Your clothing is an investment, especially when you have items that can potentially last for decades. You want to do everything you can to get the most out of your investment. The best way to do with is to take proper care of all of your clothing. That being said… do you know proper care tips for all of your clothing? From Denver leather repair and dos and don’ts, to clothing care tips and proper ways to store clothes, learn how to get the most on your investments.
Leather Dos and Don’ts
When it comes to leather, the biggest thing you can do to ruin it is to submerge it in water, or expose it to large amounts of water. If it does get wet, simply pat it dry. Never put leather jackets or clothing in a dryer as it can quickly ruin the material. In fact, when it comes to cleaning, you don’t need to clean them that often. Perhaps a few times a season. Work with a local cleaning service that can handle it for you, or be very cautious to only follow the directions listed on the label. You can use leather moisturizing products to help keep your leather’s new look, but be careful to not over-use anything. For more tips, read Good Housekeeping’s How to Care for Your Leather Clothing
Clothing Care Tips
For other clothing, it is important to give it the proper care that’s stated on the label. Deviating can lead to reduced quality of clothes, or in some cases, can even ruin them. When washing and drying, cotton is a great fabric that can be dried on a warm temperature. You will want to make sure to get the perfect timing amount though as extending the time with cotton items can lead to shrinking of clothes. For polyesters and silks, those typically clean better on cooler washes and in many cases, air drying. Air drying takes much longer, but in the long run, can save your clothing. You can hang it indoors or outdoors. Wool is a fabric that must be treated with much care. Typically, these are best through a cleaning service or done via hand wash and air dry.
Proper Ways to Store Clothes
During off seasons, you may not have enough room in your closet and need to store clothing. This is a great way to free up space. When storing clothes, make sure the space they are in is a breathable space. Why? Many fabrics, including leather, do not hold up well in humid environments. If your area is prone to moths, you can invest in mothballs and other solutions to help curb this problem. Also, when hanging, make sure you have quality hangers that will not ruin the quality of your clothing.
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