HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR CLOTHES?

It’s simple to make your lovely clothes last in a good condition for a long time if you take just a bit of care! Here are some small and easy ways to guide you…

After undressing, if you want to wear the same outfit again soon, then definitely put them on hangers! They won’t crumple and the fabric will be protected and look good. Put the rest in a hamper to be washed.

total wardrobe care

Avoid getting food stains on your clothes. You will just need to eat a bit carefully and still if you get some, dab ice water or seltzer on them so the stain does not set. Never rub!!

food network

Wash clothes often using a gentle cycle for delicates. Never use liquid bleach in the wash and always separate colored items from whites. It’s best to avoid chemical bleaches, instead use pure soap with bicarbonate (baking soda).

shutterstock_19980826-e1363970211788

Drying clothes in sunlight or open air is much healthier than using a dryer. The latter besides using up a huge amount of electricity, will also wear out your outfits or fade colors quickly. You can use a clothes rack indoors if it’s not sunny. Always iron clothes when they are slightly damp and if you have to use a dryer, the temperature should never be too high. It will tend to wrinkle your clothes!

clothesline1

After drying clothes, hang them up neatly so that there are minimum wrinkles. Smooth out the fabric with your hands. You can use our light but robust clothes storage boxes to arrange all items neatly and keep the dust and insects away. It will reduce closet clutter and you can tuck them away even under the bed or in the attic when space is lacking!! http://tinyurl.com/uberlyfe-brownclothstorage; http://tinyurl.com/uberlyfe-greenclothstorage  

cloth

If you keep clothes, inner-wear in drawers or dressers, fold them neatly. Use our savvy drawer organizers to neatly arrange your delicates, ties, socks, scarves, handkerchiefs or other small accessories. You will marvel at how easy your life will become! http://tinyurl.com/amazon-uberlyfe-organizers

Capture

und

Though washing clothes is good for enhancing their long life, don’t overdo it! Often, simple airing can work wonders for the oil, dust or perspiration that accumulates over time.

ebay

Sometimes, denim can develop creases during a wash which are hard to get rid of! In that case before ironing, just grab it by the waistband, raise your arms and give it a good flick. Repeat if required. Also folding clothes along their seams keeps them in good shape and utilizes space efficiently.

jean

Finally instead of buying expensive padded hangers for heavy or fragile items, use layers of tissue paper, old socks or hand towels to get the same result!

padded Photo credits: Total Wardrobe care, Wisegeek, Food Network, WikiHow and Uberlyfe 

FLOWER POWER FOR YOUR HOME

There’s nothing like flowers to cheer you up and brighten your day! So if you infuse some floral charm into your home décor, it can work wonders. We know that a beautiful floral arrangement in any room can change the aura in seconds. Even if you feel that arranging real flowers everyday is a hassle, there are amazing artificial creations which will work fine. But this is not the only way you can welcome the magic of flowers inside. Here, we are going to share other ideas too…

ImageImage

First, let’s talk about walls…undoubtedly a very integral part of home décor. Did you know that you can easily showcase the beauty of flowers on your walls through decals? They are easy to apply, doesn’t leave sticky residue or damage your walls. So you can change them whenever you want or reposition them to get a different look! Made from PVC or vinyl, they are pretty durable and simple to maintain. To know more about them, read:  https://uberlyfe.wordpress.com/2014/06/06/not-just-another-brick-in-the-wall/

Floral decals are available in different designs, colors and sizes…so depending on the kind of space you want to adorn, you can choose conveniently. Below are pictures of some gorgeous rooms with such decals on their walls:

ImageImage

ImageImage

And here are our flower decals which can transform the way you look at your walls, forever. You can use them on any surface which is dry, smooth and clean:

WS-000084-BZ857WS-000134-KN4428

WS-000076-BZ607WS-000060-BZ011CWS-000079-BZ317

Now let’s take a look at other things in a room where you can go floral…the curtains are a good place to start. Flower motifs on cushions or floral bedspread or rugs are great ways to introduce that bright summery feel. Or you can think a little differently and use the look in small doses like floral pattern on a lampshade, placemats, flowers with candles, on screens…whether you go for vibrant hues or calming shades, flowers always look good. Even artificial flower trails with tiny electric lights inside them, glow attractively on a quiet summer evening.

flower-mural-room3a19-0511mld1071093_vertfgfg

sjffpoppies-arrangement1a008-0511mld105934_vert

la102932_0507_tablemat_hdmla103508_0708_dressed_din_xlft_aug05msl08_xl

No matter which way you choose to introduce flowers, it’s good to not overdo it. If all the items in a room have floral designs, it might be overwhelming! So use a bit of moderation and your innovative “grey cells” and watch happiness bloom in front of your eyes 🙂

Photo credit: Houzz & Martha Stewart. See our decals: http://tinyurl.com/ps9oedy