Winter has arrived in and your woolen are the best companion during this season. It requires utmost care to clean the woolen as fibers are delicate and more prone to damage. Avoid washing machine to clean your sweater and avoid hanging your sweater for drying, says experts.
In this post, we have discussed several ways on how to keep your woolen safe and evergreen!
Don’t use washing machine to clean the sweaters as they may lose their shine. Instead opt for electrostatic brush to clean the woolen after every wear as woolen tend to accumulate lot of dust particles are more prone to moth. Airing them and spot cleaning is another way to keep them new as ever.
Gently clean the stains-If by chance, you stain the sweater or scarf, take it to the dry cleaner. In case the stain is not very firm and you think you can manage to vanish it off at home, buy high quality detergent especially for woolens. Mix it with water and soak woolen in that mixture. Gently scrub the piece of clothing with your hands. Remember to do this only for items that come with don’t dry clean tag.
Don’t hang the woolens-Unlike other clothes don’t hang the woolen on clothes line like other articles as it may cause fabric to stretch and it may lose its original shape virtually. Lay the sweater on flat surface and let it to dry at room temperature. Don’t put them under direct sunlight as intense heat can sap colour and life of your woolens. As they are more vulnerable to stretching and become out of shape, you must also avoid hanging woolens on hangers in the closet. Instead, fold them and keep it at a separate place.
Don’t iron it when dry-Woolens should never be ironed when they are dry, as this won’t ease out deep creases. Eventually, they can scorch easily under direct sun rays. Instead opt for steam press. If this is not an option, use a wet plain white cotton cloth and apply it very slightly, use it as a buffer between the iron and woolen.
Avoid moth attacks and germs-Wool is more prone to moth attacks and germ build ups. So, it is important to clean it on regular basis and never stack remotely damp woolen clothes in your wardrobe, as you may end up creating breed of germs. Use naphthalene balls to stash away the moths where you are placing woolens.