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10 clothes care tips to give your clothes a longer life

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Everyone will probably have garments collecting dust at the back of their closet - old-looking, stained, stretched, or faded. Many of these were new only a few months ago. Ninety percent of our garments are actually thrown away long before their intended lifespan. The culprit? Poor laundry habits.

Not only is this a waste of investment, it also contributes to fast fashion and environmental damage when you use too much water, energy and detergent. By adopting small habits every laundry day, you can help your clothes and the planet live longer.

Today, Zanussi Egypt will share some expert tips for proper garment care to make your favourite clothes last longer.

1. Read the laundry symbols carefully


Different fabrics need different water temperatures to retain color, sanitize, remove stains and heavy soils. As a general rule, use hot for removing bacteria and cold to gently clean delicate and bright colored garments.

Take a minute to read the care labels on each piece of clothing. You'll find the information you need to choose both the best water temperature and the type of washing cycle. It’s extremely important to follow the recommendations on the label to ensure the lifespan of your garment.

2. Sort dirty laundry


Sort dirty laundry

After reading the label, it's time to sort the dirty clothes by color, fabric weight, and washing temperature. You'll have much better results in removing stains, preserving colors, and protecting delicate fabrics if you wash similar types of fabric together.


On a basic level, you can separate whites, dark colors, light colors, and dry clean only.


Find more in-depth instructions in our blog post about How to operate an automatic washing machine.

3. Clean on the spot


Don’t let stains set. The longer a stain stays, the more likely it will stick. Prevent this with immediate treatment using natural laundry stain removers. Simply saturate set-in stains with vinegar, rub the spot with a paste made from equal parts vinegar and baking soda, and pop in the washer for a cool rinse.

For convenience, you can carry a stain removal pen. This will allow you to avoid food stains to ruin your favorite garment.

 

4. Wash less


Washing less regularly not only helps reduce the electricity consumption of the washing machine but also maintains the quality of your clothes.


Not all clothes need to be thrown in the washer after every wear. Jeans, sweaters and coats can be worn many times before washing, otherwise, frequent agitation and exposure to water could wear them out.


Gauge if you’ve sweated or spent a lot of time outdoors in them. If not, you get a free pass from hauling wet, heavy clothes from your washer — plus well-maintained clothes that look new for longer.

5. Say no to overloading your washing machine

 

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Putting a wash on when you don’t have a full load obviously wastes water; but at the same time, cramming your whole wardrobe in and overfilling the machine isn’t good for your clothes.

Not only do the clothes not wash properly, they will also rub against each other and cause damage and fading. Also, the detergent will not get washed away effectively.

6. Use the right program


The wrong ratio of water and cycle time can increase wear and tear on your clothes while unnecessarily using more energy — inflicting damage on your savings, your wardrobe, and the environment.


Avoid this with Zanussi’s automatic washing machines with AutoSense technology that intelligently adjusts time, water, and energy depending on your load size for the most optimal care.

7. Don’t use too much detergent


Excessive detergent leads to excessive bubbles, which can do the opposite of what the soap was formulated to do.

Adding too much soap to your washing machine can prevent your clothes from getting clean, or worse: leave them dirtier than they were initially.

>>> Learn more: Choosing the best powder for automatic washing machine

8. Master the ironing process


There are several pieces of clothing that require ironing, especially work clothes. It’s important to keep them look good. However, there are many things that can go wrong in the ironing process. Below is the basic ironing process to follow:

First, check the wash care label on the garment to understand if the garment can be ironed, and then check the product manual of your garment steamers or irons for correct usage instructions.


For your regular clothes, check the wash care label on your garment to see the appropriate ironing temperature. Also, set an ironing order to make the work efficient. You may go by the order of collar, cuffs and then the rest of the areas.

9. Know how to store your clothes

 

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So, how to care of cotton or silk clothes?


Clothes need breathing space too, especially those with natural fibers such as cotton, linen, silk and wool. It’s important that they’re stored in a cool, dry, and well-ventilated area to prevent mildew.

While hanging them retains their shape and keeps them wrinkle-free, make sure you’re using wooden or padded hangers. Heavy garments like sweaters may be folded instead so they don’t stretch out.

10. Keep your clothes in dry condition


Humid climates provide the optimal conditions for mold to grow, so keep the doors of your clothes open sometimes to allow air circulation. Also, after washing your garments, make sure they are completely dry before storing them away. Check out our ranges of Zanussi clothes dryer now!

Choose the right washing machines = Take proper care of your clothes


We’ve just walked you through 10 basic tips on how to care for clothes to make them last longer. Now let’s take your daily laundry care to the next level with Zanussi wide range of front load washing machines and top load washing machine.


You can avoid the guesswork as our washing machines offer multiple washing programs to ensure proper care for all types of fabric. Zanussi washing machines also come with PlusSteam technology, adding steam to the end of wash to reduce wrinkles without exposing them to the repeated heat of regular ironing. And by doing so, your clothes can look better for longer.


Plus, adopting sustainable practices is the best way to make a fashion statement, because when you help your clothes live longer, the planet does too. Care for both with Zanussi washing machines now!

 

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