People tend to change their wardrobe once in awhile. Some buy new clothes because of the weather changes, while some simply wants to wear something new, or it’s the latest fashion trend. But what can you do to go green with your clothing?
First, donate the clothes that you throw away when you clean your closets. Some of the clothes you don’t want any longer might still be good for other people. You can donate these clothes to some families who may need them. You do not just help these families, but also eliminate the clothes that you dispose of end up in the landfill and get stuck there.
Some companies like Goodwill Industries and the Veteran’s Administration collect gently used clothing and sell it for a fraction of the cost. People can find great deals at a cheaper price.
Second, take good care of your clothes. Simply read each clothing label to know how to care for them so they won’t easily fade. Let’s see a few examples to extend the life of your clothes:
a. Wash clothes using cold water. Are you one of those people who strongly believe that hot or warm water cleans better and kills more germs? In fact if you want your clothes to be perfectly clean, simply mix detergent with cold water. Cold water not only helps you clean your clothes, but it also conserves energy and prevents colors from bleeding and fabric to deteriorate.
b. Use a clothesline to dry your clothes. You might think it’s old-fashioned but it really works. What’s good about it is that we use natural resources to dry our clothes. The sun and wind is free and saves more money and energy.
Do you need to dry heavy items like jeans, towels, or blankets in clothes dryer? Use a clean tennis ball to speed up the drying. It will also help fluff the items and dry faster.
c. Always fix clothing that has rips or torn buttons. These clothing can still be fixed and be used so don’t throw them away. It’s easy to fix them; you just need a needle and a thread. This will help you increase the life of your clothing and cut cost on a new wardrobe.
So remember, repair what you have, buy what you need, and wash your clothing carefully. These simple means will lengthen the life of your clothes, save money, and even help the environment all at the same time.
Top Green Cleaning provides commercial and residential natural “green” cleaning services in Phoenix, Gilbert, Mesa, Tempe, Chandler, Queen Creek, Arizona.