Good Housekeeping advises in tip #7, “consider the price of maintaining clothes when you buy.” Dry cleaning extends the life of a garment and costs less than a trip to Starbucks. #8 Stop over-drying your laundry. The heat causes fading, shrinkage and fabric wear. #9. Keep your good clothes in the dark – light will discolor the fabric. #10 Check your pockets for before bring cleaning, you’d be surprised how many pens, lipsticks and markers we find.