With the economy the way it is, many of us wonder how to make your clothes last longer. Unless you are a gazillionaire, you can’t afford to wear something a few times and then have it fall apart. I remember my mom saying that sometimes you had to spend a bit more money for good clothes that would last a long time. Of course if you buy cheap clothes, you are going to wear them out more quickly, ergo, buying a better quality that will last. So, in order to make your clothes last longer, we need to find some tips to help us do that. Here is what I found out:
Make Your Clothes Last Longer
- Wash with cold water: Not only does using cold water extend the life of your wardrobe, but it saves you on electricity as well. Another good idea is to turn clothing that has zippers, snaps or button inside out. This will protect your other clothes from being damaged from the metals.
- Don’t buy what you can’t take care of: If you don’t have the money for dry cleaning, then don’t buy that cute jacket that is dry clean only. If something says to hand wash only and you don’t want to get dish pan hands, you may want to rethink that decision.
- Hang dry your clothes: In addition to your underwear, there are several other items you should not throw in the dryer. If you have anything with spandex, polyester or other delicate fabrics, you will ruin them if you put them in the dryer. Read your labels for the correct washing instructions. It is a good idea to keep your socks out of the dryer for more reasons than the fact that they may get lost in there! Any clothing with elastic in it should not be tossed in the dryer because that elastic breaks down and before long, you will shorten the life of your socks. One company that knows socks and is instantly recognized is the iconic GOLDTOE Socks.
Socks That Are Made To Last
The GOLDTOE Company has been making socks that are made to last for more than 80 years. When the country suffered through the Great Depression, people could not afford to buy new clothing. GOLDTOE came up with the notion to weave gold linen into the toes of the socks, and the rest as they say I history. I was so excited to review some of the socks from GOLDTOE because my family has been a customer for many years. My husband is one of those guys who hates to shop, so if his sock drawer starts to dwindle, I am the one who usually buys replacements. He typically wears plain white athletic socks but he also needs a dressier sock as well. I was sent a 3-pack of the argyle texture ($17.00) and the women’s Portland ($8.00) and Fargo ($8.00) knee high socks. What I love about GOLDTOE socks is they are consistent, well-made and they are staying on top of fashion trends, so they are able to give their customers the handsome and fashionable hosiery they are known for.
One reader will win a 3-pack of men’s socks ($17.00) or a 6 pack of women’s socks ($16.00) in the winner’s choice of style/color.