Sure, Taylor Swift may think that we can鈥檛 have nice things, but we鈥檙e going to have to respectfully disagree with the pop songstress on this one. While it may come as an initial shock to your wallet to invest in luxe fabrics for your work wardrobe or a comfortable, durable mattress for your first apartment, you鈥檒l end up saving money in the long run with investment pieces you won鈥檛 have to replace after a year. That is, of course, as long as you take care of them properly. And we鈥檙e here to help you do just that with this care guide for all your most prized (and pricey) possessions.

Clothing care

Organized Walk-In Closet

Not only does buying quality, timeless pieces from brands like Everlane and Reformation mean a sustainable wardrobe; it also means a chic one (double score). Sure, they鈥檙e a little pricier than their fast fashion counterparts, but using simple hacks like zipping up zippers before washing them (no snags) and switching to velvet hangers (no pulling) will ensure you鈥檝e got those basics for years to come. We鈥檝e got a ton of the best laundry care advice聽and tips to make your clothes last longer聽鈥 and even have the scoop on how to properly wash and care for your swimwear聽(it involves vinegar).

We also suggest getting pieces like blazers, trousers, and vintage treasures tailored (see our full tailoring breakdown): They鈥檒l become instant everyday essentials you can throw on without a second thought, which means you鈥檒l look and feel great all day. There鈥檚 nothing worse than continually tugging at your pants or rolling up your blazer sleeves at an important meeting because they don鈥檛 feel quite right.

PS: Stains happen to the best of us聽鈥 spilled coffee, dropped doughnuts, and dirty puddles聽are just a part of daily life 鈥 but our handy stain removal guide will make sure you keep your clothes spot-free. (Photo via Getty)

Phone Care

Samsung+

Your phone is one of the most important and well-used investments you own, which makes caring for it even more crucial. With Samsung+, you have access to guides and troubleshooting tips on your phone to improve your current experience or to 鈥済et to know鈥 your new device. There are even Samsung Pros on-hand to answer questions 24/7, and you can give them remote access to resolve any issues immediately (it鈥檚 like having your own personal tech squad at your fingertips) 鈥 all for free. There is a whole library of tips, tricks, and how-tos that will help you maximize your battery life and use all the features you didn鈥檛 know you needed. With Samsung+, getting the most out of your phone is even easier than coming up with that perfect Instagram caption (though maybe the Samsung community could help you with that too).

Pet care

Taking care of a living, breathing critter is a major daily responsibility 鈥 but we love those furballs more than we love other humans (seriously, science says so), making all the stress more than worth it. To save your sanity, once you bring home a new pet, it鈥檚 important you learn how to keep them safe in cold weatherand in warm weather聽and feed them healthy treats to keep 鈥檈m strong.

We鈥檝e聽also got all our pets connected to Paw Scout, a community-based GPS system to ensure they never get lost. A tag attaches to their collar that sends radar tracking to an app on your phone, so you can find Fido immediately.

Jewelry Care

There鈥檚 nothing worse than trying to untangle one of those tiny knots in a gold chain. To keep your necklaces tangle-free, we鈥檙e all about chic jewelry storage options that are as practical as they are pretty.

When it comes to keeping your stones shiny AF, all you need is a baby toothbrush and bottle of Windex (natural window cleaner just won鈥檛 do here). Just spray, brush softly, and rinse off with warm water to reveal some serious sparkle.

And it doesn鈥檛 hurt to take your most precious jewelry (engagement rings, we鈥檙e looking at you) into your local jeweler to tighten the prongs and give it a deep clean.

Kitchen care

Woman Cleaning Kitchen

Splurging on four quality knives is a must-do for any aspiring Ina Garten 鈥 but they do require some maintenance. You should be honing your steel knives after every use, the way you see chefs do it on Top Chef, you know? If you hone regularly, you should only need to get your knives sharpened once a year (we recommend hitting up a professional, but you can also do it yourself with a Whetstone tablet).

Since your appliances get so much wear, we suggest slowly upgrading your kitchen gadgets and appliances to the heavy hitters 鈥 just remember to clean them thoroughly with a natural kitchen cleaner after every use (yes, even around that annoying lip thing on your juicer鈥檚 lid).

And don鈥檛 be afraid of attempting to slay a quiche in a cast iron skillet just because you鈥檙e intimidated by the upkeep. It鈥檚 actually incredibly low maintenance (seriously, you just wipe it out after every use), and seasoning it before first use couldn鈥檛 be easier. (Photo via Getty)

Do you have any adulting hacks that makes caring for your investment pieces a breeze? Tweet us @BritandCo and let us know how you do it!