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How to Extend the Life of Your Swimsuit
With Summer approaching us quickly, the temperatures are going to be climbing up to really hot numbers and there is nothing more refreshing in the Summer than jumping into nice and cool swimming pool. I am one that loves to lounge around and relax in the pool in the Summer but swimming so much can really put wear and tear on your swimsuits. Depending on where you get your bathing suit and what kind you pick, they can be really expensive. Today I am going to be sharing with you a few tips for extending the life of those swimsuits we love.
Skip the Washing Machine
This is probably one of the biggest mistakes that people make when it comes washing their bathing suits. Washing your swim suit can really put a whole lot of unnecessary wear and tear on it and you will probably have to replace it in half the time than if you would stick to just hand washing. I use Forever New and hand wash my bathing suits in my sink. I wash all of my workout clothing this way as well.
Another big one is to avoid the dryer completely. This will mess with the lining of your bathing suit and it can get really messed up, I really recommend laying flat and air drying. Avoid laying in the sun to dry it out as this could lead to colors fading on your suit.
Avoid Hanging While Wet
I know I've already told you that you should air dry your suits but when you do this you will definitely want to avoid hanging them on any type of hangers or wires. Doing this can actually affect the shape and form of your suit and it's hard to get it back to the proper shape. I use this Heavy Duty Stainless Steel Clothes Drying Rack. It is setup in my bathroom when needed. I lay my swimsuits flat on top to dry.
Create a Rotation
Another great way to extend the life of your suits is to have at least one other suit and put them in a rotation. This way you are not wearing the same exact suit every single time and putting so much wear on it. I have been doing this for years. With bathing suits, I like to have at last 3. A one piece that I can do any kind of watersports in. A swimsuit that is more pretty than functional and usually in my favorite color, blue. Then a backup swimsuit that is usually a combination of the two.
Avoid Rough Surfaces
Lastly, I really recommend avoiding sitting on any rough surfaces while you are wearing your suit such as cement or concrete because this can really mess with the texture and feel of your swimsuit because of the fabric getting caught on those rough surfaces. Try to always put a towel or some sort of covering down first before you take a seat.
If you are one that has troubles with keeping your swimsuit in good shape, I hope you take these tips into account and you will be forever grateful because you won't have to keep spending money on new suits every summer.
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