Ruined clothes are nothing new! There are so many ways you can ruin them. In order to avoid ruining your clothes, we have selected a whole gallery full of examples that show you what you are doing wrong that ruins your stuff. Scroll down the page to see what you were doing wrong with storing, washing, or wearing your clothes. We are sure you will recognize your own attitude with clothes in most of the examples listed below. Change what you were doing wrong, and avoid ruining your clothes forever.
1. You’re hanging your sweaters like you would hang a normal shirt
Do you make the mistake of hanging your sweater the same way as you hand your shirt? Wrong! Gravity will stretch out the neck and the shoulders, especially if you are hanging heavier sweaters. In order to avoid ruining your clothes, sweaters, and especially heavily knitted sweaters, the best will be to fold them and lay the on a hanger the same way as presented in the picture above. Or, if you have enough space in your drawers, then the best is to keep them folded in the drawer.
2. You’re dry-cleaning your clothes too often.
3. You machine-dry your bras and other delicates
In order to avoid ruining your clothing, especially your bras and other delicate pieces, we recommend you avoid drying them in the drying machine. The heat from the dryer will ruin the elastic making them lose its shape. Instead, you can lay them flat to dry. Or, you can drape them over a hanger by the sturdy middle piece between the cups. Try avoiding hanging bras by the elastic straps or band because hanging them this way, will stretch out your bras.
4. You machine-wash and dry your swimsuits
Washing your swimsuit in a washing machine can forever ruin your favorite pair of swimwear. In order to avoid ruining your clothes, then the best is to keep your swimsuit far away from the laundry machine. Washing them in it will cause the dye to fade and the fabric to pill. So, you better try to hand-wash your swimwear in tap water or with a little detergent. Then, you better lay them flat to dry completely. Never put them in the dyer.
5. You’re ironing delicate fabrics
We all know that some clothes must be ironed in order to look good. But, sometimes irons are too harsh for most fabrics, especially for delicate ones, like silk, for example. If you are not careful enough, you can ruin your favorite clothes this way. In order to avoid ruining your clothes when ironing them, we recommend you invest in a handheld steamer or try hanging the items in a super steamy bathroom for a few minutes.
6. You’re storing your shoes in big buckets
This is not typical advice on how to avoid ruining your clothes! But, once we take into count the importance of footwear in your overall look, we are sure you will be glad to read this hack on how to avoid ruining your shoes. The best way to maintain their shape and keep them clean is to store them upright. If possible, try to pace one of each pair in the front row and its match right behind it. This way you will see all your shoes at once without having to struggle to see what is hidden in the back. This is a super trick that will save you time in the morning when looking for what to wear for the day.
7. You crowd your jewelry on hooks
8. You forget to fasten buttons, hooks, and zippers, or to turn your jeans inside out before tossing your clothes in the laundry.
9. You hang your bags when you’re not using them.
Handbags are probably the most important accessories a woman can have in her wardrobe. This is why we thought that this trick will be helpful for you, despite the fact that it is not a typical trick on how to avoid ruining your clothes. A ruined handbag can ruin your entire outfit. So, keep reading! Stop hanging your bags when you are not wearing them! This will stretch out the shoulder straps making your bag look droopy. The best way to store your handbags when you are not using them is to rest them on a shelf so they can maintain their structure.
10. You forget to stuff and wrap your bags before storing them in your closet.
11. You’re washing your dark denim jeans instead of freezing them
Washing your jeans very frequently can ruin their structure, their shape and can fade their dye. In order to avoid ruining your clothes, we mean, your dark jeans, the best is to let the freeze in the fridge overnight. Then, the next morning you can wash them regularly. The freezer will kill most of the odor-causing bacteria while keeping the dye intact.