The secret to washing and storing summer clothes
Summer clothing is usually made of light and fragile fabrics. So if they are not washed and cared for properly, you will lose money when buying new clothes.
Here are some tips on how to extend the life of your summer clothes.
Classification of summer clothes.
Let’s start by sorting summer clothes into groups including keep, mend, donate, and throw away.
Sometimes you may find it difficult to decide on a particular item. However, if that element was forgotten last season, will it be remembered next season?
For items you wish to keep for your personal use, inspect each item carefully to ensure it is clean and free of any stubborn stains or stains. All clothes must be washed before being stored in the closet. Many small pimples are insignificant, but very difficult to treat after a few months. Also, stains can attract termites and damage clothing.
Here’s how to wash and care for some popular summer fabrics.
The cotton material is soft, thin and breathable, allowing heat to escape easily and dissipating the sensual feeling. Cotton fabrics wrinkle easily, while poly-cotton blends tend to wrinkle less. This fabric also tends to sweat under the arms and around the neck, especially on light-colored shirts. Therefore, there are a few things to consider after washing and storing cotton fabrics.
Use cold water to prevent fabric from shrinking.
– For white clothing, read the washing instructions carefully to see if you can add bleach.
– Do not set the drying temperature too high to shrink cotton clothes.
– Hang clothes instead of folding them to avoid wrinkles.
Linen is a natural fabric, very breathable and perfect for warmth. Linen is very light, non-woven and is characterized by being very wrinkled. Many people enjoy using a bed that is easily crumpled, but if you want your clothes to stay soft, you can use the following tips to wash them before you put them away.
– You must wash or dry your clothes separately from other clothes.
– When ironing linen clothes, turn them inside out and use a steam iron.
– Bedding can be stored in plastic containers to avoid bed bugs, cockroaches and moisture. Store in a cool, dry place.
– Since the bed will be crumpled when stored in the back of the closet, you can gently rub it with water, smooth the clothes with your hands, and then dry them.
Have you ever pulled a swimsuit from your closet and found it missing or faded? Chlorinated water, sunlight, sweat, and sunscreen can cloud and warp materials. Wash and care for your swimsuit with these tips to extend its life:
– Avoid using bleach or detergents containing bleach.
– Prefer hand washing to machine washing (especially women’s clothing with foam padding). If you want to use the washing machine, please put the swimsuit in a mesh bag to protect it.
– Dry naturally, avoid putting it in the dryer to damage the shape.
– Make sure the swimsuit is completely dry, store it in a plastic container or drawer to avoid drooling from wet clothes.
Storage of summer clothes
Choose a sturdy hanger that won’t rust or affect the quality of the fabric. Here are the best hanger tips for different types of clothes, regardless of the season:
– Hang items that need to keep their shape, such as B. coats, to the profile hooks so that they do not bend.
– Skirts and trousers hang at the waist to prevent wrinkles.
– Hang thin and soft clothes on the bottom hooks or non-slip hooks.
hanging cloth bag
This is a better option than plastic bags to keep moisture out. It is important to wash clothes before hanging to remove dirt and lemon spores. Reusing a 100% cotton sheet or pillowcase is also a creative option. Just cut out a small hole to easily thread the hanger through.
Cardboard and plastic containers
The best way to organize your summer clothes is to pack them without having to fold them to avoid creases and the added hassle of ironing your clothes again. Especially summer knitwear keeps its shape better when folded and hung on a rack.
Using cardboard or boxes to store clothes will help you save space in your closet. Of course, the boxes you get from the grocery store aren’t safe for clothes. They are made from wood pulp, which can be acidic and stained. Also, the glue used to join these boxes can attract insects.
Plastic clothes storage boxes are usually made from high quality and safe CPP plastic. Before use, you can clean the inside of the keg with a disinfectant. Line the box with 100% cotton paper or acid-free tissue paper to prevent clothes rubbing directly against the bottom of the box.
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