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How to save money and make your clothes last longer

This post will answer: how to save money and make your clothes last longer?

You can save a lot of time and money with these simple must-have laundry tips. How many of us wear a shirt or pants once and throw them in the dirty clothes hamper, or on the floor (a definite no-no). Well, this post is for you…how to save money and make your clothes last longer

I have had folks tell me that once they have worn something, they either throw it on the floor or in the hamper. For the most part, they said that they did not know what to do with them because they were not really dirty, and they did not want to hang them back up.

How long should clothes last?

How to save money and make your clothes last longer.

Well, here is the scoop. If you wear something and you did not sweat profusely or soil the garment with stains, you should put it back in the closet, period. It truly is not dirty. It may have a very small amount of body oil on it, but that is not dirt. Read more to find out how to save money and make your clothes last longer.

If it bothers you to put these worn clothes back in the closet along with unworn clothes, then yes, you should make a small space in your closet for worn, but not dirty, clothes. I do this and I then can easily remember and grab what I have already worn. Make outfits out of a few things that you have worn and hang them up separately so that you can grab them and wear these again first. I have been known to wear garments two to three times as a norm. It cuts down in doing laundry and reduces your clothing budget. Why? Clothes get worn out mainly by washing and drying them! Not by wearing them. Another reason to wash most garments less and in the delicate cycle.

So, we often buy clothing that is made in these timeless styles, hoping to wear the items for many years to come. … we spend a lot of money on clothes. While some styles go out almost as soon as they come in, others are timeless. … In order to be fashionable, we spend a lot of money on clothes. While some styles go out almost as soon as they come in, others are timeless. So, we often buy clothing that is made in these timeless styles, hoping to wear the items for many years to come. Unfortunately, after a few months, these clothes don’t look new any longer, and they just don’t look as good as they originally did. Luckily, there are many things you can do in order to extend the life of your wardrobe, so you can wear those classic pieces for a number of years without them becoming faded or wearing out. Here are some tips to keep your clothing looking fresh and new, even when it is months, or even years old.

There is more money to be saved in making your clothes last longer. While it’s nice to buy a shirt or a pair of pants at a great sale price, there is more money to be saved in making your clothes last longer. Consider the resources spent on making new clothes, and consider how much you could save by extending the life of your clothes, and you’ll find that, on balance, you’re better off financially. Even when you do wash your clothes, you can help protect them by washing in cold water on a delicate cycle. Turning your clothes inside-out before washing can protect their colors from fading. Using bleach, if safe for your clothing’s fabric type, is a great way to make white look brand new. And when it comes time to dry your clothes, line drying will keep them from the heat and agitation of the dryer. These steps will also help you save on your electricity and heating bills. With a little creativity, you can preserve your clothing, and reduce your utility costs. It’s a great way to save even more money.

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How to make your clothes last longer

Caring for and organizing your clothes-the washer

Speaking of laundry, another important tip that will save you money is don’t over-stuff your washer. I have seen some folks who literally cram their clothes so tight that it would be a miracle if any water or soap got to all the clothes. As a rule, only fill your washer half full, with like colors and fabrics on the delicate cycle. I only wash my towels, linens, and jeans in the regular cotton cycle. The rest get the delicate treatment.

You’re now ready to take charge of your wardrobe and save money too. Remember:

  • Wear outerwear two to three times, unless you sweat profusely or soil it.
  • Make a section of your closet just for things that you have worn, but are not dirty. That way, you remember you have worn it. You can also turn the hanger around to remember.
  • Fill your washer and dryer only half full. Yes, half full. So that the garments get really clean.
  • Wash in the delicate cycle whenever possible.
  • Dry your clothes on the lowest heat with the least time possible. Hang them to dry completely. This keeps your garment newer longer.

I love Martha Stewart and her fantastic tips. Hop over to her post The Best Tips for Perfect Laundry!

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