Need to Clean Your Jeans but Don't Want Them to Fade? Try This Freezer Hack

The great pair of jeans is always worth the expenditure, but you should make sure to the actual care instructions to a To. The best rule for making denim jeans last is to avoid washing all of them à la Victoria Beckham , but you can only get away doing laundry for such a long time. So when a Nordstrom employee shared her tried-and-true freezer method that doesn’t include the washer, we had to place it to the test.

All you have to do is usually store your jeans inside a gallon-size Ziploc bag plus pop them into the refrigerator for a full 24 hours. Yet make sure they’re properly covered (otherwise, your jeans will certainly smell like the contents of the freezer). The Nordstrom worker promised that the cold air flow would remove any smells, all without causing the denim jeans to fade or stretch out.

If you ever clean your jeans in warm water or throw them in to the dryer when they’re sensation loose, know that the heat will be ruining their elasticity plus removing dye each time. Viewers your jeans can no longer bring back to the original size plus, eventually, the dryer won’t be sufficient to shrink them.

We’ve read through multiple outlets that your freezer’s temperature isn’t cold sufficient to actually eliminate bacteria and that odors can resurface once your skinny jeans warm up. Well, after testing out the hack for yourself, we can confirm that the refrigerator trick does in fact function! Even after letting the denim jeans sit out for a few hours, they will still smelled fresh.

Although we were unable able to prove whether or not the bacterias stuck around, the denim jeans at least no longer smelled such as dirty laundry. The only suggestion we have is to double close off your jeans in 2 Ziploc bags (we attempted using just one the first time around which resulted in some pretty moist pants). Obviously, the refrigerator won’t remove stains, and we suggest spot-cleaning rather than washing them completely.