After the cold and dark winter months, spring and summer are just around the corner. Think longer, brighter days, and of course the bright and light colours of your spring and summer wardrobe.
Rotating your garments as the seasons change is a good way to make the most of your wardrobe space, and to keep your valuable winter clothes clean, fresh and ready for next year.
Clothes that are going to be stored away need to be properly cleaned and sanitised to protect them. This includes winter coats, cardigans, scarves, hats, blankets, pillows, doonas and also those well-worn onesies! At the same time, you’ll want to freshen up your spring and summer wardrobe (as well as bed linen and curtains) to get ready for the new season.
The best tools to keep your clothes feeling fresh and smelling great all year round
Read more on Tefal’s leading products to freshen up your wardrobe in time for spring clean. Designed, engineered and made in France so you can be assured of the manufacturing precision and quality.
Access Steam Force DT8280
Tefal’s most powerful hand-held steamer is ready to use in just 25 seconds and can easily steam vertically or horizontally. It is ideal for all your garments and linen, and removes wrinkles from the most delicate fabrics with no risk of burning or shining. The smart reversible pad with microfibre removes dirt and dust on one side, while the other side removes hair and lint with ease.
Ultimate Pure Anti-Calc FV9849
Perfect ironing with steam power that includes an exclusive anti-calc system to prevent residue and stains while ironing. Tefal’s most powerful steam iron that easily tackles the toughest wrinkles and most stubborn creases.
Pro Express Ultimate GV9543
Professional cleaning and steaming efficiency in the palm of your hand that makes garment care efficient and easy. Large, removable water tank and high-pressure steam from new boiler technology provides excellent results. Vertical steaming feature is ideal for last-minute touch-ups, and sanitising upholstery, curtains and bed linen.
IXEO Power QT2020
The powerful and versatile all-in-one ironing, steaming and sanitising solution that comes with a 3-position smart board for perfect results every time. Iron in half the time, and detach the steam head to steam and sanitise upholstery, curtains and linen anywhere in the house. Winner of the prestigious 2020 Good Design Award Best in Class Accolade in the Product Design Domestic Appliances category for outstanding design and innovation.
How to protect and store winter clothes
Before you pack your clothes away, they need to be clean and dry before they are stowed. Soiled or dirty clothes, especially if they have lingering odours from perfume or food stains, will attract pests like moths, and will also be susceptible to mould and mildew. Even ‘clean’ chemical smells such as fabric softener, bleach and starch can attract pests.
The best way to get your winter clothes clean and dry before storing them is to use a combination of high temperature and steam pressure. Tefal garment care products are proven to kill 99.9% of bacteria and viruses*, meaning your clothes will stay clean and fresh while packed away.
Don’t forget that how you store your clothes is also very important to keep them in excellent condition. Durable plastic storage bins with secure lids are a great choice as they easily stack to make the use of your space. They should be kept in a cool, dry area that is free from direct sunlight.
For your bulky coats and jackets, place them in garment bags, hung loosely on wood clothes hangers to allow air to circulate, thus preventing mould, mildew and odours.
*Tests carried out by external laboratory, according to the standard NFT72-110, Sept 2020
Get fresh this spring
Unpacking your spring and summer wardrobe can be fun this time around with Tefal’s innovative garment care products that can be used for any type of textiles.
Confidently use them with any type of fabric including denim, silk, satin, polyester, cotton, wool, synthetic or linen, and on any task no matter how big or small.