According to my mom, I wasn't terribly hard on clothes while growing up though I did tend to chew the lace off my dresses when I was a baby. My mom is incredibly meticulous about keeping things looking nice, so whatever issues that arose related to clothing were resolved quickly. That trait has carried on to me. I still like my stuff to be pristine, so I also take really good care of my clothes. But I have a 4 year old boy, and I'm trying to figure out how to keep his clothing looking nice as well as lasting longer. He's all boy. Translation--he's really rough on clothes. I can't tell you how many pairs of jeans he has with holes in the knees. I never put a white shirt on him--he's a messy eater and has now begun wiping his face on his sleeve. I try to catch problems quickly, but my salvage success rate isn't great.
So I'm trying to compile a list of ideas on how to combat my problem. Here are 2 things I've started doing:
1. Putting patches on the inside of his jeans before he starts wearing them.
2. Treating stains immediately.
Does anyone else have some good ideas they want to share?