How To Breathe New Life Into Your Wardrobe

How To Breathe New Life Into Your Wardrobe

If we’re to get the best out of our clothes, a little TLC goes a long way – it will lengthen the lifespan of the items and make us feel confident in the process, too.


Contrary to popular belief, you don’t need to ration laundering to keep your clothes looking fabulous – in fact, thanks to advanced formulas in detergents and fabric conditioners, regular washing can keep your clothes looking as good as the day you bought them. These handy wardrobe detox tips, designed to rejuvenate your favorite garments, will help keep your clothes fresh for longer.

Give clothes the right environment
Being shut away in drawers or a closet over the winter can leave clothes smelling a little musty. Try to keep rooms well ventilated, even in the colder months. Ensuring you have fresh air circulating in your home is not only invigorating and better for your own wellbeing, but helps keep clothes fresh, too.

Freshen up your wardrobe
If your clothes do smell a little stale, a quick spritz with Febreze Fabric Refresher, which is infused with a range of light fragrances, will neutralize and eliminate odors trapped in fabrics, leaving them clean and fresh.

Think clean
It’s best never to put clothes away when they’re dirty, as stains and smells can become ‘set in’ – so ensure garments are laundered before they go back into the wardrobe or drawers. And remember, moths don’t target clean wools, cashmeres and silks, but prefer to attack natural fibers that have some lingering odor of the wearer (and perhaps some perspiration on the yarn, too).

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Love your clothes
It used to be that, with every wash, you’d notice a little more color fade and perhaps some bobbling on knitted garments. But the new softening formula in Downy fabric softener means the color of your clothes stays vibrant and they’re resistant to friction damage for much longer. It works by penetrating deep into the fibers and smoothing them, to leave that lovely soft-as-new sensation. Downy is to your clothes what your favorite beauty balm is to your face.

Give clothes a boost
Sometimes, clothes that have been pressed before hanging can look the worse for wear after a stint in the wardrobe, especially if crushed together on a rail. Use a steamer to breathe new life into your garments on the hanger – it will smooth out squashed sleeves and correct crinkled collars without the need to launder or dry clean.

Organize your closet
Now you know how to look after the contents of your wardrobe, it’s time to be ruthless. Keep the items you love to wear and are comfortable in; ditch the ones you never wear for whatever reason. Check that the ‘keep’ pile includes a well-fitting white T-shirt or neutral silk shirt that will dress tailoring up or down, plus metallics, patterns and big prints that are useful for pairing with neutrals for an easy outfit. Also a few fine knits in pops of color for layering, Organize the contents into categories and hang them together. Divide shoes into heels and flats, and store separately. Useful drawer dividers, shoe storage units and organizers are widely available online and in high-street stores.

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