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!

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