With the cold weather we have been having, our favorite sweaters are probably getting extra use which also causes those nasty sweater pills. They make sweaters look unattractive and old. Sometimes I put on a sweater that I have only worn a few times and say OMG, this looks so old already and its practically new!
It’s hard to prevent pills but there are some things that you can do to lessen them. You need to follow the manufacturers care instructions such as washing on delicate cycle, turning the garment inside out, etc. However, I personally think sweater pills are inevitable. Something as simple as friction under the arms will cause them. Plus I don’t think that we have the quality in our products that we used to have.
I found my sweater shaver at Brookstone. When I went to write this post to share the information, I was disappointed that it wasn’t available. I researched them and this is the highest rated sweater shaver on Amazon. It has over 4,000 reviews.
Don’t wait till your sweater is heavily covered with pills as it may be too far gone. You want to lightly go over the sweater on a hard surface with the sweater shaver to collect the pills. Don’t press too hard or you may break the fibers and it will look worse!
It’s amazing to see how much fuzz you can remove from one sweater!
Storing Sweaters for Off Season
As spring approaches and you prepare to store your sweaters through the warmer months, make sure you wash or dry clean them (according to the manufacturer’s suggestions) one last time. Moths are attracted to the dirt on clothes and storing them clean is your first line of defense to keeping your sweaters free of moth holes. Properly caring for them will make them last longer. See my post Easy to Make Lavender Sachets to help ward off moths.
Organizing Sweaters for Storage
I don’t know about you, but I am tired of my winter clothes and ready to move on to lighter Spring fashions! Now I can only hope that Spring Cleaning will make my closet look as organized as this one, found at Simplified Bee, which offers home organization and design solutions.
I’d love to hear from you on any tips you have for preserving your sweaters.