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27 Genius Hacks Every Woman Needs to Save Her Clothes

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February 03, 2016 · 3.5k Views

You're spending good money on your wardrobe, so don't throw away that top just because it has a stain on it. Most things can be salvaged with easy tricks, so keep reading!


1. Accidentally shrunk your favorite shirt in the dryer? You can fix it with hair conditioner! Here's the tutorial.

2. If your jeans harbor an unusual odor, stick them in a Ziploc bag and then toss it in a freezer to eliminate odors.

3. You can also stop cashmere or wool tops from shedding by throwing them into the freezer, too.

4. Erase armpit stains with lemon juice and baking soda.

5. If you thought vodka could only do you wrong, think again. Spray a small amount of this alcohol on your clothes to eliminate strong odors, then let it dry.

6. The gentleness of dishwashing soap will help lift oil stains from delicate clothing.

7. Or you can cover an oil stain with baby powder (or crushed white chalk) and leave it on overnight to soak up the oil.

8. Remove foundation marks by pretreating the spot with shaving cream before tossing it in the wash. You can also use a baby wipe to gently brush the stain away.

9. Use a razor to shave off sweater pills.

10. Pretreat a lipstick stain by spraying it with hairspray, dabbing the stain, and then throwing it in the wash. You can also try a can of 409.

11. If you don't know how to sew, paint clear nail polish over a loose button to temporarily stop it from unraveling.

12. You can also use clear nail polish to stop a run in your tights.

13. Got a stuck zipper? Free it by coloring the teeth on both sides with a crayon (of the same color as the zipper) or a cotton swab and petroleum jelly.

14. Restring a hoodie by attaching a safety pin to one end of the string and using that as a guide to bring it through the other side.

15. Replace a broken pant zipper with a key ring.

16. Counteract red wine stains with white wine by soaking it for a few minutes as a pretreat before washing it.

17. Use adhesive moleskin to fix that annoying underwire poking out of your bra.

18. Use a nail file to buff awaystubborn dirt on suede shoes.

19. A soft toothbrush and vinegar will help eliminate water stains on leather shoes.

20. To remove a scuff on patent leather shoes, use petroleum jelly and a cotton swab.

21. To make patent leather shoes shiny again, spray them with a bit of glass cleaner.

22. If you don't have shoe polish like most of us don't, you can also use moisturiser to repair dull or scratched leather shoes.

23. Pour baking soda into sneakers to absorb sweat and nasty odors.

24. Shoes too tight? Blow dry the tight area while wearing thick socks and the shoes.

25. If the arms of your sunglasses are a bit loose, dab some clear nail polish on the hinge to temporarily tighten them.

26. Wash your delicate silk pieces with lukewarm water and baby shampoo.

27. Use beer to clean gold jewelry and ketchup to clean silver jewelry. Weird but it works!


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Daisy loves to write with humor and can be quite the sarcastic commentator when it is appropriate. Loves carbs, fashion, staying active, and pinning the latest DIY projects for her room (which she will actually never do).

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