If you have invested a good deal of money in clothing for your child, you may become frustrated with the fact that the clothing wears out quicker than you wanted. Many people experience wear and tear to their clothing, and if your child is wearing out clothing quickly, be comforted knowing that you are not the only one experiencing this struggle. However, what most people don't realize is that many times the clothing is wearing out quickly not because the child is hard on their clothes, but because they are not caring for the fabric properly. Here are some things you need to know about washing clothing.
1. Blouses and Tops
One mistakes that people make when washing their clothing is washing it on a cycle that is too harsh for the fabric. In most cases, you don't need to put the item on high speed and high temperature to get it clean. You can even hand wash it and it will rinse out the dirt and sweat from the day. Thus, don't wash your blouses and tops on high agitation cycles. A gentle cycle with the option for hand washing should be sufficient.
Additionally, you should keep the temperature as cold as possible. Wearable fabrics and heat do not mix well. It will cause the fabric to shrink and can damage it, so keep the water on cold, and wash it gently.
2. Don't Dry Jeans
Jeans are a staple in everyone's wardrobe, but many times the jeans aren't properly cared for, so they don't last very long. When you wash your jeans, you should wash them on cold, and keep them inside out. This will help to preserve the color so that the fabric doesn't fade.
Next, don't put your jeans in the dryer. This will make the jeans shrink, so that each time you wear them you have to stretch them out until they fit properly. Instead, take them out of the washer and lay them flat, or on a hanging rack. Although this will take longer, it will protect your jeans.
3. Treat Stains Immediately
Letting a stain dry is the surest way to make sure it sets into the fabric. If you get a stain on your clothing, take it off and get it wet immediately. If it is a milk-based stain, you should soak it in warm water, but most other stains can be treated with cold water. Having a stain remover on hand at all times will be invaluable for your clothing.
By understanding these things about caring for your clothing, you can protect your wardrobe.
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