It’s no secret that wardrobe maintenance can be a challenge. From seasonal changes to busy lifestyles, it can be tough to keep your clothing looking its best. But with a few simple tips, you can keep your wardrobe in tip-top shape – no matter what life throws your way.
Here are our top wardrobe maintenance tips:
1. Vaccuum It Regularly
One of the best ways to keep your wardrobe looking its best is to simply keep it clean. This means regular dusting and vacuuming, as well as spot-cleaning when necessary. For example, if you spill something on your clothing, be sure to treat the stain immediately.
2. Store Your Items Neatly
Another important tip for keeping your wardrobe in good condition is to store it properly. This means hanging clothes on hangers or folding them neatly, and storing them in a cool, dry place. If you have seasonal clothing, be sure to store it properly as well – for example, in plastic bags or storage containers.
3. Use Moth Balls
One of the worst things that can happen to your clothing is to get moth holes. To avoid this, store your items in airtight containers. You can also use moth balls or cedar chips to keep moths away from your clothing.
4. Get Rid of Clothes You Don’t Wear
If you have clothes that you never wear, get rid of them. You can sell them, donate them, or simply throw them away. The less clothing you have, the easier it will be to keep your wardrobe in good condition.
5. Store Your Clothes Properly
When you’re not wearing your clothes, be sure to store them properly. Hang delicate items and fold heavier items. Be sure to use hangers that won’t damage your clothing, such as padded hangers or wooden hangers. If you’re going to be storing your clothes for a long period of time, be sure to wrap them in acid-free tissue paper to prevent them from yellowing.
6. Keep Your Clothes Clean
Be sure to wash and/or dry clean your clothes on a regular basis. This will help them last longer and look better. If you have stains on your clothing, treat them as soon as possible – the longer you wait, the harder they will be to remove.
7. Refresh With Vinegar
The lack of ideal air circulation within walk-in closets is a major worry for most wardrobe owners, particularly walk-in wardrobes. In addition, the apparent absence of a window in many wardrobes makes things difficult because it gives your wardrobe that stale foot odor combined with that age old mustiness reminiscent of walk-in closests.
Clothes often accumulate an unpleasant smell over time, but you can freshen them up again with vinegar. Clean out your wardrobe, and then fill a few small cups with white vinegar. Place the cups in strategic corners of your closet. Then open all the drawers and covers and close the door behind you. Within a few hours, you’ll smell vinegar in the air; however, it will disappear once you remove the cups—leaving you with clean-smelling clothes.
All in all, it is important to clean your wardrobe regularly to prevent the build-up of unpleasant smells.