Which hack did the CEO of Levi's use to clean his jeans?
I listed 3 hacks that I use for making my clothes last longer. They're all super easy to adopt and a great alternative to the washing machine.
1) Use Natural Cleaning Products
Use natural products to wash your clothes. You can make laundry detergent very easily yourself with only 3 ingredients. White natural vinegar is perfect for killing bacteria and essential oils such as lavender and peppermint give your clothes a fresh smell. Mix them with water and use it as a spray.
2) Get a Steamer
One quick and effective way to clean clothes is to steam them. It kills the bacteria and doesn't wear our your clothes like the washing machine does. It's also a great alternative for items otherwise washed by hand (wool). After steaming, I spray some water with lavender on it so it smells all fresh.
3) Freeze your Jeans
This one is controversial. This hack became popular when the CEO of Levi's in an interview said he never washed his jeans but put them in the freezer instead. Even though the cold doesn't kill all bacteria (most are resistant against cold), in my experience, it does bring them back into shape.
Which hacks do you use to increase durability of your clothes?