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Ever wonder what those symbols mean that are on the tags inside your clothes? I know they seem like random symbols, but they are crucial to the longevity of your clothing. Washing temperature and settings, bleaching, drying, ironing and whether the item should be dry cleaned or not. Following these instructions can help your clothes last until they come back into style.

Below is a link to a site that shows you all the symbols you will find on your clothing tag.

http://www.textileaffairs.com/lguide.htm

Also, something that very few know or follow when bringing your dry cleaning home, IMMEDIATELY remove them from the plastic bags. The cleaners use chemicals that can damage your clothing over time. Removing the plastic will help the clothing breath and the chemicals disperse. So again, never store your clothes in these bags, store them in cloth, breathable bags.

When in doubt..Cold/Cold wash and a low- or no-heat dry is the most sensitive on fabrics.