Give Permanent Press Items a Boost

by Charlotte Wood
(last updated February 29, 2016)

Has it ever happened to you that your permanent press clothing sometimes loses its shape? I know it's happened to me and sometimes it's a bit disheartening. I have those favorite articles of clothing and it's always so disappointing when they begin to lose their shape and look baggy and loose. Can you give your permanent press items a boost? Or are you just doomed to shapeless clothes? Fortunately the answer is affirmative to the former—you can give your permanent press items and boost and keep them looking good for longer!

One of the ways to do this is to by keeping them in a drawer so their shape doesn't fall out when hanging. This is an easy way to get started and only necessitates more drawer space. If you hang up your permanent press items, you risk the shape falling out, but if you fold the clothes and store them neatly in the drawer, they'll have a decreased chance of losing their shape.

You can also try washing your permanent press items in hotter water and drying them all the way. This technique actually works for shrinking clothes, but sometimes that's what you need to get your clothes back to the way they were. It won't really shrink your clothes, just tighten up the fibers enough so the garment can keep its basic shape.

It's also important to note that sometimes it's not possible to put the real shape back into your clothes. You may be able for a while to come up with a semblance of what it used to be, but you should know when to let go. Some items just have to retire to the back of the closet or to the Saturday drawer after some time. It's okay for clothes to reach that point and you just need to be able to recognize when that is.

So there are definitely routes you can take to preserve the shapely integrity of your permanent press items, but with that also comes the task of knowing when to retire certain items. It's okay to put some clothing articles on the back shelf but you can wear them as long as you can maintain the shape!

Author Bio

Charlotte Wood

MORE FROM CHARLOTTE

Classic Fashions You Need

It's always good to have the clothing staples always ready at hand for whatever situation arises. You need clothes for the ...

Discover More

Is There a Benefit to Organic Makeup?

Organic makeup may sound like a new age fad, but it may actually have its benefits. Take a few minutes and read up on the ...

Discover More

Wrinkle Treatments

Think you'll never get wrinkles? Think again. Here is an explanation on some of the wrinkle treatments available, and now ...

Discover More

The Power of Microfiber! Zwipes Microfiber Cleaning Cloths will become your favorite tool for every cleaning task. This 36-cloth package is perfect for hundreds of uses in the garage, kitchen, bathroom, laundry, and all around the house. Each cloth is tough, streak-free, lint-free, reusable, and washable. Check out Microfiber Cleaning Cloths today!

More Cleaning Tips

Restoring Old Silk

Silk is an absolutely beautiful material whose beauty only seems to increase with age. But even this material is going to ...

Discover More

Letting Out Hems on Clothing

Sometimes you just grow out of clothes, but still want to wear them. Instead of wearing clothes that are obviously too small, ...

Discover More

Cleaning Your Wedding Dress

What should you do with your dress after the big day is over? Getting it cleaned is important if you want it to stay in good ...

Discover More
Subscribe

FREE SERVICE: Get tips like this every week in Cleaning Tips from Tips.Net. Enter your address and click "Subscribe."

View most recent newsletter.

Comments

If you would like to add an image to your comment (not an avatar, but an image to help in making the point of your comment), include the characters [{fig}] in your comment text. You’ll be prompted to upload your image when you submit the comment. Images larger than 600px wide or 1000px tall will be reduced. Up to three images may be included in a comment. All images are subject to review. Commenting privileges may be curtailed if inappropriate images are posted.

What is four less than 6?

There are currently no comments for this tip. (Be the first to leave your comment—just use the simple form above!)


Newest Tips
Videos

Subscribe to the Tips.Net channel:

Visit the Tips.Net channel on YouTube

Subscribe

FREE SERVICE: Get tips like this every week in Cleaning Tips from Tips.Net. Enter your address and click "Subscribe."

(Your e-mail address is not shared with anyone, ever.)

View the most recent newsletter.