You spent your valuable time and money to buy a dress for a special occasion. You wore it to the event, got a bunch of compliments and had an amazing time.
You came back home and found a small ketchup stain on the sleeve. Without giving it much thought, you rinsed it off in the sink, folded the dress and put it in the closet.
After several months, when you take out the dress to wear it to a business meeting, you encounter a horrible site! There’s a huge hole in the exact spot where the ketchup stain was!
Looks like a moth got to it before you did.
Could this have been prevented? Absolutely! If you had washed the ketchup stain more carefully, you’d have a whole dress today!
What’s done is done. You can’t turn back time. But you can make sure that the next time this happens, you’re ready to save your expensive clothes by washing and drying them carefully before putting them in your closet.
Here’s what you have to do.
Read the Labels
Washing clothes isn’t that hard. Most of the time, the labels tell you exactly how you should take care of them. So before you toss your expensive items in the washer, make sure you read the care label on them. Then follow the instructions carefully to get the best results.
Treat Stains Right Away!
Acting quickly and treating the stains right away is your best shot at saving your clothes. Rinse the wet stain with cold water and dab at it with an absorbent cloth. This way you’re taking away the excess particles and preventing the stain from settling in and becoming permanent.
Hand Wash the Item
Think your washer will ruin your delicate clothing? Learn the art of hand washing clothes. It’s the best way to make sure your valuable items stay in top condition. Some cardinal rules of hand washing include:
- Using lukewarm water
- Cleaning the sink before starting
- Not using too much detergent
- Soaking and swishing—no scrubbing!
- Draining and rinsing until no suds are seen
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