Tip Tuesday: Don’t Wash Your Jeans

Sometimes you can go against the status quo, when it comes to your laundry that is. Did you know you can actually extend the life of your jeans if you don’t wash them often?
It’s true. I first heard about this from my cousin years ago. She told me to wash my jeans after every so many wears and to wash my dark denim inside out to keep the color from fading. It keeps them around longer, which leads me to today’s tip:

8 Ways to Extend the Life of Your Jeans

Set the color
Set the color of new dark jeans using 50% vinegar and 50% water, soak for 30 minutes. Wash as usual. Each time you wash add 1 tbs of vinegar per cup of water washed.

 

Wear your jeans
Wear jeans 4 to 5 times before washing them again, if they are not completely soiled.

 

Cold water
Wash your jeans in cold water.

 

To keep your denim jeans longer spot clean them, set the color with distilled vinegar and wash with a gentle laundry detergent. https://thehousethatwalkerbuilt.wordpress.com/

To keep your denim jeans longer spot clean them, set the color with distilled vinegar and wash with a gentle laundry detergent.
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Delicate
Select gentle or delicate washer cycle.

 

Spot clean
Spot clean instead of washing your jeans by using a gentle detergent or Spray ‘n Wash applied with a washcloth or cotton swab.

 

Inside out
Turn inside out to preserve color in the wash.

 

Hand wash
Fill the tub or sink with cold water, add gentle detergent like Woolite, turn jeans inside out, soak for 45 minutes to an hour. Agitate the jeans without rubbing together. Roll the jeans in a  towel to soak up some of the water. Hang to air dry.

 

Air dry
Allow to drip dry or lay flat because heat weakens denim fibers.

 

Have you ever used any of these tips to keep your denim longer or do you have other tips to extend the life of your jeans? Share them with me via twitter, instagram or comment below.
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