How to Take Care of Your Delicate & Expensive Clothing
In our modern world, it’s common practice to purchase cheap clothing with the idea that it is easily disposable and can be replaced. Investing in expensive clothing items that will last much longer than cheap clothes can be a foreign concept, but if you care for your clothing well, it will last much longer. More expensive clothes are often built to last, with proper care. Here’s everything you need to know about caring for your delicate and expensive clothing.
Know When to Iron or Steam
Irons work best for cotton garments. To iron an item, slightly dampen it and iron on the lowest setting. It is also best to periodically take the clothing pieces to the dry cleaner to thoroughly remove any residue that built up over time. For all other fabrics, steaming is generally the best way to remove wrinkles. Make sure to hold the steam wand away from the fabric and let the steam remove the wrinkles without pushing against the clothes with the wand.
Use a Stiff Brush
A stiff brush that is specially designed to clean clothing can help you remove the dust and dirt from your clothes on a daily basis, which makes it less necessary for a full cleaning after every wear. To use a stiff brush, just brush the garment against the grain and then brush with the grain to loosen and remove all dust and dirt that could stain or cause discoloration if left uncleaned. This regular cleaning will extend the time between dry cleaning sessions.
Store Your Clothing
It may be hard to believe but the way that clothes are stored does impact the quality of the clothing. If clothes are improperly stored, then it could experience faded colors, UV damage, insect infestation, and bacteria growth. Your clothing should be stored in a clean, dry, dark, cool area to prevent damage from these things occuring. Furthermore, it is important to deep clean the clothing before storing it away for the season.
Use Proper Cleaning Methods
It is important to spot-clean light stains before they have the chance to seep in and permanently stain the clothing. To do this, dab the stain with a wet towl and purified water. If it fails to lift right away, then take your clothing item to the dry cleaners right away. This is the safest way to ensure the integrity of your clothing is upheld.
Rely on Professional Dry Cleaning Services
If you are having trouble maintaining a strict cleaning schedule, taking your clothes to the dry cleaners on a regular basis will help them stay in pristine condition. Better yet, hire a dry cleaner that offers FREE pickup and delivery services with every order, no minimum purchase required! That’s right, London Cleaners will pick up and drop off your dry cleaning with every order. Call us or visit our website for more information on how to take one extra thing off of your plate each week and get started with our services today.