Kick-Start Your New Year: Wash Your Hats, Scarves, & Gloves

January 7, 2011 | By | Comments (0)

Hats, scarves, and gloves have likely been in heavy rotation for the past couple of months. (Those of you in warm climates, try not to rub it in.) And this weekend is the perfect time to pop them in the laundry.




Hats and scarves, because you wear them close to your face, can have makeup or oil that rubs off on them. And, well, your gloves could always stand to be washed—who knows what kind of germs you’ve picked up on them. So your winter accessories should be washed somewhere around 3 to 5 times per season. Including right before you put them away in the spring.


Follow washing instructions carefully depending on the material. Hold back a machine washable set of winter accessories in case you have to go out before your others are dry. Then you can just toss those in with your next load of towels.


Read this for more about when to wash winter clothes and click here to find great deals on winter staples (including the scarf in the photo above).



Are you tackling any new year’s goals this weekend? Let us know what they are!


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