We all know it: sweaters & gilets that start to fluff after washing once... yes, it's that time of year 🍂🍁
And then it's just your favorite sweater that you love to wear! 😒 Some fabrics are more sensitive to pilling than others. Very annoying but also a real shame to leave this beautiful piece on the shelf of your wardrobe... Only because this one pills... We are going to do something about that 💪
Are you ready? Because here comes a (small) laundry list hihi:
1. Night in the freezer
This trick is one of the best known ways to make your sweater less fluffy! You put it in a closed plastic bag et voila: it can cool down in the freezer overnight ❄️ Good night sweater, good morning (almost) lint-free friend! I cannot assure you that it won't fluff at all, but it will be much less anyway 😊
2. It runs smoothly
If you have a clothes roller at home, it can come in handy! Tip: it is best to place your sweater on a flat surface, this has a little more effect 😊 And just roll it on!
If you have a lint brush at home, that's fine too! This is provided with a velvet piece of fabric to which the hairs and fluff stick 😊 Both are equally good!
3. Where is that tape when you need it?
Adhesive tape, that's something you don't often need at home! Unless to hang up Cis and Vin's drawings hihi or to wrap presents... 🎁
And now also to make your sweater less fluffy! So get that tape out from under the fabric again, wrap it around your fingers with the sticky side up and stroke the fabric with it 👌 It helps!! Then that tape has more use than the 10 times a year anyway hihi
4. Very suitable: the nail scissors
Okay, this trick might be a bit more labor intensive but we will do anything for it, don't we girls?! You usually do this with sweaters that do not fluff super hard but only have a few fluff. You pull the pills up a bit and gently pinch them off! With these scissors you can simply work very nicely instead of ordinary scissors 😊
5. Small washes, big washes
Wash your sweater inside out! Fluff is caused by the friction of the fabric, both during wearing and during washing... The latter creates a lot of friction because the clothes are rotated countless times ➰ By putting your sweater inside out in the washing machine in a laundry bag, the fluff will form from now on on the inside and the sweater will not rub against other garments!
6. The washing label knows what to do
That annoying laundry label can come in very handy for pieces that are fluffing! The instructions say what temperature it is best to wash it at or whether or not to put the item in the dryer... it sounds very logical, and yet we don't always do it... sooo laundry label to the rescue!
While it's almost impossible to completely stop clothes from pilling, at least now you know what you can do to prevent it as much as possible! 😊
Do you maybe have another good tip? Please let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org 😘 Together we go for lint-free sweaters hihi