care tips

Follow these tips and tricks to save time and money, and keep your cotton looking its best.

How to Unshrink a T-Shirt

1) In a sink, soak your shirt in warm water with three Tbsp. of hair conditioner for five minutes.

2) Stretch your wet shirt out on a flat surface to the desired size and keep it in place with household weights such as heavy jars or cans.

3) Leave it out to air-dry.

Outthinking Shrinking

If your clothes seem to get smaller and smaller every time you wash them, try taking them out of the dryer while they’re still damp and air-drying the rest of the way. It can make a big difference with preventing teeny, tiny tops.

Smooth It Out on Your Way Out

Notice a few wrinkles on your way out the door? Mist with a little water and smooth them out with your hand. Your knits, collars and lightweight woven fabrics will thank you later. 

Never Iron Again

Why waste your time ironing when you can toss a wet washcloth and your wrinkly clothes in the dryer for five to ten minutes? Watch the wrinkles disappear right before your eyes.

Get Your Jeans in Shape

Just because your jeans are bagging in the knees or butt doesn’t mean they belong in the hamper. Get back to a good fit by wetting them with some water or spray fabric softener and toss them in the dryer.

Stretch. Recover. Repeat

It takes 48 hours for spandex to recover from a good stretching. So after you wear cotton/spandex clothes like bras and skinny jeans, hang them up to shrink ‘em back to size.

Wrinkle’s Worst Enemy

Whether you’re traveling or just iron averse, hang your clothes in the bathroom while you take a hot shower. Once the mirror fogs up, your clothes will smooth right out.

Beat the Buzzer

If you want to score wrinkle-free clothes, intercept them halfway through the dry cycle and hang them up. Set a timer as a reminder and always try to use the sensor dry options to minimize over drying in general.

How to Keep Your Shirt Collar Crisp Without an Iron

1) Use water to dampen the collar around the fold.

2) Take a hair straightener (plugged in and warmed up, but not too hot) and pinch the shirt collar in between the hot plates.

3) Straighten out the creases within the collar by using a smooth back and forth motion with the hair straightener.

4) To maintain crispness, insert collar stays (remove before washing and dry-cleaning).

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