2. Air out your garments between uses
Most of us are likely familiar with the process of smelling our garments to determine if they need to be washed or not. Here’s a tip; when your jackets, jeans, or sweaters feel like they are on the verge of qualifying for the laundry pile, hang them outside and let them air out overnight. Some air circulation can perform miracles when it comes to refreshing your clothes, and it’s much gentler than washing.
This is such a simple and underrated hack that can truly extend the life of your clothes, since airing them out is less damaging than washing them. This technique works best with natural materials that are more breathable. With clothes made from synthetic fibers, you may need to steam or wash the garment to get rid of unwanted odors.
3. Steam as an alternative to washing
Steaming your clothes will not only make your clothes wrinkle-free, but the hot steam will also target and reduce unwanted odors. Although steaming cannot completely replace washing (it won’t help you get rid of stains – more on that later), it is a quick and easy way to refresh your clothes before going to work or grabbing dinner out with friends.
4. Steam as an alternative to ironing
If your shirt has ended up in a wrinkled pile on the floor of your room, steaming will quickly make it ready to be worn again. Our Cirrus 3 Iron Steamer
is especially useful if you want to create a pressed look without the trouble of getting out an iron and ironing board. Finish it off with some lightly scented fabric spray
to emulate the feeling of clean, fresh laundry.