2 DiscussionHow can organizing your clothing help make a little space seem like a lot more?What household items can be used for storage?
3 Routine CareOpen all fasteners ( buttons, zippers, snaps) when dressing to help prevent rips and tearsTake your shoes off before getting in and out of pantsCheck for stains right after taking clothes offRemove stains as soon as possibleCheck for needed repairsPut dirty clothes in a laundry basket away from clean clothesHang up or fold clothes that don’t need washing
4 Storing Clothes Drawers Closets Keeps smaller items in place Clothes will be less likely to wrinkle when you have ample storage spaceIf you don’t have a lot of drawer space, use plastic containersClosetsOrganize clothes:ColorSeasonalLong sleeve/short sleeve/ sweaters
5 Family ActivityWhat is your family technique for sorting and pretreating clothes?If you don’t know, watch tonight and ask.
6 Washing Clothes Care Labels Label will tell you steps to follow to wash and dry clothingAlso tells you what not to do with clothingSorting ClothesHelps to prevent colors from running togetherKeeps garments in good conditionSeparate clothes into the following piles:Delicate fabrics that require warm water and a gentle cycleSturdy white and light-colored clothingPermanent press and knit fabricsDark-colored clothingHeavily soiled garments that should be washed separately
7 Washing Clothes Pretreat clothes Any special attention you give a garment before launderingHelps to remove stains and heavy soilNecklines and cuffs need special attentionFollow label directionsSometimes extra scrubbing with undiluted liquid can help the stained area
8 L.A.Read laundry-product labels.What does each term mean?
9 Washing Clothes Choose Laundry Products Detergents- primary job is to remove dirtBleaches-used to remove stains, brighten clothes, and whitenFabric softeners – reduce static cling , make fabric softer, and reduce wrinkles
10 Select Cleaning Action Avoid overloading washerHand washingUse a sink or container large enough for clothes to move freelyChoose a soap or detergent to suit clothesPut water in the sink, add detergent, mix, and add clothesSoak clothes 5 to 30 minutes, depending on the amount of dirty clothesDrain the sink and add fresh water, gently squeeze sudsy water through garments. Use at least two rinses to remove both suds and soil
11 Math Activity Read the Energy Guide label on a dryer. Find the cost of drying one load of clothes.How much energy does it use?What would be the annual cost?Annual amount of energy used?
12 Drying Clothes Clothes can be air dried or dried in a dryer Generally, if it can be washed together it can be dried togetherCheck information on care labelsShake out clothes before putting in a dryerHelps to dry fasterAvoid overloading dryer-increases dry time and wrinklesAvoid over drying clothes- can cause shrinkageClean lint filter- improve circulation and avoid a fireAir drying is an energy saver
13 Pressing and Ironing Clothes Pressing- process of lifting and lowering the iron onto areas of fabricIroning involves moving the iron back and forth over the fabricKnits and wools should be pressed to avoid stretchingWoven fabrics can be ironedTemperature depends on the contentCheck care labelsIf it is a blend, set it on the lowest settingPress dark and wool fabrics inside-out to keep them from becoming shiny
14 Ironing Discussion Convenient times to iron? Think of two times where you could be ironing while doing something else.
15 Dry CleaningDry clean- to clean with chemicals rather than with water and detergentGarment is then cleaned and steamed to remove wrinklesNot all fabrics can be dry cleanedCheck care labelsProfessional dry cleaningMore expensive, but can remove more spotsCoin operated machinesCost less, but don’t always provide special treatment for spot or stain removal. You must do your own pressing
16 Clothing Repair Rips and Tears Easy to repair. Use thread that matches the color of the fabricMake a new line of stitching by hand or with a sewing machineBegin and end just beyond the ripped sectionIron on mending tape can help repair clothesCan be repaired with patchesButtonsTwo types of buttons:Sew-throughComes up and through the buttonShould make a shank when you sew this button onShankUnderneath to hold the threadSnaps, Hooks, and EyesUse black snaps for dark fabricsAnd silver for light onesHooks and eyes- found on necklines, waistbands, or neck edgesColors for hooks and eyes- same as above