Jackets get a lot of use during the winter, but if wear and tear is showing, it’s time to give them a good cleaning. However, down jackets require different cleaning than wool coats, and fleece fabrics certainly don’t have the same needs as leather. Unsure of how to clean your many different winter coats and jackets? SoapBox’s laundry experts have come up with tips on how to clean the most common winter jacket fabrics, so you can be warm—but look cool—all winter long.
Cleaning Your Down Garments Shouldn’t Ruffle Your Feathers
Down jackets and vests are very fashionable for the winter months, but there’s a misconception that they’re hard to clean. While you should always read the care label on each of your down items, they can generally be washed in a front load washer—just be sure to use a detergent specifically made for down garments. For drying, a low heat setting should fluff it to perfection. If you’ve heard too many horror stories about down garments getting ruined after a home-wash, our professional drop-off laundry services are the perfect option.
Maintain Your Comfort
Wearing fleece is possibly one of the coziest perks of winter, but washing them incorrectly can roughen up their snuggly appeal. To avoid this, wash your fleece items in cold or warm water on your washer’s permanent press cycle—this ensures it won’t spin so fast that your items get wrinkled. To prevent pet hair and lint from ruining your fleece’s fluffiness, be sure to wash with other clothes that don’t produce lint. Although you can tumble dry fleece on a low heat (never on high!), air drying is the best drying method.
Dry Clean Wool Coats to Keep Them Wrinkle-Free All Winter
Warm and tailored, wool coats are a classic winter staple. However, because most wool coats are lined with non-washable fabrics, they typically need to be dry cleaned (you can find this out on the care label). At SoapBox, we will keep your wool coat clean and structured, with our expert dry cleaning services.
Maintain the Luxuriousness of Your Leather Jacket
While leather items don’t get tossed in the washer and dryer, but like your other jackets, they get dirty. To keep your leather looking sleek, spot treat any stains with leather-cleaning products and a damp cloth. Feeling a little nervous about cleaning your leather jacket? Allow our experts to use our professional products and equipment to remove stains while also ensuring the leather stays looking lush.
If cleaning your winter jackets and coats makes your nervous—or if you simply don’t have time—drop-off your items with the experts at SoapBox Laundry! With our drop-off dry cleaning and Wash/Dry/Fold services, your winter outerwear will be expertly cleaned and well taken care of—we guarantee it’ll be the easiest thing you do all winter. Contact us or drop-off your items with us today!