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5 Ways to Freshen Garments Between Washings

Many items in your wardrobe don't need to be washed after each wear, so this limbo state is perfectly normal. In fact, over-laundering may compromise the lifespan of many pieces like denim, wool, and cashmere. Items from "the chair" can be moved confidently back to the closet with these quick tips and tricks for freshening them in between washes.

Steaming sweater


Steaming is one of the easiest, most natural ways to freshen up a previously worn piece. If you don't own a steamer, you can achieve similar results by setting an iron to the "steam" setting and hovering your iron over the item. Be sure not to make contact with the item as pressing some fabrics like wool may crush and damage fibers.

Routine Brushing

Eliminate lint and give your garments a refresh with regular brushing. By doing so, you’ll release the fabrics’ natural oils which helps to stimulate and rejuvenate the yarns.

Delicate clothing hanging on a laundry line

Air It Out

Simple yet effective, giving your garments room to breathe can keep them fresh. If you don't have access to an outdoor drying line, simply hanging pieces in an open area outside of your closet can do the trick. You can also use your dryers' "air dry" setting to fluff up your fabrics while removing lint and dust. Because no heat is used during the process, there's no need to worry about your garment shrinking. For delicate pieces, we recommend inserting them into one of our Mesh Bags before adding to the dryer to protect intricate details and prevent snags.


Proper storage in between wears can go a long way and requires minimal effort with drawer liners, which can also be used for shelving.