Updated: Nov 16, 2020
Oh “the chair!” Most everyone has one. It’s that place of purgatory for clothes that have been worn before but could be worn again. They’re not dirty enough for the laundry basket but also not closet material. The first step in moving past this heap is acceptance. For real, thou!
Many items in your wardrobe don’t need to be washed after each wear, so this limbo state is perfectly normal. In fact, over-laundering may compromise the lifespan of many pieces like denim, wool, and cashmere. Items from “the chair” can be moved confidently back to the closet these quick tips and tricks for freshening them in between washes. And leaves your chair available for what it was intended for! STEAM
Steaming is one of the easiest, most natural ways to freshen up a previously worn piece. On high heat, steam works to kill germs and bacteria, which can in term eliminate odors. Add a capful of Fabric Spray to infuse with the scent of your choice. If you don’t own a steamer, you can achieve similar results by setting an iron to the “steam” setting and hovering your iron over the item. Be sure not to make contact with the item as pressing some fabrics like wool may crush and damage fibers.
Spraying garments with one of our nontoxic fabric sprays is a quick and easy way to freshen up. Each adds a fresh scent while eliminating odors. Our Fabric Sprays works perfectly for just about anything from linens to denim to outerwear. GIVE IT A BRUSH Eliminate lint and give your garments a refresh with regular brushing. Use a Cashmere Brush to remove any accumulated lint from wool outerwear and sweaters by gently sweeping it across your garment. By doing so, you’ll release the fabrics’ natural oils which help to stimulate and rejuvenate the yarns. For cotton shirts and more delicate pieces like silks and synthetics, we recommend an even gentler touch using our Clothing & Upholstery Brush to remove lint, fuzz, pills, hair, and fur, leaving your item looking neat and clean. AIR IT OUT
Simple yet effective, giving your garments room to breathe can keep them fresh. If you don’t have access to an outdoor drying line, simply hanging pieces in an open area outside of your closet can do the trick. You can also use your dryers’ “air dry” setting to fluff up your fabrics while removing lint and dust. Because no heat is used during the process, there’s no need to worry about your garment shrinking. For delicate pieces, we recommend inserting them into one of our Mesh Bags before adding to the dryer to protect intricate details and prevent snags. STORE Proper storage in-between wears can go a long way and requires minimal effort. You can use one of our Cruisers (my secret) to place in a drawer, which can also be used for shelving. They add a fresh laundry scent to linens, intimates, and other clothing items.