Published on August 11, 2021—  Leave a comment

Win a LG WashTower & Get the Best 10 Clothing Care Tips Ever

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Ready for a match made in clothing care heaven? We’re so excited to announce that we just partnered with LG to extend the life of clothing in the name of planet good. To kick off this mighty union we’re giving away a brand new LG WashTower (worth up to $2,000). Taking better care of your clothes means they’re less likely to end up in landfill. A smart washer dryer isn’t the only way to take better care of your clothes. Read on for more tips that will save energy, your clothes, and the planet!

1. Get Energy-Efficient Appliances 

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Speaking of energy-efficient appliances, LG WashTowers use 33% less water and 25% less energy than traditional models, plus they have fabric texture detection that grants your loved looks a custom wash experience so they last longer in better condition. Head to our Instagram to enter to win!

2. Do Your Hair & Makeup Before Dressing

Doing your hair and makeup for a day out is all fun and games until you notice your clothes fading from the hairspray that you use every day. Avoid getting makeup and hairspray on your clothes by glamming first and getting dressed after! It takes 700 gallons of water to produce a single T-shirt, so saving your clothes from a few washes is a small step in the right direction.

If you do happen to get makeup on yourself, fear not. For foundation stains, use a small amount of shaving cream and work it into the stain with a washcloth. If you get lipstick on your clothes, scrape off any excess lipstick, saturate the stain with hairspray, and carefully blot with a clean washcloth.

3. Use a Mesh Bag for Delicates

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Washing your delicates only to find a hole in them once you pull them out of the wash is the absolute worst. Avoid these accidental holes on delicate items, such as undergarments and pieces with lace, by investing in a mesh bag. Place delicate pieces in the mesh bag before washing, and hang to dry!

5. Wash Your Athletic Wear Sparingly

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We love athletic wear (workout optional!) and can’t live without our yoga pants, sports tops and track jackets, but we can’t talk about athleisure wear without touching on its environmental impact. Most workout clothes contain“microfibers” or plastic fibers that shed in the wash and drain into our ocean. If only these items were as good for the environment as they are for lounging around! Wearing them minimally and washing them only when absolutely necessary can help to reduce the amount of microfibers that harm our environment. You can also purchase a Guppyfriend Washing Bag or a Cora Ball, which are both specially designed to catch the tiniest of microfibers.

If you are having a hard time getting odor out of your athletic wear, make sure you air it out before throwing it right into the laundry. You can also choose to soak your clothes in a mixture of white vinegar and water, or you can put your clothes in a bag and stick them in the freezer. Both of these options work to eliminate odors!

6. Mend it Yourself

Clothes aren’t indestructible and sometimes unexpected mishaps occur to our beloved looks. No worries there are loads of do-it-yourself ways to mend your favorite items and get them ba