5 Laundry Tips to Make Your Clothes Last Longer

Carry a stain removal pen or wipe. The first rule in treating stains is to do so as quickly as possible. Follow the instructions carefully and be sure to follow-up when you get home.
Inspect, treat and reinspect stains. Stains happen, and every garment should be checked for stains that may need additional treatment before it is washed. If you don’t have time to treat the stain promptly, mark the spot with a clothespin or huge safety pin so you’ll remember to treat it before washing.
Read fabric care labels.
Always sort your laundry. When you throw your clothes into a washer, they essentially dance with each other as they move around. Would you want your lacy, nylon blouse dancing close to a jagged metal zipper on a hooded jacket? Probably not.
Button up and zip it. If you’re buttoning, zipping or closing your garments, they will be less likely to snag another fabric or even snap themselves. You don’t want to find clothes hooked to each other. Your clothing will also last longer if after you’ve buttoned them up, you turn them inside out. This will prevent wear and tear on the outer finish, help prevent pilling and limit color fading.