How to Keep Clothes Looking New - 10 Tips
Let’s talk about how to keep your clothes looking fresh, new, and clean. Join me in learning how to take care of clothes so that they last longer and look better.
Invest in a steamer
Unlike an iron, a steamer won’t cause discoloration to your clothes and won’t burn your clothes. A steamer is also a much more versatile tool and works on far more fabrics than an iron. It’s easy to use. It works quicker than ironing and keeps all your clothes looking right off the rack. So put away your ironing board, steamers are the way to go!
Shave your sweaters
That’s right, you read that right, shave your sweaters! A lot of heavier pieces begin to peel and pull after a few uses, but that doesn’t mean their time is up. A fabric shaver can clean off those hanging pieces and make your sweater look good as new.
Buy some baby wipes
Sometimes all your shoes need is a good wipe down. Shoes can often start to look worn when really they’re just dirty. Instead of stressing over their color, check to see if it can be wiped away. I keep baby wipes with me so that I’m always able to do a quick wipe down. This is also great for wiping away quick stains on my clothes throughout the day.
Oxi Clean is your best friend
If you can follow instructions, you can now clean anything. Oxi Clean is amazing. Not only does it give you instructions on the bottle for cleaning any type of fabric, but it can be used on more than just clothes. I used it on my couch! Just spray and wait, I swear it works.
Get a lint roller
This one is so easy and makes such a huge difference. My lint roller was the answer to all my prayers. This is so important - especially when wearing dark colors. If you have pets, or just regular lint covering your outfits it can ruin the whole vibe. Just take a couple of minutes to make sure you’re clean and thank me later.
Dye your shoes
This one is important always, but especially if you live in cold climates. If it’s snowing, and there’s salt on the floor, you can end up with salty, ruined, black and white shoes. The answer isn’t to throw away a perfectly good pair of shoes, but rather to make them look like new. Simply wipe the shoes down with water and vinegar - to clean off the salt - and then pat them dry. After that add some shoe dye and see your shoes come back to life.
Don’t ignore the labels
The labels on your clothes are there to help you. They are there to help you care for your clothes so that they don’t get ruined. Things like the temperature of the water you should be washing in, or how you should be drying your pieces, all affect how long they last and how they look. And when in doubt, hand wash.
Not everything should be hung
Some clothes get ruined when they are hung up; for example, sweaters. Hanging clothing from the neck can cause them to stretch out. Folding your sweaters will better keep their shape. That said, if you are going to hang your sweaters, never put the hanger in from the top. Always scoop it in from the bottom!
Protect your suede
Shoes, boots, and any other footwear that is suede needs a suede protector. Simply spray the protector on your shoes from about a two-inch distance before you leave the house. Leave the shoes to rest for about ten minutes and then wear your shoes worry-free. This is such an easy tip and it can leave your shoes looking great for years!
Use nail polish remover on faux leather
It is so easy to clean faux leather. If you have a stain on your bag, or some dye rubbed off on it, just use some nail polish remover to clean that stain away. It’s so quick and easy, there’s really no reason not to.
Thanks for watching
That was ten tips on the best way to keep clothes looking new. These tips have helped me save money over the years without sacrificing style. So here’s to saving money and our favorite clothes!