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If you live in an area of the world that experiences all four seasons, you probably have received some tips on how to survive the coldest season of all: winter. You know how to winterize your car, home, and even your pets. However, Old Man Winter’s arrival has never prepared you on how to take care of your winter clothes, especially your coats and other heavy outerwear.

Close your eyes and picture your go-to winter coat or jacket. When was the last time you cleaned it? Did you use a company that provides residential laundry services or did you do it yourself when it came time to breathe new life into winter heavy outerwear?

Your cold-weather coats and jackets require cleaning during the winter months. The question is how do you keep your heavy outerwear smelling fresh and feeling comfortable throughout the coldest time of year?

Fabric Matters

The fabric used to manufacture your winter heavy outerwear is the most important factor in determining whether you need laundry delivery services. For fleece jackets, put the winter apparel through a wash cycle every six times you don the heavy outerwear.

Suit jackets and blazers should meet the washing machine after wearing them four or five times. If you wear a moisture-resistant rain jacket regularly, put it through the proper wash cycle two times a month. Otherwise, you should be fine washing a rain jacket once a month during the cold-weather season.

At the End of Winter

For down jackets, wool coats, and leather jackets, you might be able to wait until the end of winter to put the apparel through a wash cycle. If you wear any one of the heavy outerwear frequently during winter, give the winter coats a good wash at least twice during the season.

You have to find the right balance between keeping your winter apparel clean and avoid putting the clothes through too many wash and dry cycles. Hiring a company that offers dry cleaning services can help you prevent damage to your coats and heavy outerwear. You can also save time if they offer laundry pickup services.

After Washing Your Coats and Heavy Outerwear

What happens when winter gives way to spring? The answer is knowing how to store winter apparel until the next cold-weather season arrives. First, remove everything you find in the pockets, and then zip every zipper and button every button. You need to give winter outerwear plenty of room to breathe, which means placing the apparel in fabric bags, not plastic bags. If you have enough space in a closet, hang winter coats and heavy outwear to ensure you have your winter apparel lineup ready to go the next time the cold-weather season arrives.

Residential Laundry Services — San Jose & Santa Cruz

Keep your coats and heavy outerwear in excellent condition during the offseason by hiring a professional laundry service to clean the apparel at the right times. Laundry Care Express offers laundry pickup and delivery services to residents all over the Santa Cruz and San Jose areas.

Schedule a laundry pick up today.