Do you need to protect special dresses, silk blouses or the suits of the “amour” (love) of your life? When we purchase these types of garments or when they come back from the dry-cleaners, they are covered with a plastic film which suffocates the fabric and traps humidity — a breeding ground for mildew! We have a great solution to minimize moisture and prevent mildew — it is right there in your linen closet! Check the Art of the Home tip below and be eco-friendly at the same time!
1 Green idea to Hang and Protect Your Delicate Clothes
Art of the Home Tip to Protect Delicate Clothes in Your Wardrobe
You can re-use old or unused cotton pillow cases (cotton blend is fine too) to protect special garments and give new life to pillow cases stored in your linen closet:
- Count how many garments you want to protect and check your linen closet for pillow cases you have not used in the last year.
- Gather the number of pillow cases you need and make a small hole in the center of the seam opposite the open side of each pillow case. Make it just big enough so you can slide the hook of the hanger through the hole. Place your clothe on the hanger and cover with the pillow case. Pillow cases are made of cotton so your delicate clothes will be able to breath better and smell better too, especially if you use them infrequently.
- Standard or king size pillows? You can use standard size pillow cases for all garments. However, king size pillow cases are longer so they are a better fit to protect dresses and suits.
- Matching colors: if you prefer to stay within a color theme in your wardrobe or armoire, keep in mind how many sandard and king size pillow cases you need and next time you see a sale of the color of your choice, stock up. Your wardrobe will have a nice uniform feel and look organized.
- Color coding: the pillow cases are not transparent so if you are sharing your wardrobe, you may want to pick different colors (or shades) for each person — it will be easier to find your clothes this way. Et voilà!