Thrifty and Frugal Living: Fabric Care Tips with Family Dollar and Giveaway

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Fabric Care Tips with Family Dollar and Giveaway


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Those perfect jeans. That unique shirt that makes you look SO thin. Your favorite clothing item. When you find a clothing item that you love, you want it to last forever. You don't want it to fade, shrink, discolor or tear. That perfect fit can be priceless. How do you care for your priceless item? Dollar General can help you make your clothes last longer by giving you quality laundry brands at cheaper prices. Here are some tips that I have for making clothes last longer:

1. Wash your clothes less - If you only wear your clothes for a short period of time and you don't do anything physical or dirty...why wash them? I was my jeans even less than my shirts and I have found that they last a lot longer because of it. We also reuse our towels a few times, t-shirts, etc.; just about everything other than underwear and socks.

2. When you do wash your clothes, use quality products - Using quality detergent like Tide can help your clothes last for a much longer time.

3. Keep a "dirty outfit" - Always keep a designated outfit that you don't care for and wear that outfit when you do "dirty" work like gardening, babysitting young kids, etc.

4. Monitor and repair your clothes - Keep an eye on your favorite clothing items for snags and rips. The sooner you catch them, the less drastic they will be. Cut the extra fabric off of snags and evaluate the situation. For rips and wholes, patch or sew them. If you aren't able to sew have a friend or seamstress to do it for you for cheap.

Do you have any tips for making your clothes last longer?

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45 comments:

Haley Duke said...

These are great tips. I have a pari of jeans that have a hole in the butt and I'm just mortified because they're one of my favorites. I've had them forever and I can't bare to part with them. So sad….

Dawn Monroe said...

My tip is to put fabric sheets in your drawers for great smelling clothes.

steve weber said...

pre-treat heavily soiled clothes before washing them.

Sandra Davis said...

my tip is to keep separate laundry baskets in the laundry room to keep the colors separated then you don't have to spend time doing that when its laundry time.

Seyma Bennett Shabbir said...

My tip is to add baking soda to the wash. it cleans the clothes better and leaves it smelling fresher!

Kristi Price said...

My tip is to use a wrinkle release spray after drying on some shirts that roll up at the bottom, or on a wrinkly collar..works really well and sure beats ironing.

Marilyn's Money said...

I only use half a dryer sheet & that seems to work just as well as a whole, masongirl1127@yahoo.com

Natalie said...

My tip is to wash your towels separately from your other clothes to avoid them being covered in fuzz.

clc408 said...

I wash colors in cold water to avoid fading.

tat2gurlzrock said...

I leave the washer door open so it doesn't get mildewy inside and make your clothes smell bad.

Sharon Kaminski said...

I always try to wash a full load.

BethElderton said...

I wash some things on the delicate cycle that are not necessarily marked "delicate"--sweaters, thinner fabric blouses,things that need washing but aren't really too "dirty." This both helps to save fabrics and save money with a shorter cycle.
Mary Beth Elderton

dlhaley said...

We wash our clothes in cold water and we use fabric softener.

lilsnobelle said...

Do not wash your towels with fabric softener, it gets build up overload.

Barbara Montag said...

I don't leave the clothes in the dryer longer than necessary.
Thank you.

Deb said...

Seperate! Seperate! Can't say it enough- separate according to colors AND fabric weight, too.

The boys in my house can't seem to get this thru their head!

Kelly Nicholson said...

Tell me what your laundry care tip is in the comments below (

all i know is wash them before you run out

Heavensangel2387 said...

I use cold water to prevent the colors from fading, and stain removing products to get rid of the stains.

Debbie Jackson said...

My tips are only do full loads and presoak.

Brutus Duffy said...

I use hair spray (can) to get out tough stains.

Heather Panjon said...

My Tip Is To Air Dry Clothing When Pissible And Wash In Cold Water To Reduce Fading, Shrinking.
Heather Hayes Panjon
hthr83heather at yahoo dot com

latanya t said...

I wash my clothes in cold water

Tiffany Weikel said...

We wash our clothes in cold water.

Chic Southern Charm said...

I use Fels Nepstha to get out tough stains and a bar in less than $1.00.

Jessica Kaufman said...

My tip is check the kids pockets before you toss there clothes into the machine. they are always carrying around a crayon, marker, or gum.

desdun31 said...

I like to hang dry my clothing to have them not wear out as quickly.



Desiree Dunbar
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LesleyfromWI said...

I always flat dry my sweaters

Marilyn said...

Wash cotton clothes in cold water. Colors will stay brighter and items will last longer.

Deb Christie said...

If your clothes are just need freshening, not soil removal, use a half amount of detergent and a short cycle.

susan1215 said...

I wash colors in cold water to avoid fading.

terri142 said...

I like to do most washes with cold water saves money and less wear and tear on the cloths

annemarie562000 said...

I wash our laundry in cold water to save money!

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yellowlabs said...

I don't overstuff my washer otherwise my clothes don't get really clean.

imaclutz89 said...

Hang dry as much as you can! It saves the fabric and also saves money by drying less!

Sky Evans said...

My tip is to wash in cold.

lmurley2000 said...

my tip is to read the clothing label it helps

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Jennifer said...

Turn your jeans inside out to prevent fading in the wash.

jennylovesjeff (at) hotmail (dot) com

Kim Reid said...

I like to pre-treat all the stains before I wash, thanks!

kimberlybreid at hotmail dot com

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Roxann said...

My tip is to soak any clothing with stains as soon as possible. It will make the stains come out easier.

Candie L said...

I have learned that if I just do one load a day I do not have mountains of laundry to do over the weekend. Thank you


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Cathy Truman said...

We try to do a full load and I
wash in cold water
Cathy Truman
kbtruman(at)att(dot)net

amanda whitley said...

use chalk on whites to get stains out

Amanda Sakovitz said...

I air dry my delicates to make them last longer.

Thomas Murphy said...

I pre treat bad stains right away.

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