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How to Take Care of Your Coats and Jackets

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It’s almost that time of the year, my friends. Fall is my favorite season. One of the reasons I love autumn is because I get to take out my jackets and coats again! Fall fashion is absolutely my favorite. But how do you take care of your coats and jackets? I’m sharing some tips and tricks to get them in their tip top shape. After all, they are probably one of the most expensive clothing in your closet!

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How to Take Care of Your Coats and Jackets

First thing that you’ll need is something to protect your coat and jackets from liquids and stains. I use the Scotchgard™ Fabric & Upholstery Protector. Guys, it’s not just for your cushions, curtains, fabric furniture and other home items. They can be used on cotton, polyester, silk, wool, acrylic, nylon, delicate and dry clean only fabrics, and most washable fabrics. So they are perfect for protecting your clothes, especially your coats and jackets. Our coats and jackets are some of the most expensive pieces in our wardrobe. AND these layering pieces can be worn several times before washing. Wouldn’t you want to protect them from spills and the weather? That’s why we need a fabric protector.

What the Scotchgard™ Fabric & Upholstery Protector Does

The Scotchgard™ Fabric & Upholstery Protector will help repel liquids. So you won’t have to worry about the rain or other liquids spilling in your jacket or coat. It blocks stains by pushing them away from the fibers of the fabric. So stains release easily. Don’t worry, it’s not going to change the look, feel or breathability of your clothes!


1. Begin by taking out your coats, jackets, other outerwear and even your backpacks! You can lay them flat on a surface, but I like to hang them like this so I don’t get the fabric protector on any wooden table or carpet.


2. Next, shake the can of your Scotchgard™ Fabric & Upholstery Protector.


3. Now hold the can upright, 6 inches away from the fabric and lightly spray using a slow, sweeping motion.


4. I do two light coats and let it dry in between coats. Do the same for backpacks, caps, ties and suits if you like.


5. Now let your jacket, coat, backpack, etc. dry before putting back in your closet. Hang your coats and make sure the sweaters or sweater-like fabric jackets are folded. You don’t want to ruin them with hanger marks and/or stretching. For bags, if you have dust bags to keep them in, that would keep them even more protected.


You can do these steps annually before the start of the Fall and Winter seasons. But you can also do these every after wash to keep your coats and jackets fully protected. Don’t forget to pin the image below to save this tip for later!

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For even more great ideas to use Scotchgard™ Fabric & Upholstery Protector, check this page out. Don’t forget to grab a can (or two) on your next Target run. I found mine in the cleaning supplies aisle. You can save $2 when you use this coupon here.


How about you? Got any other tips or tricks you use for protecting your coats and other outerwear pieces? Do share! Xo, Cris.

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  • Reply kristi@ishouldbemoppingthefloor September 17, 2016 at 11:09 pm

    Such great tips!! And that backpack is so cute!! [client]

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