8 Ways to Make Your Clothes Last Longer

We’re gathering up our best tips on clothing care, so you can keep the pieces you love longer. Don’t spend time and money on new items if you don’t have to! Reduce, reuse and recycle applies to your closest, too. 

Keep reading for ideas on keeping your clothes looking beautiful!

  1. Remove grease stains by adding a can of Coke to your washer, and cycle as you normally would.
  2. No time for dry cleaning? No worries! Toss a lightly worn or wrinkled item in the dryer with a dryer sheet and an ice cube. It’ll release the wrinkles and smell so fresh!
  3. Polish and shine patent leather using regular old Windex. It’ll brighten it and help remove dirt and dust.
  4. Don’t buy a “vintage” t-shirt! Make your own! Take any regular tee you own and brine it in a salt water solution that’s 1 quart water and 1/2 cup salt. Leave the shirts for three days and tumble dry. Voila! They’ll have that soft, worn, vintage feel you crave.
  5. Wash new jeans twice before taking them to a tailor. Jeans always shrink when washed.
  6. Make leather shoes and moccasins last longer, especially if you always wear them without socks, by stuffing them with a soft cloth after use. This helps them keep their shape and absorbs moisture!
  7. Turn socks into a heating pad by filling them with rice or dry beans and putting in the microwave for 30 seconds.
  8. Faded black jeans? Add two cups of brewed coffee to your next rinse cycle and it will help retain the dark color. 


And… a bonus tip!

Becuase we really appreciate your reading this post all the way through, we want to give you a bonus tip to care for your clothes! Here it is:

*BONUS: This is especially important for Chicago folks! If you wear tennis shoes in the snow and sludge, apply Scotch-Guard Fabric & Upholstery Protector to make them water-resistant and keep them looking great! Also, a toothbrush and a little toothpaste goes a LONG way towards making them white again!

We hope these tips help you get the most out of your wardrobe! You can wear your favorite clothes all year by keeping them fresher, longer, saving time and resources on purchasing new ones. 

Besides, what’s better than a well-loved piece that still looks great after years of use? Clothes can turn into conversation pieces after they’ve collected two years worth of wear and stories. 

Let us know how YOU make your favorite items last in the comments below! And don’t forget to follow us on Twitter @GetMyArmoire!

We appreciate every new follower and we can’t wait to bring our amazing service to you!

Best Twitter Accounts To Organize Your Home

If you’re looking to reorganize your wardrobe or clear out some of the clutter from your closet, you can find inspiration in many places online. The first you probably thought of was Pinterest, right? But have you checked Twitter lately?
While going through the #closetorganization hashtag, we found loads of great accounts that post cleaning, organizing and minimal living tips. Here are some of our favorites.

1. @megansmovingco

This is a moving company based in central Florida and is still a small account, but the graphics are phenomenal and you’ll get a solid mix of home decor, moving and packing tips and other content. Though of course our favorites are those like “The Top Clutter Hotspots in Every Home.” 

2. @AptTherapy

While Apartment Therapy is famous for all kinds of lifestyle and home decor content, we do love their posts about organizing, which some of the accounts on this list often retweet. We recently shared their “9 Clever Ways to Organize Your Home with Pegboard.”

3. @InnovateHomeOrg

Truly an account focused on making your home the best it can be, they post home organization and interior design content consistently. It’s super visual and engaging as well.

4. @Organize-It

Another solely dedicated to helping you tame the mess in your life. We love this post about revamping your closet without breaking the bank. They also post about organizational books, the best storage solutions and more. True dedication! 

5. @GetMyArmoire

How could we not mention ourselves? We post constantly about how to clean your closet, care for what’s in it, and tell you more about our professional storage and delivery service for your seasonal clothes. Live spaciously! 

6. @ClosetWorksPA

Last but not least, this company offers closet organization systems in PA. Even if you don’t live in the state, you’ll love reading their de-cluttering tips!

If you’re still craving more tips, try sorting through #organization, #cleaning or #minimal on Twitter. Be sure to share your favorite finds with us @GetMyArmoire