Your wardrobe must be a careful collection of clothes that you have invested into after some real hard work. The life of those shirts can be extended if you take better care of them. Clothes can surely last you for a long time as they are crafted out of fine fabrics and touched with long lasting colors. However, there are a few steps you need to take on your end, to last your bundle of attires and save more money.
- Getting the most wear out of any dress shirt begins with buying the right quality of fabric.
- Post that you need to practice careful washing and ironing practices that would help your outfits last longer. You might want to give them away at the dry cleaner’s where they take expert care of your outfits. Although that would burn a hole in your pocket and taking better care of your clothes is easy, domestic and affordable.
- Start with reading the label. At any store you would find the fabric details of every outfit and a specific care tip is mentioned. Do follow them from time to time. There is one common mistake that people make. When a tag reads, “Dry Clean,” it indicates that dry cleaning is not the only method but one of the methods you can follow to keep the color and fabric smoothness intact. “Dry Clean Only” is specified wherever it is necessary.
- Read all the other drying and washing instructions that are prescribed on the attire before you begin that round of dry cleaning.
- Adapt gentle washing techniques for washable clothes, especially your work wear shirts. Make sure that you invest in a good fabric conditioner and a delicate laundry detergent. That would minimize all the wear and tear and all the clothes would last as long as you want them to.
- Prefer cold water when you are giving your clothes a gentle cycle in the machine. That is easy on the fabric and effective too. Shirts that are line dried are free of bacteria, sogginess and bright. However in case of dark clothes prefer indoor drying to keep their color intact.
- Do not tumble dry when the tag asks you not to. If you can tumble dry then make sure that you are maintaining a proper temperature. Avoiding really hot temperatures is always the best for your clothes.
- Knowing how to iron properly is also an important aspect. Set your iron according to the instructions prescribed on the attire’s care label.
Make sure that you have given extra attention to the collar and sleeves of your shirt and iron them with great care. Keep the iron moving at all times to avoid the scorching of the fabric