Wardrobe maintenance- 5 helpful tips
A clutter -free wardrobe is a clutter-free life, thus the need for us to continually strife towards orderliness especially in our wardrobes regardless of what types or designs exist in our homes.
Keeping anything clean is no easy task and the wardrobe is definitely no exception. However, wardrobes made with materials such as melamine tend to be generally easier to clean than most other materials. Below are 5 helpful tips towards a functional, and stress-relieving wardrobe:
Refresh with vinegar.
A major cause of concern for most wardrobe owners especially walk in wardrobes is the lack of ideal air circulation within these spaces. An apparent absence of a window in most wardrobes also makes things quite difficult, giving your wardrobe that pungent smell of sweaty feet coupled with that age long musty odour akin with walk in wardrobes.
A very effective solution to this odour wrecking ball would be the use of vinegar which can serve as a deodorizing agent. All you have to do is to simply clean up the clutter in the wardrobe, then fill up a couple of little cups with white vinegar. Then you may proceed with dropping the cups at strategic corners of your closet. Next, open all drawers and covers and then close the door behind you. In a few hours, when you come back, you’ll perceive vinegar in the air, however, it does disappear once you take away the cups leaving you with a very clean and fresh smell.
Sunshine in, odours out.
A little sunshine never killed anybody. Your wardrobe requires all the sunlight it can get, especially when musty odours have a presence in the corners of your wardrobe. This largely explains why most cultures would call “Airing” “Drying”. The drying effect of the sun kills all odours and other pathogenic organisms lurking within your wardrobe especially after humid summers.
Use baking soda for carpets.
Another deodorizer?? you might ask. Yes, odours tend to become glued to one’s physical presence thus the emphasis on odours. It makes zero sense to have a very well laundered dress that smells.
Baking soda is yet another natural deodorizer. All you have to do is place a cup of baking soda or better still sprinkle the soda on the carpet of you wardrobe, especially in the corners and baseboards for a little over 15 minutes to get rid of foul smelling elements, vacuum the baking soda from the carpets and enjoy the smell of your wardrobe.
Clear your Wardrobe
This is usually the first step towards a clutter-free and odourless wardrobe. As the title implies, you are required to remove every single item from your wardrobe. This can be your yearly excuse to wash everything in your wardrobe from linens, to polos to winter jackets. Everything!!
Even a wardrobe needs to be cleaned
Kindly get a microfiber cloth and spritz with a little water then gently work your way through adjustable shoe shelves, beneath resting soles and wardrobe doors. Make sure to dry all surfaces with a fresh dry cloth later. For more stubborn stains, you may use very mild household cleaners depending on the type of material your wardrobe is made of. Keep away abrasive cleaners, solvents or bleach for that matter. These chemicals can very easily cause damage to your wardrobe.
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