IS THRIFT SHOPPING SAFE POST-LOCKDOWN?

IS THRIFT SHOPPING SAFE POST-LOCKDOWN?

IS THRIFT SHOPPING SAFE POST-LOCKDOWN?

by CULTED
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Is Thrift Shopping Safe Post-Lockdown?

Music by: Sez on The Beach – Fashion. Image credit: Ben Read.

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With shops being reopened under strict new guidelines, many people are questioning whether thrifting is safe. While the majority of second-hand stores have introduced new precautionary measures to eliminate germs, here are some things you can do to make sure you stay protected.

First off, gloves are highly recommended when browsing and once you’ve got your new thrifted finds there are a number of ways you can kill the germs at home. The most obvious option is to throw any items into the washing machine – the CDC recommends washing clothes on the highest temperature setting. But with thrift store items you often don’t know whether it can withstand that kind of treatment. But don’t worry there are other options…

Using the hottest setting on your dryer is an alternative method, and, on the other end of the spectrum, you can also freeze your items to kill germs. And if there are any stains or you just want to get rid of that notorious thrift store smell you can soak the garment in baking soda overnight as it’s a natural deodoriser and cleanser.

Have you guys got any tips for staying safe whilst thrifting?

Drop them below.

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