Bed bugs or other vermin in second hand garments
Some might argue you shouldn't buy second hand textiles since you’re risking bringing home bed bugs, moth or other vermin. Nonsense, we say! First and foremost they’re pretty rare, second, the problem is easily solved. Put your second hand garments in the freezer (-18ºC) for at least three days, the first thing you do. Bed bugs are also killed when washing in minimum 60ºC, but far from all clothes can withstand those temperatures and washing programs. After the freezer you can wash your garments according to the instructions in the care label.
Wrinkly and misshaped clothes
Clothes that have been washed pre sale (recommended, of course), might have become a little misshaped. This is especially true when it comes to clothes made of viscose, who will shrink a lot when washed, or woollen shirts who are easily deformed. Steam through the whole garment thoroughly before judging whether the fit is actually bad or that the garment is just a little bit abused from the washing.