It’s that time of the year where your hosiery drawers may look like a hot mess of tangled tights, stockings, leggings and socks. Help is on the way! These simple tips will aid in extending the life of your hosiery and we'll share with you a 'how-to' guide to organise your drawers and hosiery.
Keep it Clean
When washing your hosiery always use good quality nylon wash bags. Delicates wash bags are simply the safe, effective and smart way to launder your hosiery and sensitive fabrics.
Before washing, make sure you separate your bras from your hosiery (stockings, tights, fishnets, socks) to avoid hooks and embellishments snagging and ripping your favourite pieces during the wash.
If you have the time and want to take extra care of your delicates, hand washing is also a good option.
Once washed (by machine or by hand), lay flat on a towel to dry to avoid unwanted stretch and to extend the lifespan of your hosiery.
Tip: Remember to place your hosiery and delicates in laundry wash bags to prevent them from finding their way into the washing machine pump – it will be difficult to remove them or they will never be seen again!
If you have space, drawer dividers are a great way to organise your drawers. Dividers help segment your lingerie and hosiery and make it easy to reach when you're in a hurry. They’re available from most department and storage retailers. Drawer dividers are generally available in wood, non-woven fabrics, thick cardboard and dividers that interlock with each other to give you your desired space. The latter two can be cut down to accommodate your storage space and drawers.
Either way, make sure they have a smooth or protective surface to avoid undesirable runs or holes in your stockings and leggings.
Separate and Coordinate Different Styles
Take the time to separate and coordinate different styles. The good news is you only need to do it once! When you separate the different styles into rows and align them in your drawers it makes it easy to find your hosiery. We all admire and love a well-organised hosiery and underwear drawer. Right?
Of course, take up as many rows as your hosiery and underwear collection requires.
Row One – Leggings and Stockings: Fold in half lengthways and then fold again and lay flat in a drawer. Or you can roll them up, or tuck the tights so you end up with a tidy ball. It's also good to invest in a pair of stockings or tights with reinforced toes to prevent toes poking through.
Tip: Always use the “scrunch up the legs from hip to toe” method for putting on your tights and stockings.
Row Two | Tights: Fold in half lengthways and then fold again and lay flat in a drawer. Or you can roll them up and tuck the tights so you end up with a tidy ball.
Row Three | Knee Highs: These are easy to organise and store as they take up very little room. Just make sure you keep them together.
Row Four | Socks: Fold the top ends only. Or roll the socks into a circle (see picture). Or you can roll, and then fully tuck the ends so you end up with a sock ball.
Hosiery Dust Bags
Make sure your tights, leggings, stockings and socks are stored in a cool and dry environment to minimise moisture and mildew build-up. Storing your hosiery in hot and humid areas where little to no air circulates will shorten the lifespan and the integrity of the nylon and the delicate hosiery fabrics in the long term.
Also, constant exposure to dust particles can damage your hosiery. 100% cotton hosiery dust bags are breathable and are a safe alternative for storing your hosiery, particularly in the off-seasons. Then, when winter comes around, you'll know that your hosiery has been well protected from these elements (dust, dirt, mould, mildew, sunlight) and you can wear your hosiery immediately.
Whether you prefer to see your hosiery laid out in drawer with dividers or stored properly in proper hosiery dust bags, the most important point to remember is that your hosiery is protected from snagging and potential runs.
Finally, when you segment your lingerie and hosiery in cotton bags, you can easily find them when needed - especially as they have been properly organised and are easily accessible.
These 100% cotton bags are great for travelling and are designed to separate your clean clothes, lingerie, shoes and other belongings.
You'll work out which storage method works best for you .. so embrace these easy and effective tips!
5 Pack - Mix ‘n’ Match Hosiery Bags are also available in different colours and patterns.
It’s amazing how much wearability you can when you give your hosiery a little TLC!
Thanks for reading.
Remember if you ‘Love it, Cover it!®.’
Maria Kazzi | Kazzi Kovers
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