Tips For Sweater Maintainance

Sweaters are always your best pal during cold season. But sometimes they may look old and depressing and may require high-maintenance. Dry-cleaning may be the best tip to maintain sweaters but the costs can be prohibitive and the chemicals may strip the natural oils from the yarn. Here are a few tips to maintain sweaters to look new, clean and pristine.

1.Wear a cotton shirt under sweaters to avoid contact with body sweat.

2.Do not wash sweaters often, as washing may be hard on these garments because the woven fibers stretch and shrink drastically during frequent wash/dry process.

3.Never wash sweaters in a washing machine. It is always better to hand wash sweaters with cold water, adding a small amount of mild detergent specially formulated for them.

4.For deodorant stains on sweaters, turn it inside out and carefully hand wash until the deodorant dissolves.

5.While drying the woolen garment, dry it on a plastic hanger or over the sink or tub or outside, if weather permits.

6.It is better to lay sweaters flat on a floor or any dry area for a good ventilation to get rid of the musty smell.

7.Sweaters can be maintained by draping it over the towel bar in your bathroom to avoid the growth of molds that producing an unpleasant, damp odour.

8.If you want your sweaters to look new, never hang them but always fold them up and put them in a drawer.

9.For sweaters to smell good, maintain sweaters by using scented sachets or naphthalene balls.

10. It is better if you Do not allow hooks and buttons on a bag or coat, to come in contact with your woolen garment, as it will pull the wool out, create bobbins and ultimately have a disastrous effect.

11. To remove bobbins on sweaters use salt paper and gently rub on sweaters. For dust on sweaters brush them lightly with a soft brush(soft bristle tooth brush).

Keeping your sweaters looking like new isn"t a difficult task. Adopt these simple inexpensive tips to make them look best and as attractive as ever.

Read more about: sweaters, winter, fashion
Story first published: Tuesday, November 2, 2010, 12:41 [IST]
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