Wearing your clothing and styling out is inevitable, but extending their life is certainly a smart and frugal move. Plus, although considered therapy by some, clothes shopping and manicures at nail salons near me take time that some just don’t have. Small changes can add up when you follow these tiny tips.
Roll up your sleeves. Sleeves get stained the easiest around the sleeves when we’ve always got our hands in to something. When you’re cleaning, doing dishes, making dinner, roll up your sleeves a couple rolls and it’s going to be harder to dip the wrists in spaghetti sauce.
Wear an apron while doing manicures. Countless pieces of clothing have been ruined by not wearing an apron. One grease splatter and you’re in the danger zone. Any apron will do, I prefer one that covers my torso and thighs, but have one for when I have people at my house that just covers from the waist to my knees and ties in the back. Plus, when you’re done cooking, you can toss it in the laundry and you’re good to go about your day.
Shine your shoes. You might think a pair of shoes has bit the dust, but try shining them to help them look new again, as well preventing leather from cracking. They might get back up to snuff with a couple quick swipes of the shoe shiner. A simple shiner from the store would work fine, or you might try a home remedy of 1:10 parts lemon juice and olive oil with a towel, and that should do the trick.
Use a sweater shaver. By far, my favorite clothing preserver on the planet. I have one, and couldn’t be happier. It’s undoubtedly one of the best purchases I’ve made to make hand me downs look brand new. You simply hold your garment on a flat surface, making sure you have a good handle on it or the sweater shaver will eat your garment. Turn it on and direct it pressing lightly over the item. It removes all of the fuzzballs with ease making the garment look near new.
Keep the buttons. All those pesky buttons that come with clothes may actually save you from tossing them in the future. If one button cracks or falls off then you’re not tempted to shelf them, just replace it quick.
Wash less. Not only are you saving your clothing from being worn down, but you’re also saving water and energy! This works well with sweaters and cardigans especially. Double whammy!
These small tips can warrant more mileage out of your clothes and accessories, certainly worth a shot!