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    24 Ways To Make Your Clothes Last So Much Longer

    You're too fabulous to spend all your disposable income on new threads!

    1. Live and die by the care instructions on your garments and be wary of throwing your cheaper pieces into the dryer bc shrinkage is a terrible thing.

    2. Line dry items as needed and hang up and air out relatively clean garments you've worn *once* to wear again without washing.

    3. Spritz some Scotchgard on prized possessions made of suede or fabric to protect them from the elements.

    4. Learn what substances will easily remove which kinds of stains for less of a headache and strain on your forearm and clothing.

    5. Carry a Tide To Go pen because a stain is always easier to erase if you tackle it ASAP.

    6. Freeze your ~new~ tights so they'll be less likely to run (if you're not going for the Jenny gone bad Gossip Girl look).

    7. Hate the idea of frozen tights? Organize them in sandwich bags to avoid in-drawer snares (and shorten your morning routine).

    8. Get scrappy when it comes to making small shoe repairs. A tube of heavy-duty glue is basically your new BFF.

    9. Reinforce any loose buttons on outerwear now to avoid having the middle button on your best coat going MIA in the middle of the day.

    10. Teach yourself how to make basic alterations with a beginner's sewing guide and simple sewing kit so that pile of clothes in your laundry room you need to take to the tailor disappears.

    11. Detest sewing? Invest in some fabric glue for righting fallen hems and other clothes-ruining mishaps.

    12. Hand wash your bras! Once a week! But if you're too lazy for that, at least wash them in a special lingerie cage to help keep their shape.

    13. And store your bras correctly (aka upright) so they'll keep their form.

    14. Swap out any broken underwires with a pack of replacements because sometimes the bra's still fine, but the underwire is not.

    15. Toss your other delicates (think lingerie, activewear, baby clothes, etc.) in a mesh laundry bag for a gentler wash cycle.

    16. Put your shoes out of the reach of your four-legged friends' paws with an over-the-door rack. Maybe Porkchop doesn't intend to ruin your footwear, but those new sneaks look so tasty.

    17. Keep an eye on your ~investment footwear~ so you can get it resoled in plenty of time and get even more wear out of it.

    18. Skip a wash and freshen up non-soiled garments with a fabric steamer for a gentler clean.

    19. Swap out your typical fabric softener for wool balls to prevent buildup on your clothing and washing machine. Plus, they speed up drying time!

    20. And de-gunk your washing machine on the reg by tossing in an Affresh tab so your clothes'll get clean on the first try instead of taking an even bigger toll in a second cycle.

    21. Stifle footwear-killing smells thanks to bamboo charcoal deodorizers that won't compromise your shoes' material. (They're also good for diaper-pail smells?!)

    22. Regularly polish your leather pieces using a thrifty (but effective!) sponge so they'll look new for longer.

    23. Cover up knicks, bleach stains, and other light spots on black items with a black Sharpie because times are tough, but your clothes don't have to look it.

    24. And turn your jeans inside out before washing them to help prevent fading from water and detergent.

    Here's to making the stuff you love last for all of eternity!