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Carefully cared for clothes will not only look and feel better, but last longer too! Protect your precious pieces by following these five simple steps...
- Replace wire hangers - the type that dry cleaners use - with more substantial versions, as the wire variety will tend to damage your clothes.
- To help keep your clothes fresh and moth free, place lavender bags, pot pourri, cedar wood or herb mix sachets on the rails of your wardrobe - one every 40-50cm - and in your drawers amongst your folded items. And do remember to renew them every six months. Here at the shop we stock the Total Wardrobe Care range of natural, anti-moth products.
- Stuff your handbags with acid free tissue paper to help maintain elasticity, but take care not to overfill them. Always keep your bags out of direct sunlight, and in their original dust covers if you have them. And don't forget to clean and protect your bags using specialist cleaning products - I use the Furniture Clinic's Handbag Care Kit for my leather bags.
- If possible, keep your shoes and boots in their original boxes to protect them from dust and scratches, and always use shoe or boot trees. As a minimum, try to polish your shoes and boots every six to eight times they are worn.
- If you have garments that must be dry cleaned, try to do this as little as possible. Not only can dry cleaning be expensive, but prolonged use of chemicals and heavy pressing can take the 'life' out of your clothes, and eventually causes fabric sheen. Instead, air and brush garments between each wear and check for stains as well as loose threads before re-hanging.
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