Here are a few tips for washing and caring for your favorite pair of jeans.

Maybe don’t wash them so often. The best thing about jeans is their low maintenance care schedule. We recommend washing your jeans as little as possible. Here are a few tips for keeping you jeans in shape without using a washer.

Freezing them: You’ve probably heard of this unique method of cleaning denim. It keeps your jeans smelling fresh and clean. Do some research and see if you want to give it a try.

Spot clean: Spot clean your jeans to get rid of small stains. This keeps them wearable for a little longer.

Steam clean: Got a steamer? Freshen up your jeans with steam.

Got a bad smell? Use Febreeze or throw your jeans in the dryer with a dryer sheet to get rid of stale smells.

Store them properly when you are not wearing them. The best kind of storage is folding them. Hanging heavy jeans could cause them to stretch. Leaving them in a pile on the floor will cause them to wrinkle or get dirty faster. Try hanging them in your bathroom when you shower. The steam will keep your jeans in shape longer. You could get one to two extra wears out of them.

Take steps to keep the color in your jeans.

Getting your favorite pair of jeans to retain their original color over the years can be tricky. Jeans are known for fading color and color care is not often mentioned in the care label. Here are a few tips from Scott.

  • Turn them inside out before you wash them. Easy. This will also help preserve any embellishments.
  • Wash them in cold water. Not only will this decrease color fade during the wash, it’s also a great way to conserve energy.
  • Use a mild detergent. Do some research and find a good detergent and make sure you are using the correct amount.
  • Don’t over-dry them. Consider air drying. If you are using a dryer, dry your jeans on a low setting.
  • Unique Tip: If you are washing a dark pair of jeans with a deep color, add half a cup of vinegar to your wash.

How to wash denim.

It’s finally time to wash your jeans. Consider the tips on keeping the color in your jeans. Decide if you want to hand wash or put them in the machine like the rest of your laundry. We recommend avoiding bleach when washing any kind of denim garment.

Safely stretch your jeans out.

Having the right fit is key for your favorite pair of jeans. If your jeans are just a little too tight in certain areas or overall, there is a safe way to stretch them out. Check it out:

Here is a step-by-step guide to stretching out your favorite pair of jeans.

First fill up your washing machine or sink with water and a cup of Johnson’s Baby Shampoo.

  • Add your jeans and let them soak for about 15 minutes.
  • After the 15 minutes is up take them out of the wash and lay them out on a towel. Don’t rinse them off, but get rid of excess water by rolling them up in a towel.
  • On a new, dry towel, lay your jeans flat and adjust the way you want them to stretch.
  • Lastly, let them air dry. This could take a while. If you are in a hurry, use a fan.

Having trouble caring for your denim? We are here to help. At Hangers Cleaners we treat your garments like they were are own. We will help you care for your favorite pair of blue jeans and give you tips for cleaning them at home.