Money Saving Clothing Tips

A few handy tips that can save you money!

  • A stitch in time does save nine.  Repair small problems right away.  Sewing a few stitches to repair a tiny tear is much easier than having to sew an entire seam and less expensive than replacing the item if it becomes irreparable.
  • Use good quality hangers that support your clothes.  Flimsy wire hangers allow clothes to sag out of shape.  Over time they may even cause damage to the shoulders of garments.
  • Don’t crowd clothes in your closet, as crowding causes wrinkles, which must then be removed. Ironing them again not only wastes your time, but also adds to the wear and tear on your clothes.  Storing out of season clothes in another location makes more room in your closet so that your garments aren’t crushed.
  • Sweaters should be folded and placed in drawers, on shelves, or in storage boxes.  Be sure that wool garments, in particular, are clean when stored to deter insects that may smell a banquet on the sleeve of your sweater.  It’s disheartening to pull out your favorite sweater and discover a moth hole.
  • Treat spots and stains as soon as possible.  If you take the article to a dry cleaner, point out any spots so that they can be given extra attention.  It also helps if you can identify what caused the stain.

By Linda Nelson
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