It’s exceedingly obvious: the easiest way to save money on something is to not buy it in the first place. Everyone has to wear clothing (outside of the house, anyway) but clothing is now so cheap that many of us don’t put much thought into making it last longer. Avoid trips to the store: make your clothes last longer.
Our friends over at Dealnews, who are usually looking for great deals to buy new stuff, compiled some tips to keep your clothes looking presentable for as long as possible.
Give your clothes a day off. Yes, you can wear items like suits, bras, shoes, or skirts a few times before washing, but those days shouldn’t be consecutive. Let items rest and air out between wearings.
Buy some drying racks. Maybe a dehumidifier, too. The dryer is an amazing convenience, and you can’t beat it as a source of toasty-warm towels. However, it’s not good for your clothing. If possible, dry items on a line or rack. This saves energy and wear on your clothes.
Store clothing items well. Especially if you don’t wear something every season, it’s a good idea to protect it by storing it somewhere other than wadded up at the bottom of a laundry basket.
Wash with care. Don’t overdose on detergent, use the coldest water possible for the fabric you’re washing, and treat stains as soon as possible.
How to Make Your Clothes Last Longer [Dealnews]