It can be extremely frustrating when you see your clothing getting worse with every wash. Colors fade, and the detergent build-up can make the clothes look dull and old. Luckily, there are ways to make the clothing look new again.
Combat Detergent Build Up with Vinegar
By adding half of a cup of vinegar to your washing machine, you can help reduce the built-up detergent in your clothing. Add the vinegar either directly in the drum of the washing machine, or pour it into the softener dispenser. Since the vinegar also works great for preventing the detergent build-up, it is also a good idea to add it to the washing cycle for the new clothing.
Use Dyes to Refresh Color
The color on the garments fades over time. If you want to give your clothes vibrant and lively colors they once had, you can re-dye them. First, check whether the clothing item is made of at least sixty percent natural materials. If it is, it will likely accept the dye well. Make sure the clothing is spotless and choose the fabric dye. Try to find a color close to the original wash of the garment. Follow the instructions on the packaging, and your clothing item will look as good as new.
Go to The Tailor
We all have clothing that just doesn’t fit us properly. This can cause a garment to look old and worn out. When clothes fit you properly, they will look much better and newer. Head to your local tailor and make your clothing fit you perfectly.
Spray Your Clothes with Starch
Starch works great when you are ironing collars, but it also works well for other clothing items as it prevents fraying. It also forms a barrier between the material and dirt and stains and makes the clothes look new by binding fibers.
Wash Your Clothes Inside Out
Washing your clothes inside out will prevent fading and will make your clothes look new for longer. This is especially important for clothing pieces with prints, dark washed denim, and sequined clothing. Also, when you are washing delicate pieces, make sure you are using gentle cycles and colder water.