Refreshing Your Clothes

Rebecca Wilson, passionate about recycling across South Yorkshire
Rebecca Wilson
27 Sep 2022

Washing our clothes too much can cause them to wear out.


There are a few ways you can keep your clothes fresh between washes:

clothes airing on a washing line. Photo by Karolina Grabowska:

Spot cleaning

If there is a small stain on your clothes, why not try spot cleaning it first rather than washing the whole thing.


Air it out

Once you have finished wearing your outfit, air it out to freshen it up. You can do this by simply hanging outside on the washing line or on a hanger in a steamy bathroom.


Freezing fabulous

This may sound crazy but has been proven to work well on denim fabrics such as jeans and jackets (which can lose their fit if they are over washed). Simply place them in a large freezer bag and place them in the freezer overnight to freshen them up between washes.


Use a deodoriser

You can by fabric deodorising sprays from the shops or make your own! You will some cheap vodka and a spray bottle. Using the spray bottle apply a light mist of the vodka to your clothes. This will neutralise the odour without making your garments smell of vodka. If you want to add fragrance, simply add a few drops of essential oils or lemon rinds. Make sure you dry your clothes out before wearing them again.


Do you have any tips on how to freshen up your clothes between washes? Let us know on our social media or on our contact us page.

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