We are officially entering the sweater weather season!
Who doesn’t love wearing a good, cozy sweater on a chilly fall day? While it may sound cheesy, it is one of life’s simple pleasures.
However, have you ever had a moment when one of your favorite sweaters snagged, ripped, or was damaged and wondered what you could’ve done to prevent it?
If you want to start taking better care of your favorite fall and winter sweaters so you can wear them even longer, here are some tips for how to do it!
Track when you wash them.
Unlike some of our more casual tops and tee-shirts, sweaters should not be washed that often. While it may sound a little odd or nasty, unless you spill something on them, your sweaters should be worn several times before getting washed. This will keep them from getting worn out too fast.
Cotton and cashmere sweaters can be washed after two to three wears, while polyester or wool sweaters can usually withstand around five wears before getting cleaned. To be extra cautious with your sweaters, hand wash them using gentle laundry detergent and let them soak in a bucket or sink full of cool water before rinsing them and allowing them to dry on a towel.
If you need to use your washing machine, always be sure to read your sweater’s label and follow the instructions!
Wear something underneath them.