Simple tricks to keep your clothes and shoes in perfect condition
Clothes are an inseparable part of our life, office wear, casual wear, gym wear, party wear and the list goes on. Wearing certain clothes for specific occasions has made our clothing choices very comprehensive, and our wardrobes are brimming with clothes. The same can be said for shoes. Here are a few tips to help you prolong the lives of your clothes and keep them fresh.
- Pay attention to the laundering
That tag on the neck or down the side seam of your shirt gives laundering instructions, which are designed to ensure that the garment stays in great shape. If hand-washing is not possible, try buying clothes that do not need special care and are sturdier in nature.
- Ensure completion of repairs
Basic repairs on your clothing such as replacing a loose thread or replacing a missing button will ensure the longevity of your clothes and can also save you a lot of money.
- Iron with care
While ironing, there’s a good chance that you may end up burning or yellowing the fabric if you’re not doing it properly. Too much heat on delicate fabrics can completely ruin them, so it is essential to make sure that you always use the right heat level for the type of fabric you’re ironing.
- Practice good storage habits
Be it a walk-in closet or a couple of shelves, the method of storing your clothes can make them last for years or, alternatively, leave them looking deformed and damaged in just a few months. Folding Heavy Sweaters on a Shelf, Buttoning Buttons and Zipping Zippers, investing in Better Hangers, Cool, dry and airy storage spaces can help.
- Quality over everything
Quality is the most important prerequisite for buying clothes. Never compromise on the quality of clothes that you buy if you want them to last longer. Vero Moda offers a variety of choices in this regard also ensuring good quality. Jack and Jones is another good alternative.
These were the preventive measures for clothes, now let’s take a look at how to make your shoes last longer:
Drying your shoes is a prerequisite as it ensures that you don’t get stinky feet, as well as the shoes, remains fungus-free. Drying insides, as well as the outside of the shoes, is mandatory.
Brushing off mud and dirt from the shoes before keeping them for storage is a must
The shoe storage space must be clean and dry at all times or else it can be a breeding ground for fungus, and a stench will be passed on to all your shoes
- Fungus Treatment
Scrubbing the shoe with a toothbrush dipped in soap solution is an option for fungus treatment as it can reach the nook and corners of your shoes and remove all the fungus. Drying in sunlight is the best and most natural alternative.
- Shape maintenance
A good quality shoe tree ensures moisture less and odourless shoes. The alternative for a shoe tree can be stuffing your shoes with newspapers or tissue papers.
Now you can store your clothes and shoes for as long as possible!