It's not a rare occasion to find yourself in need of some clean clothes. Whether it be for work, school or just because you want to wear something new, the problem arises when you can't find anything that is both clean and looks good on you. This article will give tips on how to make sure your clothes are always ready for use!
10 Things You Need To Have Clean and Spotless Clothes
Remember these tips will help make sure everything stays clean and fresh smelling but won't guarantee there won't be any stains or other issues that come up.
1) A laundry basket to throw dirty clothes in after wear.
- This makes it much easier when you need something to clean fast and maintain laundry hygiene.
- Can be found at any store for around $20 or less.
2) Stain remover for clothes - this helps get rid of stains before they set in.
- There are many brands to choose from; steel-free and organic are best! Check out your local store or online retailer.
- Approximate cost is around $20-$30, depending on the size you need.
3) Hangers - you can never have enough of these!
- Can be found anywhere from the dollar store to home depot.
- It is best to buy either wood or plastic; both are about $20 for 50 hangers.
- Make sure they all match so your clothes don't fall off on their own! Just kidding but seriously, make sure they fit together nicely and look nice in your closet. You will find yourself using them more if it looks good.
4) Iron - this one is a no-brainer.
- If you plan on ironing your own clothes, please get an iron! It will make your life so much easier, and it's better for the environment to do it yourself instead of having someone else do it at a dry cleaner.
- Depending on what type you purchase, prices can vary from $50-$250 dollars. You may find cheaper ones, but they don't work as well in my opinion! Pick accordingly depending on how often you think you'll need it and if an extra cost would be worth saving money.
- Most irons have a steam option which is great for getting rid of stubborn wrinkles in your clothes.
5) Lint roller - this is perfect for removing lint and animal fur from your clothes.
- Costs around $15 or less depending on how many sheets it includes, etc.
- Make sure you get one with a good grip (usually made of rubber) to make the process faster and easier! A bad quality one will only frustrate you in the long run, so spend a little more money if needed.
6) Stain remover pen - this is perfect for taking care of stains on the go!
- Perfect if you're in a bind and need to get rid of something immediately.
- Costs about $20-$30 dollars depending on how many extra pens come with it and where you purchase from. The best places to check out are department stores, websites, or even convenience stores.
7) Laundromat - If you don't have your own washer and dryer, this is the next best thing.
- Costs about $15-$20 for a single load depending on where you go or how much time it takes to do one load of laundry.
- Many stores sell their own brand, which costs less than other brands but still gets the job done just fine! Look around before purchasing any detergent, though, because some work better than others with certain fabrics. Just read labels and see what works best for each kind of fabric that needs washing and drying first!
8) Laundry mat- this is almost the same as a laundromat, but it's way cheaper.
- Costs about $75 or less depending on how many machines are available for use and what kind of detergent you buy to wash with.
- This may not be an option if you live in apartments sometimes, so just keep that in mind! You can always ask your landlord, though; they'll usually have no problem setting up something like this for tenants, including laundry mats at apartment complexes.
9) Stain stick - this is similar to a stain remover pen, but it's way better and lasts longer.
- Costs about $20 depending on how many extra pens come with it and where you purchase from. Some stores like Walmart sell their own brand, which costs less than other brands but still gets the job done just fine! Look around before purchasing any detergent, though, because some work better than others with certain fabrics. Just read labels and see what works best for each kind of fabric that needs washing first.
10) Laundry detergent - this is a must-have if you plan on washing your clothes yourself.
- Costs vary depending on what kind you get and how many loads of laundry it does per container, but the average cost to purchase something like Tide or Gain brand usually ranges from $15-$30 dollars for a large bottle, smaller ones range around $15, but they don't last as long when doing multiple loads of laundry!