As soon as the wind starts getting warmer and the sun begins to peek out, spring cleaning begins. Spring is the perfect time to enjoy the warm weather and the great outdoors, but it’s also the favorite period to invite friends and family over. There’s no better time to deep clean every nook and cranny in your home.
It’s true. Women are attracted to men in suits. It has a lot to do with the aura of self-confidence it brings along, which also commands the respect of other men. So it can be said that investing in, and maintaining a good suit has its advantages. Part of the maintenance includes taking your suit to dry-clean, but how often is that necessary? When should you dry-clean a suit?
We all like looking and feeling good. We try our best most days, but on others we tend to be a bit lazy and think we can get away with a few of the following mistakes, especially #5. Looking fresh and polished can be quite easy if you simply make a few small adjustments to your routine. Below we list a few things that you should avoid if you want to show your best self.
It’s very likely that at some time or the other, you owned a dress shirt or blouse that had stains, discoloration or even tears after only a few wears. Especially in the armpit area (Hello yellow underarms!). With the warmth of the summer comes the challenge of keeping the underarms of your dress shirts or blouses dry, clean, and most importantly the same color as the rest of the shirt. So you’re probably asking yourself: what happened to my dress shirt or blouse that caused the stain or discoloration? Why can’t I raise my arms in confidence, high five people or give thumbs ups?
It happens to the best of us: You’re about to put on a dress shirt only to realize the collar is yellow — even though you just washed it. In some cases, you may have just gotten it back from the dry cleaner after going through a wash and press shirt service. Rings around dress shirt collars have been a total pain in the neck for many men and women. However, just like any other problem we encounter, you can either react to it or you can prevent it.
Spring has arrived! The evenings are brighter and it’s time to fire the grill. But imagine coming home from a delicious and fun barbecue with your friends and family only to realize you have a big oily sauce stain on your outfit. Thanks a lot burger…! The truth is that barbecue stains are not easy to get out, mainly because the barbecue sauce does not only leave a stained spot on the fabric but also an oily residue.
Winter season! A season of fresh cold breeze and gentle snow. With our chilly winters, here in The Netherlands, it’s tough to dress warmly without combining fabrics such as cashmere, wool, leather and down into our wardrobe. Most times these fabrics require a large investment when purchased, yet we put very little time and effort in properly cleaning, storing and caring for them.
Saturday mornings are best spent in bed, and there’s no better feeling than waking up and remembering that it’s the weekend. From croissants and bagels to fried eggs, we all have enjoyed breakfast in bed at some point in our lives, but it’s not just food stains that can prompt us to ask: “How often should I wash my bed sheets?”
Whether it’s a certain color that flatters your appearance or a certain fit that compliments your figure, most of us know how to shop for clothing that makes us feel and look our best. But what many people still aren’t aware of is how to keep their clothes looking as good as new over time.