Maintain Your Clothes Like Its Couture
Your clothes will thank you for the care.
Picture: Instagram/ stalf.studio
Buying clothes is easy but maintaining them is important. Don't store clothes in a plastic bag and before storing dry clean them, say experts.
Designers Lalit Dalmia and Y Z Jafri, and Harleen Kaur Jawanda, Chief Merchandising Officer at Trendybharat, an online shopping website. have the following suggestions:
* Before packing the clothes, dry clean and wash them. Dirty clothing can attract vermin and insects which may damage your clothing so wash and iron them before storing.
* Avoid plastic bags as these can trap moisture and cause mildew to form or cause the yellowing of fabrics. Acid-free boxes and tissue paper should be used as not all plastic boxes are safe as they release chemicals which could have subtle to grossly negative effects on the clothing.
* The right hangers are a must. With all the same hangers, your wardrobe will look like an emporium, and if all the garments are level, they are a lot easier to see. Try the rubber covered non-slip hanger.
* To deter dreaded moth holes in clothes use lavender bags or cedar wood in your storage boxes as these natural products work really well.
* Don't store your footwear with your garments as fumes from the leather and glue may cause damage and discolouration.
* Just like the storage material, there needs to be thought put into the storage locations. This means stuffy areas like attics and basements are a strict no-no. The best space would be a dark area with good air circulation. Also, leaving your dry-cleaning in plastic baggies is bound to trap gases that might discolour your precious apparel.
Recommended For You
- Happy Holi 2019: From Rang Barse to Badri Ki Dulhania, Turn on the Festive Vibe With These Songs
- IPL 2019: Kohli and Chhetri Bond During RCB Training Camp
- Hey Siri, New Apple AirPods Are Priced From Rs 14,900; H1 Chip And Longer Battery Life On Board
- Vivo X27 Pro With 48-Megapixel Camera, Snapdragon 710 SoC Announced
- Six Dead, Dozens Injured as Blast Rocks Chemical Plant in China
- 01 d
- 12 h
- 38 m
- 09 s