5 Tips To Keep Woollens Tidy
By: Pinki Fri, 08 Nov 2019 11:16 AM
Winter is right around the corner and it is time to dig out your woollen clothes from your wardrobe. But before you do anything about them, read through this. The best thing about woollens is that, when taken good care of, they can be used for a very long period of time. Here are few basic but important notes on how to handle woollens before, during and after you use them in winter season.
* Clean Stains
If you happen to drop anything on your woollens, get rid of it as soon as possible. Use a good liquid stain-remover such as Vanish or Ezee.
* Use Cool Water Only
Cold water is used for laundry that is dark, bright colours that can bleed, and for woollens that are woven loosely as compared to cotton and silk fabrics. Delicate fabrics need to be washed in cold water only. As compared to, cold water also does not weaken the fibres.
* Use Conditioner
This is what most of us tend to forget. Woollens or not, use some fabric-conditioners after detergent wash for your clothes. For woollens, use conditioners that are specifically formulated for woollens. Make sure you properly dilute the conditioner in a bucket of water before dipping your woollens in it.
* Remove Excess Water Gently
When it comes to woollens, NEVER twist and squeeze them to remove excess water before drying them. Instead, scrunch them lightly, roll them in Turkish towels and gently twist them together.
* Do Not Expose Them To Sunlight To Dry
Never expose your just-washed woollens to sunlight. We usually tend to expose our drying laundry to sunlight for nearly 6 hours. And exposing woollens for this long will weaken the woven wool thread and can discolour the exposed side of the clothing. Simply place the woollens flat on a drier rack. Indeed, it will take a lot of time, but it is always a much safer option for your woollen clothes.