How To Remove Static From Your Clothes
Have you ever struggled with a skirt that began sticking to your thighs and wondered what might’ve caused this? Well, the answer is static! A dress or skirt sticking to you like glue is not only an uncomfortable feeling, but can also be embarrassing if it rides up with every step you take! So, how can we tackle static on our most-loved garments?
Changing how you launder and dry your clothes can prevent this. But, we also have tips and tricks for how to get static out of your clothing in a fast and efficient way. Here’s what you need to know.
So, What Causes Static?
Static is caused when different fabrics rub together, creating an electrostatic charge. This electrostatic charge starts to build up in your clothes and usually, these clothes are the ones made of synthetic fibers, which causes them to stick to your body almost as if they were glued on you.
It’s true, static is a more noticeable problem in the winter, not only because wool and polyester (workout clothing) are two of the worst culprits. But, also because the low humidity allows static-like electricity to build up.
And, lucky for you, there are ways to prevent and remove static in clothes! Keep reading to learn how.
What Can You Do To Avoid Static?
The best way to deal with static is to take different steps to avoid an electrostatic charge building up in your clothing before it becomes a big problem. Nobody wants to stand on the street with an impossibly clingy skirt! Here’s how…
- First, if you’re particularly susceptible to static, avoid synthetic clothing, as this tends to be the worst culprit. Instead, shop for natural fibers, which retain moisture better.
- Also, use fabric conditioner in the wash, as it helps reduce friction and static as well as giving fabrics a soft, fluffy feel.
- Along with this, use fabric softener to allow your garments to smell extra fresh and feel super soft on your body. Don’t we all want to smell amazing after putting on freshly cleaned garments? Plus, it invisibly lubricates your clothing, which dispels electricity!
- Remember, don’t over dry clothes and try and dry synthetic fibers separate from one another so that they don’t charge up the rest of your clothes. If you can, line or air dry near a window on a hot and sunny day!
- If you can’t avoid the tumble dryer, add a tumble dryer sheet to the load, this will help to reduce a build-up of static. Along with this, adding an anti-static dryer sheet to your laundry load stops electrons from building up when your clothes inevitably rub together in your drying machine.
- In addition, when removing clothes from the dryer, give each item a quick shake to help prevent this from setting in.
- Lastly, it can become very problematic in very dry low humidity environments, so investing in an air humidifier can help immensely!
How can you get rid of static?
- Firstly, buy an anti-static spray and keep it in the wardrobe or your handbag so that you can have it with you at all times.
- Secondly, rub the inside of the garment and your tights with a dryer sheet for a quick fix.
- Don’t have any tumble dryer sheets?” No worries! Just spray inside of garment and legs with a very fine mist of distilled water or rub your legs with a moisturizing lotion.
- Also, if you’re just about to leave the house, try running a wire hanger across your clothes after you’ve put them on, as this will transfer the static!
- Finally, consider investing in wood hangers. Velvet clothing hangers tend to increase the static-like electricity in your clothing. Using wood hangers will reduce the static on your clothing. Feel free to take a look at our published blog post to learn more about the best hangers to use for your garments.
Avon Cleaners Is Here To Help!
Who doesn’t want clean, crisp, fresh and neatly pressed garments without all the added static? Well, you’ve come to the right place. Avon is here to help! We provide an array of services including eco-friendly dry cleaning service, laundry service, table cloth & linen cleaning service, rug cleaning, bedding cleaning, and much more!