How Often Should You Dry Clean a Wool Coat?

October 22, 2013
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It’s about that time to break out the warm, wool winter coat.  If you haven’t had it cleaned yet this season, now would be a great time to freshen it up for the months ahead.  To keep your favorite wool coats in pristine condition year after year, we recommend cleaning your wool coat twice a year:  Once at the beginning of winter and again at the end of the season.

In between trips to the dry cleaner, here’s how you can keep your wool looking fresh:

Keep dust & dirt at bay, by brushing it with a clothes brush.  Brush in one direction, starting at the tip and working down, whenever it starts to look a little dull.

Hang the coat on a strong wooden, cedar or padded hanger.

 

To repel insects, look for cedar rings, blocks and sachets to place over your hangers and in the boxes.  Cedar can lose their power after a while, so rub the cedar blocks or chips with sandpaper periodically to release new oils.  Do not use moth balls as they are not as safe and their odor will linger on your clothing.

Never keep your wool coat (or any garment) in the dry cleaning plastic bags.   To ward off dust while your coat is hanging in the closet, you may use a cloth garment bag or one constructed with netting.

During the warmer seasons, store your wool coat in a clean, dry, well ventilated space.  Don’t store in storage areas that are bug-addled or dirty (such as attics, garages and basements)—unless you want to throw the coats out next year.

Do you have any storage solutions to share?  Any favorite storage products on the market that have helped you store your items safely?  We’d love to share it with our customers.

Bring your wool coats and other coats and jackets to any of our 18 stores October 12th – November 1st, 2014 for $3.00 off each coat/jacket.  We dry clean your clothing in an eco-friendly, non-toxic, odorless fluid from SystemK4.  It’s safest for the most sensitive of skin and has absolutely no odor.

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– S.O.