How to Keep Clothes Looking
New: 9 Laundry Tips to Try
B L O G | K E L L Y ' S D R Y C L E A N E R S
While you may occasionally snag your jeans
on something sharp or spill tea on your
favorite blouse, the most common reason you
can’t keep clothes looking new is that you are
washing them incorrectly. How many times
have you seen a nice polo shrink in the dryer,
or accidentally washed a dry clean only
sweater and had it fall apart?
If you put some extra effort into how you
wash and dry clothes, it can help extend their
life spans. Here are some laundry tips on how
to keep clothes looking new.
1. Choose the Right Washer Setting
Whether it is a blouse, dress, or polo, most
clothes should be washed in a machine’s
least-harsh setting. Depending on your
washer, this can be labeled as gentle or
Using a gentle cycle will help eliminate
most of the wear and tear washers can
inflict, especially for delicate fibers.
More durable fabrics like denim can be
washed on a normal setting. Just remember to
always read the clothing label carefully, and
use your best judgment when washing
2. Use Laundry Mesh Bags
If your washing machine does not have a
gentle setting, you can still keep your clothes
looking new by using a mesh laundry bag.
This will help protect your garment from any
damage. You may have tried using one for
your undergarments. If not, they are well
worth the under $10 price tag.
Put your clothes inside the mesh bag before
throwing them in the washer. This way, you
don’t need to worry about any rips, snags, or
3. Wash Clothes Inside Out
No guide on how to keep clothes looking new
will be complete without this rule, one of the
easiest but often overlooked laundry tips.
Be sure to turn all your clothes inside-out
before putting them in the washer. A single
spin cycle can put a lot of strain on clothing. It
is better to have the inside of your clothes take
the brunt of the force rather than the display
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