How to Care For Your Clothes:
The basics on how to keep your clothes looking fresh and last longer!!
Picture this: you excitedly toss your favorite sweater into the dryer, only to pull it out and realize it has mysteriously transformed into a tiny shirt that wouldn't even fit a toddler. Ugh, talk about a major letdown! We get it – when you invest in quality clothes, you want them to stick around for the long haul. That's why taking care of them is just as important as the initial purchase. Today, we're spilling the beans on our top tips for keeping your wardrobe in tip-top shape, so you can rock your favorite pieces for years to come. Say goodbye to fashion mishaps and hello to a stylish, long-lasting collection that will always have you looking fresh. Let's dive in!
1. Wash your more delicate items in a mesh laundry bag
To protect your delicate items from tears and snags during washing, we recommend using a mesh laundry bag. This simple accessory acts as a safeguard, preserving the quality of your more delicate garments. Visit our store, where we have these bags available, and our team can guide you on the best practices for using them.
2. When in doubt, check the label!
If you're not sure if you should wash your clothing in a certain way, be sure to check the care label! This will give you the best practices for washing that item in a way that will keep the quality and color pristine. Different fabrics can require different temperatures of water, drying instructions, etc. So checking that label is a good habit to get into.
3. Separate dark and light colors when washing
An age-old rule, yet an important one: separate dark and light colors when washing. By doing so, you prevent the risk of darker fabrics bleeding onto lighter ones, which can cause discoloration or dullness. Keep your brights bright and your darks bold by adhering to this simple step.
4. Air Dry
If you have the time, it's best to air dry your clothes if you want to keep them in good condition for a long period of time. While we understand that air drying every item may not always be practical, consider air drying more delicate pieces or those prone to shrinkage. When using a dryer, follow the care label instructions, utilize the lowest heat setting, and avoid over-drying. This gentle approach will help preserve the integrity of your garments.
5. Steam your clothes
Steaming your clothes is an amazing step to take if you want your items to look their best and have a polished look. Steamers are a quick and effective at getting rid of any wrinkles and bringing back the natural shape of a clothing item.
We hope these tips were helpful and you have a better idea on how to keep your clothing items looking fresh and new! While it may seem like a hassle at times, the extra steps are worth it when you see your favorite pieces looking fresh and new for years to come.
When shopping at Madd Style you are always encouraged to ask one of our stylists what best practices are when washing the item you're purchasing. They are familiar with the fabrics and brands, and will be able to guide you with the best practices!