Don’t you hate it when your favorite clothes become faded or torn? Not only does it mean losing your favorite pieces of clothing, but it also means having to spend more money to replace it.
Thankfully, you can make your clothes last longer. Whether you wash your clothes less often or add salt to the wash, there are tricks to making your clothes last longer.
Wash Less Often
First things first. If your clothes aren’t dirty and don’t stink, hang them back in your closet. You don’t have to wash your clothes every time you wear them. Just let them air out and they’re ready to go again. This will help prevent clothes from fading and wearing out.
Follow the Care Instructions
You always want to follow the care instructions on clothing labels. These instructions are there for a reason. These are the best instructions for caring for your clothing. If you haven’t been following these instructions, chances are your clothes are wearing out a lot faster. This is especially true if the instructions say to hand wash only.
Line Dry Some Pieces
Some pieces aren’t meant to go in the dryer. Hang a small piece of clothesline in your laundry room or purchase a drying rack. This will help those pieces last so much longer. We hang clothes from the door frame in our bathroom to dry.
Zip Up Those Zippers
Zippers can easily tear apart soft fabrics. To help prevent this from happening, zip up any zippers before tossing them in the wash. This helps ensure clothing won’t get caught in the zippers.
Turn Clothing Inside Out
Tired of your clothing fading, turn pieces inside out. This is an excellent tip for keeping jeans from fading but works with a number of other pieces as well. If in doubt, turn it inside out.
Add Salt to the Wash
Another way to prevent clothing from fading is to add a pinch of salt to your load. Not only can this prevent clothing from fading, but it can also help bring the color back to your bright colored clothes.
Get Brighter Whites with Vinegar
Last, but not least, if you hate using bleach, use vinegar to get your whites brighter. The smell can be strong, but it’s a safe-alternative to bleach.
If you’re tired of your clothes fading and becoming worn out, try these tips. They’re easy to follow and can help prevent damage to your clothing. This can save you so much money, especially if you have a large family.