5 Tips To Keep Your Wardrobe Looking Fresh

Are you constantly feeling as if you are buying new clothing each season and spending unnecessary chunks of your disposable income? Don’t worry, you are not alone. Many South Africans feel the need to keep up with the latest trends. Instead, why not look after your clothing and save money and the environment, by not purchasing fast fashion.

Follow Gumtree’s 5 tips to keep your wardrobe looking fresh:

  1. Defuzzer/lint roller: Dog hair, fluff and clothing balls can make your garments look old and drabby. Instead of them sitting at the back of your cupboard, rather use a defuzzer or lint roller to clean your outfit. This will allow you to go out looking as if you have a brand new outfit.
  2. Waterproof shoe spray: Spending money on shoes and with one step in a puddle, they are ruined? This has happened to many of us at least once in our lifetime. There are plenty of options for shoe sprays which coat shoes in a waterproof layer and protect them from mud and water stains. 
  3. Washing: When the weather starts changing and you are no longer wearing those common garments, pop them into the washer, so they can be freshly stored away until the next year. Nothing worse than taking a garment out and it smells like a cupboard. Make sure to select the correct washer setting for your type of material,  sort into dark and light clothing and use a reputable detergent, which won’t ruin your items, and best of all, a good smelling fabric conditioner. 
  4. Hangers: There’s nothing worse than taking out a cute blouse to wear, but it is crinkled.  Make sure to buy enough hangers to hang up blouses and pants to avoid crinkles. 
  5. Sorting: Clothing items you say you are going to wear, but never do. Make a decision that if you haven’t worn items within that year, it’s time to go. Clean out what you haven’t worn that season and donate / sell on Gumtree. Perhaps someone might fall in love with a garment you have been storing in the back of your cupboard for many years!

Recently, clothes swaps have become more popular and allows for clothing to be recycled and reused. Clothes swaps are a great incentive to clean your cupboards and may introduce you to like-minded people in the buying and selling process. 

Now that you’ve got the knowledge, it’s time to shop! Head to gumtree.co.za or your Gumtree app (click for Apple & Android) and don’t forget to use your location settings to find local fashion information close to home.


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