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BACK TO SCHOOL

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Just another couple of weeks and the kids will be back in school!  Where has the summer gone?

With back to school, comes the clothes shopping.  Clothes are very expensive, and you want to make sure that your child will be able to wear them long enough for you to get your money’s worth out of them.  Something to keep in mind while buying clothes for the kids is their “livability”.  How sturdy are the clothes, will they be easy to clean, and can they be altered or repaired if necessary.

You want to avoid “special care” fabrics for kids if you can.  Cottons, twills, and synthetic fabrics are easier to deal with when it comes to kids.  They are easier to launder and keep looking fresh.

Here are some tips to keep in mind while shopping for clothing that will help you make the grade:

  • Read the care labels for special cleaning instructions.  You may not want to hassle with “hang dry” or “delicate” items for your children.
  • Check all the buttons, sliders, zippers and snaps on the garment prior to purchase to insure that all “moving parts” work properly.
  • Closely inspect the item for frayed or open seams, poor stitching, snags, tears or pilling.  These problems will only become worse with more wear and laundering.
  • Check hems to make sure that they haven’t been torn loose.
  • Check for make-up stains inside the neckline of blouses and jackets, and deodorant stains under the arms.

Of course, the favorite article of clothing for almost anyone at any age is the trusty blue jeans.  They are tough, typically easy to care for, comfortable, and go with anything.  Let me give you a few tips to care for your blue jeans and make them last as long as possible.

  • Don’t forget to pre-treat those grass and mud stains by pre-soaking to remove them prior to washing.
  • Dry clean your jeans – yes, that’s right, have them dry cleaned….it keeps them from fading and shrinking, and they will last twice as long.

By doing a little homework prior to shopping, you’ll be sure to pass the test!

*Don’t forget – Our Koalaty CARES! program donates 3% of your cleaning bill to your favorite school, school organization, or charity.  Be sure to let us know where we can make that donation for you!

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Written by koalatycleaners

August 9, 2010 at 5:11 pm

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