We all own a couple of fancy jackets and coats that we only wear just occasionally and most of us are not sure as to how many times should we wash it. Keeping your jackets and coats clean are very important as they help in maintaining the life of the Jacket and it also makes it look newer for a longer time. There are a lot of thick fabrics like woollen clothes that we only wear according to the season and they need to be cleaned and stored according to that itself.
Experts recommend that you should get your jackets dry-cleaned once in two months or once in the beginning and once at the end of the season. Until and unless you stain it or ruin it otherwise.
Well, a lot of experts also say that the frequency of washing depends upon various factors like:
Fabric of the jacket
How often do you wear it
The environment that it is being worn in.
The climatic factors of the place. (Humidity, Temperature, etc.)
Firstly, you are not supposed to wash your coats and jackets everytime you wear them.but, at the same time you need to make sure it is clean before you wear them. In such cases, you can use a few laundry tricks and tools to clean off the dirt or save the jacket from humidity.
Here are other small and easy ways to keep them fresh without frequent washes:
Keep dust & dirt away by brushing it with a firm clothes brush.
Hang the coat on a wooden and cedar or padded hanger.
To keep away the insects, look for cedar sachets to place over your hangers.
Never keep your coat in the dry cleaning plastic bags after it comes back.
During the warmer seasons, do store your wool coat in a clean, dry, well ventilated area.
Don’t store in storage areas that are insect prone or dirty (such as attics and basements)
Dirt, pollution, smoke and body oils along with sweat can damage the shelf life and quality of your jackets and coats. It tends to wear off the lining and makes it break down more quickly. They also make your jacket wet out faster.
By dry cleaning them on regular as well as necessary intervals, you will protect your jacket or coat from all these above mentioned harmful factors and make them live longer.
It is very crucial to dry clean your coats and not wash them because all your coats and jackets are made up of expensive fabrics that can not be treated roughly. At the same time, we also need to remember that we should not get them cleaned very frequently because that might ruin the texture of these delicate fabrics.
Well, now that you know about how many times you should get your jackets and coats cleaned, it’s probably time that you check up on your coats and make sure they are clean!