If you’re a stylish guy or gal who always want to look impeccable, then you need to learn how to #ProtectClothesYouLove by properly cleaning and caring for your apparel.
After years of wearing and washing your clothes, they start to look dull and lifeless. Not only that, clothes often begin pilling, colors start to fade, and your long-loved apparel eventually loses it shape. While it might seem easier to just give away an item that is starting to show its wear, why not try to give your clothes new life by taking better care of them?!
Featured here are clothes cleaning tips for fashion lovers (who don’t want to spend a lot of time doing laundry).
Clothes Cleaning Tips
Most clothes can’t withstand hot water (which quickly leads to fading, stretching out, and losing shape), so unless your clothes specially state on the tags that it can be washed in hot temperatures, stick with cool or warm water.
When it comes to treating stains, always pretreat the stain before putting the item in the washer. As you’re sorting through your laundry, keep an eye out for stains. It’s a lot easier to eliminate the stain by spot-treating it before washing and drying, than it is to treat the spot after it’s been baked in, so to speak.
Another tip for cleaning clothes is to turn garments inside out.
Plus, when you’re washing soft fabrics (like cotton), opt for the gentle cycle to keep your clothes looking the best.
And, as our moms would always say – separate clothes by color groups (reds, lights, and darks), so that colors don’t transfer during the wash.
Another easy way to clean and protect clothes is to use a product like Downy Fabric Conditioner, which can help bring clothes back to life. Downy claims to help protect clothes in the following ways:
- Instead of losing their shape, clothes bounce back to their store-bought form.
- Colors stay true and resist fading.
- Towels are protected from pilling and fuzz.
- Fabrics are softened for added comfort.
In addition to helping to keep colors vibrant, Downy Fabric Conditioner also leaves a light, refreshing scent on your clothes, making your household smell better (even if you have messy kids running around).
What’s great about using a product like Downy Fabric Conditioner, is that it’s easy to use. Just pour a cup full of the product into your machine receptacle, and let the washing machine go to work.
After using Downy Fabric Conditioner, I instantly noticed how lovely all my clothes smelled. Surprisingly, the scent was subtle and pleasant, rather than over-powering. Plus, my signature striped t-shirts (which I wear all the time) felt softer to the touch, and seemed to retain their shape better than before.
To shop for Downy Fabric Conditioner, head to your local Walmart store or visit Walmart.com.
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[Disclosure: This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks/P&G. All opinions are my own.]