3 Ways Your Closet Can Save the World

Happy 2017 Earth Day! We hope you’re celebrating the holiday by thinking about the ways you can make your habits more eco-friendly every day. It’s never been more important than now!

For example, did you know that 100 billion pieces of junk mail are delivered in the United States each year? That’s a lot of paper if you’re not recycling it properly! 

Additionally, did you know fashion is the second-most polluting industry of water?And of course, the list could go on and on, but we’ll stop here.

To read more Earth Day facts (20 million people participated in the first one!) visit this site.

Now, Armoire is all about clothing storage, so to celebrate the holiday, we’re sharing three ways your closet can be more eco-friendly. Read on to learn how you can change the world in just a few simple steps. 

1. If you’re building a closet, or renovating one you already have, consider using sustainable materials like recycled and formaldehyde-free wood. Any time you’re building something new, using sustainable and environmentally-friendly materials is a must! Read more about it here.

2. What’s in your closet that you can recycle? Can you donate unused items? Armoire stores off-season pices until they’re ready to be worn, which frees up space and makes it easier to dress in the mornings, but can you get rid of things now that you rarely wear? Recycling is good for the planet! Read more about clothing recycling here.

3. Take a shopping fast, to research what you value. Pick a period of time to do your research on purchasing clothing made with sustainable materials before you buy anything new. Armoire can help here too, becuase it’s easier to feel like you have enough clothes, and won’t feel the need to buy more, when you’re only looking at what you love! Take some time to find out which brands are eco-friendly and which ones you can support, then jump back into shopping when you can do it with awareness. Read more about that here!

BONUS TIP 

Boy, do we love bonus tips! Here’s one additional way to make your closet eco-friendly, as a thanks for reading to the end of the post!

*BONUS: Use eco-friendly detergents and sustainable lighting. Are you using old-school light bulbs in your closet? Change them to CFLs! Are you using harsh detergents? Switch to something like 7th Generation, which is more environmentally friendly.

Good work, eco-friendly clothing superheroes! Tell us how you’re celebrating Earth Day in the comments below!


Thanks for reading! 
You can sign up for Armorie’s amazing clothing storage, dry-cleaning and delivery service on our website! Just visit http://www.getmyarmoire.com.

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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!