I mean it wholeheartedly when I say I love my wardrobe. Finding amazing clothing in sizes larger than 12 is challenging, so keeping my clothes like new for as long as possible is a major priority. To put this into perspective: I still have items from affordable stores like Forever 21 from 9 years ago that I kid you not, don’t look a day over 2 wears and washes! Here are my tips for making clothes (and intimates) last longer:
INTIMATES | Intimate apparel like bras, panties with intricate details and lingerie should be placed in an intimates wash bag before placing in the washer, then hung to dry. Also remember to hook your bras before placing in the bag, to prevent snagging.
Before I discovered wash bags, the wiring in my bras would pop out after just a few washes and delicate lace details would fray much faster. For ultra intricate intimates, hand washing is best.
KNITS | Folding knits versus hanging, helps keep shape in tact and prevents shoulder stretch caused by hangers.
Don’t have enough space to store folded items? Here’s a great, space-saving way to store sweaters and other knits in your closet.