If you have purchased a swimsuit recently, you know they can be quite costly! Taking good care of your swimsuit is an excellent way to make it last longer and get more bang for your buck. If you are unsure about how to care for your swimsuit, take a peek below at 7 ways to make your swimsuit last longer and get more wear out of it. It is easier than you may think and these steps are something anyone can do.
Here is how to get started.
1. Wash with a lingerie bag.
Use a lingerie or delicates bag when washing your swimsuit. This will keep it from snagging on other clothes or from getting pulled and torn at. Just toss the suit in the bag, close it up, and wash as you would delicates.
2. Use a delicate detergent.
Choose Woolite or another delicate detergent to wash your swimsuit. You don’t want to use harsh chemicals or anything that will wear down the fabric, colors, or elastic. Instead, opt for a gentle detergent that will treat the suit with care.
3. Don’t let the suit sit in moisture.
When you are done with your suit for the day, hang it to dry. Don’t let it sit in moisture or in any dark or damp place. This can quickly break it down or even cause mold to develop. Instead, remove it and promptly hang it in a bright, airy place to dry.
4. Rinse it after use.
If you can’t wash the suit after use, at least rinse it in cool water. This will help wash away chlorine and other chemicals that can break the suit down quickly. Just run it under the faucet for 3-5 minutes and ring dry.
5. Allow it to air dry.
Don’t toss your suit in the dryer as the heat can break it down as well. Instead, let it air dry on a drying rack or outdoors on a clothesline. This is much easier and gentler on the suit.
6. Choose quality fabrics.
When purchasing a swimsuit, look for quality fabrics and fabric blends. Poly blends don’t wear well and can look rough after a few washings. Instead spend a little more for a quality made suit that will hold up well and is made from quality fabric and stitching.
7. Roll up when not in use.
Don’t hang your bathing suit when not in use, instead, roll it up and keep it in a drawer. This causes less tension on the elastic and can keep it looking better, longer!
See how simple it can be to make your swimsuit last longer and look its best longer? Give these tips for making your swimsuit last longer a try and see what results you can achieve.