Laundry: 5 Tips to Clean Jeans.
The first generation of the 21st century has claimed the 1960s staple outerwear, the denim jacket and jeans, as their own.
Here's how to keep your - and the kids' - denim garments from looking like they're relics from your grandmother's flower power days.
The dye in most jeans transfers readily to its fellow bathers.
Let new jeans enjoy an exclusive bath after coming home.
Choose warm or cool water to prevent fading (unless you want fading, of course.)
Keep denim away from detergents with bleach for the same
Heat damages fibers on jeans and every other garment.
To extend the lifespan of jeans especially, lay them flat to dry whenever possible instead of tossing them into the dryer
Dry-cleaning denim can cause discoloration of jeans; so you'll want to avoid that, too.
When necessary, tumble dry while dryer drum is cool and use delicate settings.
Instead, wash the entire pants so you don't create a faded area where the spot or spill was.
If, of course, the latest style guru endorses wrinkle-free jeans.
About the Author
Tara Aronson is a native Californian. Having grown up in San Diego, she studied journalism and Spanish to pursue a career in newspaper writing. Tara, whose three children - Chris, Lyndsay, and Payne - are the light of her life, now lives and writes in Los Angeles. She also regularly appears on television news programs throughout the U.S.