4 Tips for Sweater Care

Old man winter has a grip on the country. From the Midwest to the East coast, snow is
piling up and temperatures are dropping below zero. As Americans try to stay warm,
they’re bundling up and dragging out every sweater they own, even those multi-colored
Christmas sweaters from dear old Aunt Matilda. Sweaters are the perfect winter layering
piece but they can be tricky to maintain. Whether they’re cashmere, angora, wool or
mohair, following a few simple steps will help ensure your favorite cardigan or cowl-
neck looks great between dry cleanings, season after season.

4 Tips For Sweater Care:

1) Remove Debris: Before putting your sweater away after each use, be sure to de-
pill, de-hair and de-lint it. Hair and lint can be quickly and safely removed using
a soft baby’s hairbrush. Pills can be picked off by hand without damaging the
sweater but if you like gadgets, you can purchase a small electric shaver, specially
made for the job.

2) Wash Delicately: Some sweaters can be washed by hand (always refer to the
manufacturer’s washing instructions) but don’t wring out the excess water as this
can damage fibers. Instead, roll the sweater in an absorbent towel.

3) No Wire Hangers: Avoid hanging sweaters to dry on wire hangers or any other
kind for that matter. Sweaters will become misshapen, too long and you could
wind up looking like you grabbed the quarterback’s gym bag instead of your own.
Lay flat to dry on a countertop or freestanding drying rack.

4) Fix It: If your sweater gets a hole or loses a button, repair it immediately before
a small accident becomes a gaping disaster and too big for the average seamstress
to mend. For teeny tiny holes, clear nail polish can be dabbed on the backside.

For the best care, bring your favorite sweaters to any Wichita area In The Bag Dry
Cleaners. Click here for a $1 off sweater cleaning coupon.  Your clothes are SAFE with us!

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