We all release our stress in different ways. For some, hitting some weights at the gym does the trick, and for others listening to music, dancing or taking a long nice bath is preferred. However, many of us (especially women) find hitting the nearest mall and doing some damage at our favorite retail stores the most ideal way to relieve stress. It’s great to be able to walk around, feel confident trying on a stellar new outfit and leave the store knowing that you’ve treated yourself – and your wardrobe – after a long and stressful day.
After you buy that new little black dress, or silk trousers or suede shoes, it seems like the hardest part of browsing, trying on clothes and snagging the best sale is done with…
However, the most important part of picking out a new wardrobe (especially high-quality fabrics) is maintaining it once you get home.
It’s easy to get lazy or overlook this crucial aspect of taking care of your wardrobe, but quality maintenance is key in order for your clothing to retain its original aesthetic and last for years. One of the easiest steps to maintaining your wardrobe is throwing away any wire hangers ASAP! Wire hangers can cause permanent damage to your clothes; splurge a little and buy wooden hangers — you won’t regret it.
Make sure that your closet is a cool, dark environment in order to prevent any harmful exposure to insects, bacteria or sunlight.
It is important to shine your shoes and brush your jackets after every use. Shoe trees are essential to keep your leather dress shoes intact and natural repellents should always be used for your favorite wool sweater or blanket to keep moths and other pesky insects away.
Finally, when it comes to cleaning your wardrobe, each type of material often requires a different type of treatment, detergent, or soap. Using the wrong detergent, extreme heat from dryers or the wrong setting on an iron can permanently damage your favorite garment. There’s nothing worse than browsing through your wardrobe to find your favorite shirt shrunk enough to fit your pet chihuahua. Here at Pico Cleaners, our 30+ years of experience has taught us everything there is to know about fabrics, dry cleaning, fluff & flood, and alterations, just to name a few aspects of garment care. We even go above and beyond offering a completely FREE pick up and delivery service, saving you even more time while we take care of all your wardrobe and dry cleaning needs.