Thursday, June 23, 2011

by Keren Charles

I make it a point to never wear a thrift store purchase without cleaning the item. But honestly, there are a few times when I have been so excited about wearing an item, that I may spray it with some FeBreeze and toss it in the dryer. But I know better than to do that. Here are a few quick  tips to clean your thrifty finds:

Clothing: I personally don’t think you have to dry clean everything, just because it is thrifted. That can be very expensive. So just look at the label and follow the instructions.

Shoes: Spray with a disinfectant spray like Lysol and use diluted vinegar or rubbing alcohol for the insoles.

Jewelry: Wipe the piece with rubbing alcohol and let it dry completely before wearing.

Do have some cleaning tips that you would like to share? Also do you clean your clothing, new or used, before you wear them for the first time?

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  1. LOL..whenever I find something I love, I feel like I have to wear it immediately.

  2. hahaha, I've been known to throw on a piece or two without properly washing it as well :) Glad I'm not the only one!

  3. I am so honoured to be followed by you.I thought we were already following each other, ahhhhhhhhhhh.
    Have a grand weekend, my beauty.

  4. I think you covered it all. I usually do exactly what you stated above. And yes I occasionally just Febreeze something and put it on but it really is gross so I try to clean everything immediately when I get them home. Posted some new finds (again) on Twitter today. Probably should or will do a post.

  5. I've come across some great hats while thrifting...what's your theory for properly cleaning those?