Tips to keep your dress clean in summer
The summer is here and its time for fashion, food and visiting friends comes along with it! BBQ Season is at our doorstep! Summer whites, delicate fabrics and vibrant bathrobes make summer fashion so enjoyable. Yet we do need to take extra care of these unique white jeans or the delicate silk dress, as summer fabrics are not only fun to wear, but also more difficult to wear. Here are some useful tips for maintaining your clothes in the summer.
Pick durable hangers that won't rust or discolor fabrics if you intend to hang clothes for storage. Evite the thin wire hangers that cleaners have. Structured things like jackets to protect the shoulders should be placed on formed hangers. The skirts and pants on coat hangers should be hanging by the waistbands to avoid creases. Silky fabrics should be hung on padded or flocked hangers to prevent them from slipping off during storage.
Clothing Storage Bags:
Give them a fast run through the washing machine if you have fabric storage bags to remove dust and mold spores before using them for storage again. Tissue hanging bags are a better choice than plastic since air can circulate to prevent the build-up of moisture and damage. A 100 percent cotton sheet or pillowcase may also be used to cover hanging sheets. Simply trim a slight gap to pass through the hangers. This will prevent the accumulation of dust on your clothes and will also allow them to breathe during storage.
Give some space for clothes:
Even if you're short on space, resist the urge to throw clothes in your closet. Squishing a lot of objects next to each other will cause the fabrics to wrinkle and fade as they are continually mashed together. If you just need to squish hangers and clothes in another shirt to pinch, it might be time to look at other storage solutions. A standalone armoire, for example, can help to relieve some of the pressure on a bulging closet.
Decide whether to fold or hang:
Many shorts of summer wear, tank tops, sundresses, and light shirts and can be rolled up and stored in the winter. Many delicate or fancy pieces can need to be placed in your wardrobe bags though. You'll also want to make sure you have lined hangers to stop uncomfortable lumps on your back. Take the time to isolate any objects that should be processed, usually hanging up stuff such as costly skirts, suits, and other formal wear then invest for them in garment bags. The best bags are made of fabric rather than plastic, as the latter material absorbs moisture and can contribute to the growth of mold or mildew.