Fabric Care and Maintenance Tips, This Monsoon

Monsoons are already here and are knocking the doorbells. Indeed, who doesn’t love rain? Monsoon and the wet mud fragrance gives a complete refreshment. Peeping out of the window, watching the pearl-like droplets on the green grass, sipping a hot cup of coffee! Monsoons can be the ultimate weather to enjoy the most, but is it the same for our clothes drying outside? It can be unpleasant for all our favorite garments that are drying outside as there would be less sunshine.

That’s true, microbes spread around the room due to the moisture that gets laden inside the room from the wet clothes that don’t dry! These microbes can lead to tones of health problems starting with cold and flu to sore throat and fever to the maximum. Nevertheless, we have pulled out some of the best tips to dry clothes fast in the monsoon.

Throughout the monsoon season doing the laundry can be even more of a chore than usual. With the combination of torrential rain and humid temperatures, it’s almost impossible to keep clothes clean and fresh.

So how can you keep clothes fresh during the monsoon?

Here are few tips to keep your clothes and fabric odour free and free during monsoon season :

  • Don’t leave wet clothes lying about

Musty odours worsen as time goes on; so don’t leave the clothes in the washing machine or in the laundry basket. Wash the clothes as soon as possible or if it needs to be dried then hang them up somewhere until they are cleaned.

  • Use a fresh smelling laundry detergent

Rin Refresh is the perfect detergent for revitalizing damp and dingy clothes. Formulated to leave clothes clean, bright, and with the lingering scent of lemon and rose – it’ll make fabric fresh and clean once more.

  • Add vinegar or baking soda to the wash

Add a cup of white vinegar or baking soda into the wash, alongside a good quality detergent like Rin Matic if using the washing machine, or Rin Detergent Powder if washing clothes in a bucket. This will neutralize bad odours and help to get rid of that unpleasant stale smell.

  • Line dry clothes

When the weather is unpredictable, you might not get the chance to hang clothes outside. But, if the sun does peek out of the clouds (or even if the rain stops for a while), take the opportunity to dry your clothes! The natural air and warming effect of the sun’s rays will ensure clothes dry fresh, clean, and sweet smelling. Alternatively, dry your clothes in areas where you can open the windows or ensure good ventilation.

Even though darker colors work well for this weather, you can choose to team up your dark colors with bright colors. For example, if you want to wear black pants, team it up with a bright coloured blouse or a button-down shirt. You can also wear prints and textured clothing. They are on-trend and perfect for the season. More important than choosing the right colors is to decide the appropriate fabric material to wear. Low maintenance, opaque, breathable and quick-dry materials are your best friend for this season. Kinds of cotton, linen and blends work like magic during the humid and rainy season. Wearing printed fabrics is also a safe bet. Prints, colors and monsoon go hand-in-hand, so make sure to take advantage of that.

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