How To: Wash Delicate & Vintage Clothing at Home

Wash Delicate & Vintage Clothing At Home
How To – Never Not Dreaming

Hello, my vintage lovers! With years of collecting vintage clothing, I’ve found a few ways to care for delicate garments.

I no longer put the fate of my treasures in the hands of a dry cleaning attendant. In part, out of my pocketbook’s occasional limit, but mostly because I’m a bit of a control freak.

A must have for hand washing is a good size wash basin like this one from Sterlite. A hanging rack will come in handy, too! I love, love, love this one from Greenco, because I can hang it right on the door in our laundry “room” and keep my items flat to dry.

Here is a comprehensive guide to get you started:

Wool:

Okay, let’s be honest, we’ve all shrunken a wool garment from time to time. It happens! While it may be funny for a moment to behold a miniature sweater fit for a doll, let’s not let this tragedy happen to your beautiful thrift find. Wool is pretty resilient, in fact. Think of the weather it’s made to endure while keeping it’s sheep warm and dry! So don’t be scared off or put your wool wears on the shelf waiting to be worn until you can take it to the cleaners. Here’s how I wash my favorite wool pieces…

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5 Things: ALWAYS Buy These Thrift Finds

Always Buy These Five Thrift Finds
Never Not Dreaming – Five Things

 Hello, shoppers! Come ‘n’ get your thrift goods. Everything’s on sale, today and everyday!

Check out this list of must buy thrift finds. I’ll keep it short (and sweet), so you can get to getting your shop on!

1. Cashmere/Cashmere Blends

Every thrift store has a HUGE selection of sweaters; this we know for sure. In fact, most times the sweater section is packed tight and, for this reason, overlooked. I totally get that! Nobody likes struggling with racks like these. Pro-Tip: Use your feelers, folks! Once you know exactly what cashmere feels like to the touch, you can easily pick it out by the texture of the sleeve. Don’t waste your time digging for a tag unless you suspect the sweater is really worth it by the way it feels in your mitts. Extra credit to you if you find the ultra luxurious cashmere/rabbit blend! See my article about caring for vintage goods here – Wash Delicate & Vintage Clothing at Home.

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