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How to Store Your Sarees to Reduce Their Ageing

Now it's easy to make your sarees last longer than before. Read this effective saree storing and maintaining tips to save your sarees from ageing. 

You spend so much money on buying the best saree design from the market, but if you don’t maintain it properly, the next time you think of wearing it, it’s nothing more than a ruined piece of cloth. Hence, it’s essential to prevent your sarees from ageing and we are going to tell you how!

1) Storing the Sarees

Sarees should be kept in a cotton saree cover or wrapped in a smooth cotton cloth. Light and dust are your sarees’ two enemies, so make sure that you have them properly protected. Sarees need to breathe – storing them in plastic is not recommended.

2) Air-dry the Sarees

Just like any other fabric, taking your sarees outside for a dose of fresh air is always good for its life extension.  Every month leave the sarees out for a few minutes but don't let the sarees sit in direct sun for too long. If you have a shady place, leave your sarees out to air for a couple of hours. 

3) Use of Hangers

It's always better to use hangers for your silk sarees as it leaves your saree wrinkle-free. Avoid using metal hangers as it may react with the silk and cause rust stains. Hang the sarees in a plastic hanger. 

4) Use Repellents

In order, to keep the moths and silverfish away, use naphthalene balls, but don't let the balls get in direct contact with your sarees as they tend to discolour any zari work.  An even better option is to use natural ingredients like camphor, dried chillies or dried Neem leaves as they have anti-pest and antifungal properties.

Just keep in mind what you have learned today and you will no longer have to worry about your favourite sarees! 

Top Tip

Every 2-3 months leave your sarees out to air in shade for a few minutes to extend their lives.