7 Tips to make your little one's clothes last longer
Toddlerhood and laundry go together like pb&j and Tide pens, amiright?! So much washing though, can take a serious toll on your child's clothes. Here are 7 tips to keep your little loves' clothes looking fresh and clean long enough to be handed down again and again!
Skip the wash and sleep in. I'm giving you permission, just skip it! If there are no visible stains or smellable smells...there's no reason to wash that outfit. Seriously, go ahead and wear it again!
Turn down the temp. Modern detergents are formulated to clean BEST in cold water, and warm or hot water can break down the fibers in your clothes even faster.
Use less detergent. You really only need about 1 tsp for a whole load. If you use too much--your machine will sense the excess suds and rinse AGAIN, using way more water...and too much will leave residue on your clothes.
SNAP, BUTTON, ZIP.
Make sure all zippers are zipped up, snaps snapped, and buttons buttoned. Those extra pieces of hardware hanging out can snag fabrics and do a LOT of damage.
We all know the dryer can cause shrinkage but all of that heat can also be harmful to fabrics. Set up a drying rack and let nature do it's thang!
Even if your darks aren't leaving major stains on your lights--the dyes in them will slowly dull the lighter colors over time. I like to sort my laundry into whites, darks, and reds get their own wash!
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