of Your Clothing

There are more important things in life than clothing, but let’s be honest, having a killer outfit does seem like a pretty big deal! And as such, it can be pretty sad when one of our favorite items comes to the end of its life. And that’s especially true if there’s no way to buy an identical replacement for the item. While nothing lasts forever, there are things you can do that’ll prolong the demise of your clothes. In this blog, we’ll take a look at some of the best ways to ensure you get to enjoy your best outfits for as long as possible.

How to Extend the Life of Your Clothing

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Know What You’re Buying

You might see an item that looks great at the store. But you shouldn’t necessarily buy it. If you buy the wrong item, then you’ll only be setting yourself up for heartbreak! Why? Because some clothing items have a very short shelf-life. If they’re cheaply made, then you’ll likely only get a few months’ worth of wear before it begins to fall apart. On the other hand, if the item is quality, then you’ll get to enjoy the look for a long time. Don’t be drawn to buying the cheapest items all the time — paying a little more can give you something that doesn’t only last longer but also looks better. 

Read the Instructions

You’ll need to clean your favorite clothing items at some point. But it’s worth remembering that cleaning your items in an incorrect way can cause damage to the item, even after just one wash. So how do you prevent your washing machine from harming your clothes? It’s simple: read the instructions. The label will feature all the key information you need for washing your clothes, including the correct temperature for washing and whether it can go in the dryer or not. If you have any doubts, then you can always take the item to a professional cleaning service. 

Special Care

A little bit of ongoing maintenance can go a long way. If you have an item that you really, really want to keep in pristine condition, then there’ll probably be an item that can help you to do just that. For your handbags, coats, and shoes, you can use a leather cleaner to keep scuffs and marks at bay. There are also special solutions for suede items and also special wool-friendly products for your wool goods. 

Don’t Overwear It

We know, we know: you love your clothing item so much that you want to wear it at every opportunity. However., it’s probably best that you don’t. For one thing, if people see you wearing the same item all the time, then it’ll begin to lose some of its impacts. Second, the more frequently you wear it, the faster it’ll wear out. Try to keep your best garments for those occasions when you really want to make a splash. Plus, limiting wearing one item just gives you the perfect excuse to hit the stores and buy other quality clothing.

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Jess Benoit

Jess is a homeschooling mama of 3, wife, gamer, Whovian, Nerd

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