sweater care

Sweater Care Tips

As the temperatures drop, it is time to break out the sweaters. Sweaters can be made from a wide variety of materials like angora, mohair, cashmere and even wool. Each of those fabrics can have their own tricky set of care instructions. Keeping your sweaters looking good takes some time and finesse. Remember, your Kerrisdale dry cleaner West Boulevard Cleaners is here to help you with any of your sweater care needs.

Always Read the Care Labels

Before you do anything to or with your sweater, you are going to want to read the care label. Manufacturer instructions on the care and handling of your sweaters are going to be the first place you should look. While it isn’t always necessary to have your sweaters dry cleaned, if you are going to attempt cleaning at home, be aware of the things that you can run into if you do not use the right cleaning procedures.

Avoid the Dryer

Unless your sweater says specifically, you are going to want to avoid putting your sweater in the dryer. Laying your sweater out flat and allowing it to dry is the best way to do it. If you do put your sweater in the dryer (because the care instructions say it’s okay), then always use the lowest tumble setting. This will prevent major shrinking and wrinkling of your sweater.

Remove Stains Quickly

Stains can set very quickly in some of the materials that sweaters are made up of. If you do get a stain or spill something on your sweater, you are going to want to treat it as quickly as you can. Blot any spills quickly and then take it to your professional cleaner as soon as possible for stain removal. This is crucial for proper sweater care.

If you want to try to remove the stain yourself using detergents or a stain stick, make sure that it will not damage the material of your sweater. Put a small bit on an out of the way corner that nobody will see to check. If you see any discoloration or damage, rinse it off immediately and don’t use the product anywhere else.

Sweater Storage

Never hang your sweaters up on hangers. The weight of the sweater can cause damage when on a hanger. Sweaters should be stored folded in a well-ventilated closet or drawer. If you must store your sweater on a hanger, make sure that it is a padded hanger and that you fold the sweater over the hanger. Do not put the hanger into the shoulders like you would hang other types of shirts. Remember that sweaters can quickly pick up odors when in storage, so try to keep them away from anything that make them smell strange.

If you are looking to get your sweaters clean without the hassle, trust West Boulevard Cleaners to get the job done. We can handle sweater care for you without any of the hassle. Contact us today for pricing and drop off options.

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