How To Care For Your Winter Wardrobe
01 Jun 2017
Whether it's the rain, wind, hail or shine, winter can take the life out of your clothing. Here, 7 simple ways to care for your wardrobe this cold season.
1. EMPTY YOUR POCKETS.
Sure it seems simple enough, but how many times have we removed laundry from the washing machine only to find frayed pieces of tissue paper everywhere? When the struggle is real and your clothing looks somewhat dandruff-infested, note to self: must empty pockets before washing.
2. USE A SUEDE BRUSH.
Since a winter wardrobe typically consists of heavy coats, thick sweaters and various woollen accessories, it's no secret that these often consume the most space. When you don't have a spacious wardrobe, your clothes aren't able to breathe properly - making them more prone to collect dirt. So after you wear a winter garment, simply use a suede brush or a lint remover to clean your clothing before placing these back into your closet. These fabric care items eradicate fluff, lint and dust.
3. COLD HAND WASH.
Though sweaters are a winter favourite, looking after them can be a real hassle. Cashmere in particular, along with certain velvets, must be hand washed in cold water to avoid fraying, losing softness or potentially damaging these more delicate materials. After you've hand washed these, solely leave them to airdry.
4. KNOW THE POWER OF FOLDING.
Folding your clothes can sometimes be more beneficial than using hangers. Not only do you save cupboard space by minimising the reach of each garment, but you also maintain their greater state; lessening wrinkles and pleats. This also averts hauling and stretching, which commonly result from using hangers. And if folded well, your garment will be ready-to-wear when you are!
5. STEAM CLEAN YOUR WOOL.
It's strongly advised to dry clean woollen clothing, but for those willing or in a hurry - steam cleaning is your best bet. Steam cleaning is just as easy as it is beneficial, proving the remarkable power to remove most stains. After steam cleaning your garments, you need to then hang-dry them; a great way to also efface wrinkles.
6. WASH YOUR ACCESSORIES.
Beanies, gloves, ear muffs, scarves... you name it, these need to be washed too! While it's easy to forget, these winter staples are apart of your wardrobe and like everything else you wear, are subject to the same exposure. So for good personal hygiene, make sure you include these in your next load.
7. CALL THE PROS.
Whether your busy lifestyle leaves little room for home duties or you just can't get that stain from last night's dinner out, fear not, because MacArthur Central's Plus Dry Cleaners have you covered!
Open 6 days a week on the Lower Ground, Plus Dry Cleaners ensure a professional service for both basic garments and special garments, such as pleated skirts and Men's business shirts. Services include: Mending & Alterations, Business Shirts Washed & Pressed, Wedding & Formal Wear, Household & Furnishings and more.