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4 Tips For Packing Your Silk Scarves So They Stay Wrinkle-Free
If you’ve ever packed a suitcase only to find that your clothes are all wrinkled, then you know the importance of packing wrinkle-free. The same goes for your silk scarves!
I have many scarves (some from my grandmother and great-grandmother), and I use them not only for keeping my hair in place during windy days, but they are great for adding a little pizzazz to my purse or tote bag, or to tie around my waist for a quick black of color as a belt.
Here are 4 tips for packing your silk scarves so they stay wrinkle-free
By following these tips, you can rest assured that your silk scarves will stay wrinkle-free and looking fabulous no matter where your travels take you!
1. Start with a Clean, Dry Scarf
It’s important to start with a clean and dry scarf as you prepare to pack it. Not only will cleaning your scarf help to keep any dirt and dust off it during travel, but it also makes the scarf easier to handle when packing.
Start by washing the scarf in cold water with a favorite delicates-safe washing detergent. If it is machine safe throw it in the washer.
If it’s gentle with beads or made of silk, be sure to hand-wash with delicate care laundry wash and then let air dry.
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Once it is clean and dry, it’s time to begin packing.
2. Fold your Scarf in Half, Lengthwise
Take the clean, dry scarf, and fold it in half, lengthwise.
After you have folded it in half, take the two ends and fold them up and in toward the center, so your scarf resembles a long, thin rectangle.
This size allows you to efficiently and effectively roll the scarf up without too much bulk.
3. Roll your Scarf up Tightly, From the Folded End to the Pointed End
With the scarf folded up like a rectangle, begin to roll it up from one folded edge towards the pointed end.
Be sure to do this tightly, as the more you can get it to stay together on its own, the less likely it will be to become creased or wrinkled during transit.
4. Place Your Scarf in a Protective Sleeve or Fabric Pouch
Finally, you’ll want to make sure that your scarf is kept safe while you are traveling.
A great way to do this is to place your scarf in a protective sleeve or fabric pouch. This added level of protection helps to prevent any further creasing or wrinkle-formation that could be caused by friction with other items in a suitcase.
Not only will this ensure your scarf stays free of wrinkles, but it will also keep it protected from any dust, dirt, or other debris during travel.
Packing your scarves doesn’t have to be a stressful task!
With these 4 helpful tips, you can be sure that your scarf will arrive at your destination wrinkle-free and ready to wear.
From starting with a clean and dry scarf, to protecting it in a fabric pouch, following these steps will get your scarf where it needs to be, looking great!
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