Here are some tips to keep your clothing looking brand new.
Velvet hangers are a key to every closet. They don’t stretch-out shoulders; they take up less space and make closets appear more organized. I love Joy Mangano’s Huggable Hangers.
To avoid denim transfer, wash your denim at least once before wearing. Wash each pair by themselves, in cold water, and use one cup of vinegar instead of detergent. This will help set the color. Do not put your denim in the dryer or take them to the dry cleaners as the heat will break down the fibers.
When hemming denim, pay a bit extra to have the tailor reattach the original hem.
Don’t store leather or suede in plastic. When they are not being used, they can be covered with a sheet or pillowcase.
Folding your sweaters is best, as hanging sweaters will cause them to grow.
We tend to wash clothes too often. Jeans should be worn 10-15 times between washes with intermittent spot cleaning. Looking to kill odors and bacteria without breaking down the fibers? Fold jeans and put them into a gallon zip-lock bag and place in the freezer. (Works for sweaters, too!)