When clothing is new, the look and feel of the bright crisp fabric are both lovely to look at and touch. When you own a piece of clothing that you like, and it is new, you generally get excited about owning, and wearing it. After a few months, the allure of the now broken-in garment is not as strong.
This is a challenge everyone faces when buying new clothing, clothing does not stay new, and eventually, we need to replace it. While clothing quality is very important in how your clothing will wash and wear, proper care and maintenance are still very important. When you get new clothing, read the washing and care instructions on the tag. While this may seem obvious, the care tag will have the exact instructions that will make your clothing look great and last.
If an item is stated as “dry clean only” do not put it in the washing machine. Check to make sure that your washing machine settings are set for the proper cloth type for a forever load of laundry. For example, using the heavy-duty setting on light cotton fabric will make the cotton fabric wear out faster. While using a delicate setting for towels will not get them as clean as they can and can put a strain on your machine. Different washing machines have different labels for their settings such as gentle, mind, harsh, normal, delicate, towels, wool, etc. You must know what your clothing is made of so that you can use the appropriate settings in both the washing machine and dryer.
If you frequently use dry cleaners in Richmond, ensure that you are only taking clothing that is dry cleaner friendly. If the instructions on the garment or fabric care look complicated or overwhelming, going to a professional dry cleaner in Richmond is probably the best option. While some people view going to dry cleaners in Richmond or for that matter, anywhere for their laundry regularly as extravagant, or excessive, going to the dry cleaners can save you money. If your clothing is getting worn and torn excessively and often then you will be buying more clothing. It is very bad for the environment. Fabric waste is a huge drain on the environment and your wallet.
When getting around to washing your clothing, make sure that your clothing is inside out before they are put in the washing machine. Sometimes, the spinning action of the achene can impact wear and tear. This tip is good for both washing clothing at home and clothing taken to the dry cleaners. Washing your clothing inside out is also great for clothing that has buttons, zippers, or other attachments that could get snagged on other clothing or the washing machine.
Using cold water to wash your clothing instead of warm water (when possible) is another way to ensure longevity. Hot water is great for clothing that is made of thicker sturdier fabric such as gardening or workwear, and clothing that is very soiled, like camping wear, dirty sheets, and painting smocks.
How you handle and treat your clothing- both while you are wearing them and how you care for and wash them has a lot to do with how long they will last and what their condition will be. It is very important to pay attention to any fabric labels and care instructions, and to use dry-cleaning in Richmond for all of your clothing that requires dry cleaning.