13 Genius Products to Extend the Life of Your Clothes (Watch Video)

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A few weeks ago, I went out of town which meant hubby was responsible for doing the laundry in my absence. In this case I usually come home to a shrunk, stretched or faded shirt. I got to thinking that we really need to invest in better products to help protect our clothes and keep them in the same great condition for years to come.

However, keeping our clothes in new condition can be a super difficult task without the proper care. Dry cleaning can be expensive and not an affordable option for many. I began my research and found some cool products on the market to help keep our clothes in amazing condition without the hefty cost. Plus, they are hubby friendly! 😊

1. In-Home Dry-Cleaning Kit

Skip the hassle, expense and harsh chemicals of the dry cleaner and use an in-home dry-cleaning kit. This kit from Dryel includes 14 loads (5 garments per load), patented steam bag, stain and odor removal spray, and on the go stain removal pen for under $20.

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2. Foldable Drying Rack

From delicate hand-washables to everyday loads of laundry, this AmazonBasics foldable drying rack offers a simple solution for conveniently air-drying clothes. The drying rack keeps items hanging neatly together and placed out of sight (no need to take over the bathroom with your delicates laying or hanging everywhere).

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3. Cashmere and Fine Wool Comb

Don’t throw out those cashmere sweaters just yet! These cashmere combs will remove all the fuzz, pills and even lint. They come in cedar or plastic. The cedar comb emits a wonderful, sweet aroma that makes it ideal for storing in a dresser drawer or closet in the off-season. Cedar wood also had the added benefit of being a natural bug repellant.

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4. Mesh Laundry Bags

Mesh bags are great for delicates, lingerie, sweaters, bras, baby clothes or active wear. They protect your garments from snagging, tangling or pulling in the washer or dryer!

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5. Wrinkle Release

No time to iron, but your clothes are wrinkly, Downy Wrinkly Release plus is the answer! In moments your garment is ready to wear, and you are ready to go!

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6. Wool Dryer Balls

These wool dryer balls soften laundry naturally. They last for a thousand plus loads saving you money. Dryer balls are great for sensitive skin and babies because there are no chemicals or synthetics used.

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7. Electric Sweater Shaver

This super premium high-quality product is the more expensive option to the sweater comb. It works on wool, linen, cotton, lycra clothes and sweaters. It also works brilliantly on household furniture, curtains, drapery, sheets, blankets and comforters to leave them looking new and fresh again!

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8. Handheld Fabric Steamer

Tired of paying for dry cleaning? This ExtremeSteam handheld fabric steamer by Conair is a quick and easy alternative to dry-cleaning. Its more versatile then an iron and can remove tough odors!

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9. Active Wear Laundry Detergent

Rockin’ Green is an all-natural detergent specifically designed for high tech fabrics. It eliminates odors in leggings, uniforms, dry fit, sports bras and many more. Its free from phosphates, bleach, optical brighteners, parabens, and SLS/SLES.

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10. Chlorine Remover for Suits

Getting rid of the smell of chlorine in our swimsuits can be super tough! Summer Solutions Suit Solutions neutralizes chlorine, bromine, and other chemicals in seconds. It will extend the life of your swimsuit and protect the materials from fading and aging.

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11. Pet Hair Remover for Clothing

Do you leave the house with pet hair all over your pants? This garment brush from OXO Good Grips easily removes dog and cat hair from your shirts, pants and jackets in seconds keeping them looking clean.

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12. Cedar Clothes Protector and Moth Repellant

This product safely and naturally protects your clothing storage from repels pest, moths, mildew and mustiness without chemicals. Its great to use when storing your clothes when the season change or everyday use.

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13. Delicate Wash Detergent

This detergent by The Laundress cleans and preserves delicate fabrics. Wash silk, nylon, blends, polyester, rayon, lace and many more. It’s highly concentrated and allergen free.

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Erin @ Wardrobe Hackers

Erin @ Wardrobe Hackers

Content Creator for Wardrobe Hackers

Erin is a fashion enthusiast, all-around craftsy girl, marketer, and devoted mom. She’s been with Wardrobe Hackers since day 1, as the author and “star” of our very first blog post and Youtube video. Before joining Wardrobe Hackers, Erin had her own custom wreath-making business (Front Door Décor) and prior to that, she managed key accounts with Enterprise. She lives in Charlotte, NC with her husband, two young girls and a beagle that sheds (a lot!).


  1. Zebra

    I need one of those brushes in my dog-lovin’ life! Thanks for the closet checklist too


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