How do you take care of your clothes?

@omiami (412)
Malta
May 14, 2009 4:00am CST
Yesterday I was washing my clothes and while doing so I was thinking about something in particular. How do you take care of your clothes? For example while washing them I try not to spin them too much to take care of the fabric. What do you do in order to help keeping the clothes in a good state? Do you wash them in a particular way? I would be glad if you can give me some good advices and ideas!
3 responses
@chiyosan (30194)
• Philippines
15 May 09
i think we do need to care for our clothes as intructed on the labels, just make sure you do not over wash it with detergents as i think they cause further problems with the color as it makes them fade...
@omiami (412)
• Malta
16 May 09
Making sure to read the instructions is indeed important. I used to have a top in particular which I had to let them dry on something flat so I think its really important to take care of reading the instructions.
• United States
14 May 09
There are a couple of things that I do to help make my clothes last longer. I dont wash them just because I have worn them! If they stink or are dirty, then I will wash them. I often wear my jeans 5 times before they ever go in the wash! One of the best things you can do is use a front loading washer. The top loading ones use an agitator, which really wears down your clothes. The front loaders tumble the clothes to wash them, much like a dryer. It is far easier on your clothes! (I havent actually done this yet. Our current washer works just fine. We dont have the money to go buy a new one!) Hanging them on the line to dry rather than the dryer is great for them too. Tumbling around is a lot more wear on them than just hanging. This is also a great way to save some money! And nothing beats the smell of clothes fresh from the clothesline!
@omiami (412)
• Malta
14 May 09
Really great ideas thanks! Regarding the first thing you pointed out, I really agree with you. I wear a pair of jeans more than a time before I throw it away. My problem mainly regards t shirts. You know their fabric is more sensitive but then of course it depends also on the clothes. You can notice a quality from another one. I had a white t shirt which I washed million of times and I wore it for more than 3 years. Only lately I had to throw it away. Quality fabric makes such a great difference as well. Once I have been told not to keep clothes too much in direct sunlight because they can fade by time. I think this thing also helps. But sunlight sometimes is really good when you have a stain on a shirt. If you wash it and it doesnt leave, when you put it into direct sunlight, many of the times the stain fades away. Of course you should be aware not to show excessive sunlight to your clothes.
@eponiine (141)
• United States
14 May 09
I always wash my clothes inside-out and almost always using the delicate setting. I'm not sure how necessary it really is, I'm probably just kind of OCD about it but I know washing them inside out does keep colour from fading.
@omiami (412)
• Malta
14 May 09
Hello, I think you are right about washing them inside out because yesterday while washing a particular t-shirt i read the label on it and said to wash them the way you said and i was wondering why is that. But reading your response I got to know why. Certain fabric especially are really really delicate. Thanks a lot for your response and for your help.