Caring for Vintage Clothes: Basic 10 Tips

If you want to keep your clothes as best as possible, and more even in the case of vintage garments, there are some basic items that can not miss in your House. It gives a review and see what is what you need to keep your garments in the best conditions:

  1. Padded hooks:

Wood or plastic are used, but no better option to hang your clothes to the padded hooks, as these prevent your clothes become deformed and are maintained as best as possible.

Recommended especially for Hung tops or dresses, skirts, it is better to get hooks with presses to stop them and that they do not slip, you can place a piece of fabric so that it will protect your garment and you avoid that I will mark the fabric. For pants, I personally prefer to keep them folded in a drawer because the hooks tend to crease them and mistreat the fabric.

Fabrics and silk garments fare never hung.

Caring for Vintage Clothes Basic 10 Tips

  1. Plastic boxes with a piece of Cedar:

There are places that sell them with cedar, but if you can not find in any store that sells Cedar home remodeling products and ask that they cut in pictures. The Cedar is excellent to drive away pests that can damage your wardrobe, especially military clothing for sale. You must make sure that you can smell the essence of cedar, because if you can not perceive, surely the bugs either. When Cedar loses its aroma sandpaper can pass you back to regain their fragrance.

  1. Wrap paper roll:

They are excellent to remove lint, hair, and animal hair.

There must be one in every house, especially if pets also inhabit it. This type of rolls that come with a handle often spare parts that you can buy and change when the paper has been exhausted.

  1. Old rake:

Use it with care, as although he is old, and the knife is worn it could cut our clothes and damage them forever.

It is used to passing it on garments whose cloth or material developed “ball” or “specks” (usually with things from wool or knitted sweaters). Place the fabric on a flat surface where it will be wrinkle-free and “rasuras” to remove the pellets that have formed on the surface.

  1. Soft Shampoo:

There are different brands, but you must make sure to be detergent for delicate items, always used by hand. Items vintage is always better not to risk and hand wash with mild shampoos and leave them to dry on a towel on a flat surface, away from the direct rays of the Sun.

  1. Toothbrush:

An old toothbrush that we serve to carve small spots always is useful when attempting to remove the fabric woven a new or old spot. It also serves to carve cuffs or collars and try out the base of them.

  1. Close the vacuum bags:

They are great for storage, especially if you want to save space, to create vacuum and remove the air space that needs the garment it is much lower. They are also good to prevent the passage of moisture, but you have to make sure the garment is perfectly clean and dry before use.

  1. Vinegar:

The vinegar mixed with water is excellent for removing odors, but may run the garment, so is trying to test it first in a place that is not noticeable before applying it in places that can accumulate bad smells, as it is the area under the armpits. It is also good to kill fungi that have formed in the fabric.

  1. Baking:

Mixed with water also helps remove odors, but it could leave mark. Spraying a party that is not very noticeable and leaves to dry to see if he doesn’t want to stain. You are recommended mostly with wool.

  1. Vertical steam iron:

They are not economic, but if your budget allows your wardrobe you will appreciate it, is the best way to remove wrinkles without abusing the fabric or risking to burn them, apart from the fact that they are practical, fast and simple to use.