Hats & Caps: A Practical Guide
Caps can be a great fashion accessory, that can enhance most outfits when done right. However, people often forget the more practical issues when dealing with hats. That is, how the hat and cap reflect your lifestyle and mental attitude. As a result, we decided to help answer the more practical problems that you have when dealing with caps for men.
Table of Contents:
• How to organize hats & caps?
• How to wash a baseball cap?
How to organize hats & caps?
One of the most important benefits of being organized is reduced stress which in turn helps in minimizing stress-induced conditions such as depression, ulcers, and heart disease. Therefore, it is important to organize your caps in a proper way, instead of stuffing them in the corners of your room. Some simple helpful tips to organize your branded caps include:
Tip #1: Get yourself a hat or cap holder that you can simply hang or clip on to your room door. This will allow you to display your caps and save you a ton of space that you could use for your other personal stuff. It serves as a great reminder because you can pick up your cap on your way out of your room. This is especially helpful during the winter when you need to carry your woollen caps and beanies to keep warm.
If you are creative you can make your own hanging hat organizer. There are many ways you can go about it and we highly suggest you watch the following video that will help guide you into making your DIY Hat hanger/ organizer. You can always change some of the items that are used in your video and feel free to add your own personal touch. Here is another place you can find some cool, creative ideas to DIY hat/cap organizers: https://donpedrobrooklyn.com/diy-hat-rack-ideas/
Other possible solutions could include shelve racks, hangers, and hooks depending on the number of hats/caps you possess.
How to wash your baseball cap?
Baseball caps are often worn on a regular basis, and quite literally pick up all the dust, and dirt from your surroundings. However, not many people take care of their cap on a regular basis. According to Real Simple, baseball caps should be washed 4-5 times a season. So, how often are you washing your cap?
It is important to wash the cap the right way to ensure it does not get damaged. Some general points to note before washing your cap.
- Do not put caps into the laundry: This includes both the dryer and washer. This is because dryers can get too hot, and the revolutions can damage the structure of the hat.
- Do not use products with bleach in them: Bleach is an oxidizing agent, which means that it tends to remove color or ‘whiten’ materials that comes in contact with it. This is something we absolutely want to avoid when washing our caps as we want the colors of the cap to last if possible.
- Do not throw your hat into the dishwasher: Dishwasher liquid usually contains bleach and runs at high temperatures. Both above are bad for the structure and color of your cap.
Hand-washing really is the best way to wash your cap. This is to make sure the cap retains both its colors and shape.
As a result, the best way to wash the baseball caps include:
- Fill a sink or bucket full of lukewarm water.
- Then add a tablespoon of laundry detergent or OxiClean. In case you don’t have either, use some dish soap.
- Then introduce cap into the bucket and let the cap soak in the mixture for a couple of hours. Clean certain spots if needed using a soft bristle brush.
- Rinse the soap off using lukewarm water and pat the cap to remove excess moisture by using a dry towel.
- Let the cap hang till it becomes completely dry. This can sometimes take up to a day.
Special Tips for cleaning woollen hats:
Wool caps are more delicate than cotton or mesh caps. Therefore, you must be more cautious when cleaning it. Use a detergent or cleaning product that is for woollen products. Do not rub or scrub too hard during the cleaning process to ensure the wool doesn’t get matted. Wool hats are also notorious for losing its shape post washing so the best way is to dry the cap is sometimes through wearing it while it is still a little damp. This will ensure that the cap takes the shape of your head.