Uggs are a fashion staple for many Vancouverites. The Vancouver weather, on the other hand, has a very different take on what's acceptable footwear. With rain encompassing two-thirds of Vancouver's climate, Uggs require a special kind of care that only dry cleaners can provide. In the meantime, it's up to the wearer to ensure that they clean and maintain their Uggs. Luckily, Tuesdays Fine Drycleaners can offer great advice on how to clean and maintain your uggs. Here are 10 tips on how to make that happen:
Use Water Repellent
Let's face it, you should never wear your Uggs in the rain or the snow, but sometimes you're just unlucky. Keep water stains away by using water and stain repellents. This way, your Uggs will withstand the elements and endure the test of time.
Always use a soft cloth or a sponge to clean
Never apply cleaning solutions to Uggs directly. If you do, you'll be staring at water stains for a lifetime. Instead, apply a light quantity of the solution to a sponge or a soft cloth to gently wipe your Uggs.
Never expose to extreme temperatures
If you're Uggs ever do get wet, never expose them to a direct heat source. This goes for blow dryers, heaters or any hot element. This will fade the boot and weaken the material.
Dry Uggs carefully
Always let your Uggs dry naturally in an open area with adequate ventilation. If you place your Uggs in an enclosed space, the shoes will gather mould and mildew. Needless to say, the smell will be most unpleasant.
Brush your Uggs delicately
If you ever get your Uggs dirty, use a soft-bristled brush to gently dust them off. Hard surfaces will only tear the fabric and create scratches in the material.
Take them to the dry cleaners
Last but not least, we can't stress enough the importance of taking your Uggs to the dry cleaners. Tuesdays Fine Drycleaners individually spot cleans your Uggs with eco-friendly solutions. There's no better way to clean and maintain your Uggs than giving them to us once per year.