In the current economy, it is not very practical for us moms to buy new clothes for our babies every now and then. Of course, all clothes get worn out eventually after regular wash. You will notice how slowly your garments lose its quality, fabric gets thinner and the colors fade.
Here are some tips on how you can preserve the quality of your baby’s clothes as well as other clothing tips for you to save money.
1. Assess your lifestyle and that best suit your lifestyle. If it is not necessary to buy certain clothing, do not buy them. Or else, your kid might just outgrow them.
2. When you shop for clothing, keep a keen eye to following: how to wear, care for, clean and store a garment for its entire life.
3. Read all care labels and content labels before you buy. As much as possible, you would want to stay away from clothes that needed professional cleaning. Not only do these garments cost a lot to clean, your child might not really wear it that often.
4. Check the quality of the garment. Hang the garment, spin it around, and spend two minutes to inspect zippers, hooks, hems, seams, snags/stains and buttons.
5. To balance your closet, every time you buy a new garment, discard or donate an old one.
6. Never rub a stain, blot only with a dry, white cloth or napkin.
7. Water-based stains have a line around them like a road map. Oil-based stains are absorbed into the fabric and have no outline.
8. Show your drycleaner all stains, fabric pills, snags, pressing problems, and minor repairs.
9. All clothing must be washed or dry cleaned before storing, even if it’s only been worn for 5 minutes. Insects are attracted to moisture, food particles, perspiration, body oil, cologne and perfume.
10. Store clothing in dry, well-ventilated areas whenever possible and keep clothing and rugs out of moist basements.