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Pressto's guide on caring for your clothes

Pressto's guide on caring for your clothes

It's essential to let your clothes breathe so spread them out for a couple of hours before slipping them back into the wardrobe. Esther Lennaerts, executive chairperson of Pressto helps you care for your clothes.

WARDROBE WARRANTY
It's essential to let your clothes breathe so spread them out for a couple of hours before slipping them back into the wardrobe. Give woollens a three-day rest before reusing as this helps them shed wrinkles and regain their original shape. The right hanger ensures that creases are in the right place and breathable covers keep out dust while allowing air circulation. Since moths are attracted to perfumes and other smells from your garments, make sure everything is washed or, better yet, dry cleaned, at the end of the season.

COME CLEAN
Attend to stains immediately, else they may solidify and damage the fabric completely. Never rub a stain. Blot it with absorbent paper towels with one piece in front and another behind. Steer clear of popular tricks like applying soda, white wine, salt and so on. These make it harder to remove the stain.

DEALING WITH THE DRY CLEANER
Always repair small tears before sending your clothes to the cleaners and check pockets for knickknacks to avoid rips. Make sure you tell the cleaners the origin of your stain as this helps them pick the right cleaning solution. Make sure your dry cleaner uses fresh solvents after each batch. If he doesn't, you're clothes are being cleaned in someone else's dirty solvent. Make sure your formalwear is ironed carefully, especially around the sleeves and collars.

DRESSING ETIQUETTE
Your shirt sleeves should end below the wrist & at the beginning of your palms. The trouser's waistline should be comfortable, with an extra inch for breathability. The length should stretch down to the top quarter part of the shoe.