When Should You Wash Your Coats & Jackets?

In our previous blog post, we discussed spring cleaning by giving you some pointers about storing your clothes when spring cleaning. This article will be concentrating on the care and storage of your beloved coats and jackets.


We all have that one favourite coat or jacket. We probably have a collection of coats and jackets we’ve invested in and would like to take care of. And rightly so, because clothes don’t come cheap. But have you thought about the last time you had them cleaned? It’s easy to forget to care for outerwear as the seasons change and your wardrobe staples rotate, but your coats and jackets need regular care to keep looking great. That’s why we here at Portughes Dry Cleaning – Malta’s leading dry-cleaning company – outlined basic guidelines to help you decide when to clean your outerwear, so you can give these pieces top-notch treatment.


Consider the fabric

The fabric of your coat or jacket is one of the key factors when deciding how frequently it needs to be cleaned.

• Down jackets, leather jackets and woollen coats: once a season, if worn intermittently; twice a season, if worn regularly.
• Suit jackets and blazers: after four to five wears.
• Fleece jackets: after six or seven wears.
• Rain jackets: Once a month, if worn occasionally – twice a month, if worn regularly.


Towards the end of the season

To lengthen the life of your coat or jacket, remember to tend to your outerwear during the off season. Before storing it at the end of the season, make sure your jacket is clean – even if you don’t see any noticeable traces of dirt or stains. Keep in mind that moths are attracted to perfume and food odours, so if your coat or jacket isn’t freshly cleaned, it can end up with pesky moth holes.

While many coats and jackets can be hand washed or machine washed, dry cleaning is ideal for woollen or embellished coats. Remember, leather jackets require special care and can’t be exposed to water, but bringing it to an experienced dry-cleaning company in Malta such as Portughes will ensure your jacket gets its well-deserved professional treatment. By following these cleaning guidelines, you can continue to wear your favourite coats or jackets in for years to come. After all, they keep you warm and cosy through cooler weather, so a little TLC is the least they deserve.

Portughes Dry Cleaning is one of the most popular companies when it comes to dry cleaning in Malta. Contact us today for more information on how we can help. We’ll even schedule a pick up, so you can go ahead with your list of errands throughout the day!

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