“If you take care of things they last longer.”
Same applies to our sarees. Since I was a child, I have watched my mother and aunts carefully remove their prized sarees from the almirah, air dry them, and fold them every 3 months.
Every saree has a story, from the one that’s been in a family for generations, to the one that a mother gifted to her daughter on her wedding day. They are a symbol of pride. Wearing them feels like an achievement, especially if it's a family heirloom.
Sarees are an integral part of Indian culture. These gorgeous fabrics are part of our rich history and have their own significance. But did you know that by taking proper care of your sarees, you can make them last longer? We are here to talk about all the ways you can take care of your lovely sarees so that they keep shining in your wardrobe for a long time.
How to store sarees for long time?
There are some tips and tricks that you need to know in order to maintain your precious saree. We have listed some of the easiest tips to maintain your sarees in this post.
1.If you are not washing your sarees after wearing them, hang them in the shade to air dry any perspiration, moisture, before storing them in the closet. It's important to dry them in shade.
2.Sarees should not be stored in plastic covers. Sarees are made of natural fibers like cotton, silk etc. These natural materials may develop mildew patches if not properly cared for. Wrap the saree in brown paper or store them in fabric saree bags. Both the alternatives are easily available in the market.
3.Naphthalene balls - We have been using them since ages. But did you know, some naphthalene balls can create permanent stains, such as a fading color. So, take care that no naphthalene ball comes in contact with the saree. You can keep the naphthalene balls covered in a small pouch.
4.In case of stain: Blot, Don't rub. Accidents are bound to happen, they happen nevertheless when you are wearing one of your favorite sarees. Does this sound familiar? During such accidents, remember not to rub instead BLOT. Rubbing may spread a stain and damage the fiber, finish and color of the garment. Always remember the sooner a stain is treated, the easier it will be to remove.
Taking care of your sarees doesn't have to be a daunting task. All you need is some regular care. There are a few factors that can go a long way in increasing the longevity of your sarees. We hope that you find this information useful.