How Freezing Your Tights Will Help Make Them Last Longer

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Now that summer is ending, tights will be a go-to for my wardrobe. The only problem is the constant snags I get. I feel like every week at least one pair makes it into the trash.

The good news – there is a super easy trick for extending their life – freeze them!

Yes, that’s right. I know it sounds weird but let me explain. The next time you buy a new pair of tights, run them under water until they are a little damp. Wring them out and then put them in a plastic bag and freeze them overnight. The next day, take them out and let them defrost. That’s it. Just do this once and you’ll be set.

So why does this work? The thought is that freezing process helps strengthen the fibers in the tights, thereby reducing the likeliness for snags to occur.

We were unable to find any scientific evidence on why this works but fans of tights swear by this. I’ll try any idea if there is at least some hope. Would you?

[h/t: PureWow]

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C.M. Tenhundfeld
Animal Lover. Triathlete. Scuba Diver. Master Griller. Quirky Perfectionist. I believe talk is cheap, so I lead by example and let my work speak for itself. Naturally curly hair and a leftie – what else would you like to know?

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