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How To Take Care Of Your Cardigans

Those winter days yearn for cardigans as they keep you warm and cosy! Cardigan is essential for the winter but because of its delicacy, it does need special care and attention. With proper care, your cardigans will last for years. In this blog, we’ll give you the best tips to care for your cardigans!

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1. Always Read The Label

When it comes to other garments, you might be able to get away with ignoring the label (even if it’s advised to read it). However, with cardigans, you will risk shrinking and fading them if you don’t read the label and proceed to wash them without care.

To properly care for your cardigans, read the labels to see details on washing, ironing, drying, dry clean etc.

2. Try To Wash By Hand

As a rule, try to avoid the washing machine because this can cause shrinking. Always opt to wash by hand as it helps preserve them better and keeps their fabrics intact.

To do this, wash your cardigan in cold water using a non-bio detergent. Let your cardigan soak for 30 minutes and then start to rinse under cold water. Once it’s been rinsed, gently squeeze the water out and roll it in a towel to ensure all the water is gone.

3. Don’t Over-Wash

Cardigans are mostly made out of wool and if it gets exposed to too much water regularly, they will start to wear down and lose their quality. To keep it safe, wash it every 5 wears but even then, spot-cleaning usually does the job.

Your body is not prone to sweat in the winter, so you won’t need to wash your cardigan as much, but if there is a spill or stain, you need to wash it immediately.

4. Wear a T-Shirt Underneath

It’s common for people to wear multiple layers in the winter. It does the job and keeps us warm! While cardigans do a great job themselves in keeping us cosy and warm, wearing a t-shirt underneath actually takes care of your cardigans better. This is because a t-shirt plays the part of a barrier that limits sweat and odour from getting to your cardigan. If there is less sweat on your cardigan, there is less need to wash the cardigan so it does a great job in preservation!

5. Fold Your Cardigans

A crucial tip to care for your cardigans is to fold, not hang, them. Hanging will cause them to stretch and lose their shape. So whenever you have washed and dried your cardigans, ensure they are folded neatly in a drawer or a shelf.

6. Contact Professionals To Care Of Your Cardigans

Winter is a great time to be all snuggled up on the sofa, drinking hot chocolate and watching TV. The thought of getting up to do your laundry chores can be annoying. The good news is, with Laundryheap, you can rely on us to take great care of your cardigans so you can stay cosy!

Our ironing and dry-cleaning services will ensure your cardigans will stay in tip-top condition so you can stay warm all winter!

Once you book a service, our team will collect your laundry and deliver them back to you within 24 hours – all clean and fresh!

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Winter laundry tips to keep your clothes in top condition

Winter brings hot chocolate, cosy nights, and crisp fresh air in the morning. With all the joy winter can bring, it can also be the source of laundry frustrations. Clothes take longer to dry in the winter due to the cold air but with better preparations, you can stay on top of your laundry. To help you do just that, we’ve compiled a list of winter laundry tips!

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1. Choose a Room With The Best Drying Space

As the rainy days come more frequently, doing the laundry gets more frustrating. There is less heat so in turn, clothes take longer to dry. Luckily, there are effective ways to dry your clothes indoors.

To keep your clothes in top condition, we recommend drying your clothes in a room that has ventilation as it prevents mould, dampness and moisture damage.

When you do dry your clothes, be sure to place the drying rack next to an open window so there is good airflow that speeds up the drying process. It’s best you also close the door to allow the air to circulate around the room.

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2. Hang Clothes Properly

As far as winter laundry tips go, hanging clothes properly is right up there in terms of importance. While it may sound obvious, it is unfortunately a common mistake many do. When you are hanging clothes, make sure the thicker clothes go on top so they can dry faster because air circulates most at the top.

For the clothes (i.e. thinner and smaller clothes) that require less time to dry, place them at the bottom.

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3. Make Use Of The Sun

Doing laundry in the winter is like a game of cat and mouse; you need to take advantage of the sun when it is out. If it’s out, get on top of your laundry chores and use the drying clothesline outside so your garments can dry much quicker.

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4. Re-wear Clothes

In the wintertime, you are less prone to sweating so clothes have less chance of smelling bad. Re-wearing clothes also reduce the amount of time you need to wash your clothes. In reality, washing clothes that aren’t dirty will not preserve their condition and will only waste energy and laundry detergent.

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5. Wash Coats Twice In Winter

Your winter coats are essential for the season. Make sure you take care of them. The minimum times you should be washing them is twice in the winter.

To do this, you need to pour laundry detergent in cold water and place the jacket in it. After this, put the coat inside the washing machine and wash on a gentle cycle for 30 minutes. It’s essential you squeeze it gently before drying it on very low heat.

An extra tip for you, if you do add tennis balls in the dryer with the winter coat, it will help regain the fluffiness!

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Everybody has a love/hate relationship with winter. As beautiful the scenery can be during this season, it does make laundry difficult, but we hope these 5 winter laundry tips have prepared you well!

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