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I have to be honest with you, I used to treat my jeans like shit until I started dating Chris. He is a psychopath about washing your clothes properly whereas I would just separate darks and lights and call it a day. But alas, I’m finally getting better!
If you aren’t taking care of your jeans properly and are sick of replacing your jeans sooner rather than later, it’s time to start treating them with a little TLC. These tips will help keep your jeans looking brand spankin’ new for years.
Don’t Wash Your Jeans Too Often
The longer you go without washing your jeans, the better. I try to only wash mine after ten washes but the longer you can go, and the less frequently they touch water, the longer the color will last. Try to avoid using bleach on your jeans, as this will also lighten the color of the denim.
If you have a stain on your jeans, try to spot-treat the stain whenever possible!
When You Do Cave and Wash Your Jeans…
Wash them inside out, in cold water with a mild detergent, and do not put them in the dryer. Hang dry your jeans and if they end up too stiff and uncomfortable, through them in the dryer for a few seconds on low heat to soften them up.
For drying – You can either hang them flat on a drying rack or hang them by the belt loop! Always dry right side out.
How to Get Odors Out of Your Jeans Between Washes
Trying to lengthen the time in between washes? Use a little Febreeze or toss your jeans in the dryer for a few minutes to freshen them up!
What About Black Jeans?
Let’s face it: black jeans fade fast. Before wearing them for the first time, set the dye by soaking them in a tub of cold water with a cup of white vinegar and one tablespoon of salt (inside out!).
What are your best tips for caring for your jeans?