Save your clothes and your money – clever ideas to make them both last longer

Time can take its toll on our much-beloved garments. We spend a lot of time finding the right attire for different events and occasions, whether it’s for a wedding, summer cocktail party, the office or even just casual wear. A comfortable pair of lounge pants can be the most upsetting to part ways with, especially if you’ve just got them to the perfect stretch and shape for your relaxation needs (we’ve all been there). Well, with our handy hints and tips to improve the lifespan of your clothes, you’ll be able to keep hold of your favourite items for much longer.

Mischievous Moths

It’s winter again. You delve into the forgotten drawer to dig out your favourite knitwear and blankets only to find they’re musty and riddled with holes. The culprit? Clothes moths. Luckily, our highly effective Moth Stop range will put a stop to them, protecting your favourite belongings by fighting the root of the problem. Did you know it’s actually the larvae that munch through your clothes, not the moths? Moth Stop kills both the moth larvae and the eggs, preventing any further damage. The delightful lavender or cotton scent is an added bonus, keeping your clothes smelling wonderfully fresh and eliminating those nasty, musty surprises.

As with anything, prevention is key – don’t let them cause the damage in the first place. The longer clothes are left unused, the more susceptible they are to moth invasion. If storing your clothes in a wardrobe, the Moth Stop Hanger will protect multiple items for up to 6 months while keeping your wardrobe smelling fresh. Alternatively, give your clothes a spritz with Moth Stop Fabric Moth Killer & Freshener Spray, which effectively banishes moths for up to 3 months.

Savvy Storage Solutions

Time to make way for your new wardrobe additions? If you’re waging war with your bulging wardrobe to fit in new items, or deciding what you need to get rid of… stop! You can save your wardrobe, and your clothes, by storing them safely away. Our range of handy, space-saving vacuum storage bags will keep your items compact, secure and fresh until you next need them. Pop in a Moth Stop Sachet, and your comfy knits or summer essentials will emerge fresh and moth-free next season. 

Bothersome Bobbles

How many items of clothing have you lost to bobbles? Sometimes, after only a few washes, garments can appear to be destroyed, and discarded to the bin before their time. Make your clothes last longer with a garment-saving de-bobbler, like the Gleener Fuzz Remover. This 2-in-1 bobble remover is a multifaceted marvel, with one end acting as a brush to remove fluff and lint, while the other end effectively removes those bothersome bobbles. The innovative, ergonomic design allows you to easily switch between functions, while the interchangeable heads meet the needs of a variety of fabrics. This mini miracle can even be used on furniture, keeping your sofa looking its best for many years to come.

To eliminate your home of bobbles, simply select the correct head (there is one for fine, medium and heavy-duty fabric, all clearly labelled), and run over the affected area. At this stage, the fabric may still appear rough around the edges: worry not. The real magic happens when you run the broad brush over the fabric, revealing a smooth surface that looks like new.

Claire from our Marketing team went on a bobble-banishing spree around her home and was ecstatic with the results:

“I was really quite surprised by how effective the Gleener clothes de-bobbler was when I used it on a well-worn work dress. The heads did a great job of removing all of the bobbles that had built up on the sides, and when I brushed them away with the lint remover, my dress looked like new. The Gleener saved a pair of walking leggings that were destined for the bin, too. It really is fab at its job, and I’m sure it’s going to save me money by making my clothes stay lovely for longer.”

Claire, Lakeland Marketing Team

Difficult Delicates

Gentlemen, avert your eyes for a moment, this one’s just for the ladies… bras. You spend valuable time searching for the correct size and shape (a near impossible task!), you wash it a few times and it loses its shape. Often, you go back to the store to find the holy grail of underwear again, only to find that it’s been discontinued and you have to start the process all over again. The solution? Make your favourite bra last longer with our washing bags for bras. The reinforced, fine mesh bags protect wired bras and help them to keep their shape (and stop the straps getting tangled with the rest of your washing), saving you time and money.

Check out our website for our full range of mesh laundry bags – there’s an array of sizes and shapes, ensuring you can wash the most delicate of items with confidence.

So, before you despair at your depleting wardrobe, browse our website for more clever ideas to prolong the life of your clothes. Alternatively, pop into our store for a chat with one of our colleagues who’ll be happy to help find the right product for you.

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