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The One Thing You Should Always Do To Your Denim Jacket

It’s your trusty summer staple: Easy to throw on over a sundress or white tee, the denim jacket is definitely here to stay. But, like with any clothing, washing and drying can take a toll ― especially on perfectly dyed and distressed denim. That’s why we discovered a better way to clean your favorite topper.

What you need: A large plastic bag and your freezer.

What you do: Fold your jacket and stick it in the plastic bag. Place the bag in the freezer and let it sit overnight. The cold temperature kills odor-causing bacteria that thrive in warm and moist environments. Plus, you’ll keep the denim in its original state much better than your washer and dryer ever could.

A fun bonus: Your jacket will be amazingly chilly next time you slip it on for the end-of-summer cookout. Win-win.

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