Quick Hit: The Single Best Way to Avoid Shrinking Shit in the Laundry

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Back when I had a sweater that actually fit, I used to smile like this too...
Back when I had a sweater that actually fit, I used to smile like this too…

One year my sister bought me a damn-near-perfect shawl collar sweater.

It was awesome: a neutral color that went with anything, warm as hell and – best of all – a perfect fit.

It took me less than a month to shrink it in the [email protected]¢king dryer.

After that I vowed: no more.

I went online and bought a separated laundry hamper to make sure I NEVER accidentally threw a valuable delicate in with my everyday t-shirts and underwear.

With the holiday (and thus, sweater) season upon us, I recommend you do the same.

My Sweater Salvation
My Sweater Salvation

Separate Your Shit

I dedicated one basket for delicates, one for gym clothes, one for darks and one for lights – and never looked back.

Since then, my wardrobe has continued to grow, rather than – well, I’ll spare you the pun.

But it was going to be hilarious. (No it wasn’t.)

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Dave is a men's style blogger whose insightful (and of course, irreverent) advice on how to look good and live well is read by more than two million people each year.

When not obsessing over style and self-improvement, he can usually be found at home playing with his wife and son, indulging in a hoppy craft beer, or sobbing over the woeful state of Toronto's sports teams.

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