You’ve figured out how to keep a pot of boiling water from bubbling over, or make stale chips crunchy again, but you’re just dying for a couple of hacks that will get you out of a fashion fail jam. Fortunately, you’re in luck. Here are 10 hacks that will give your clothes a longer shelf life at a price you can actually afford.
1. REMOVE RED WINE STAINS FROM COTTON
We’ve all had that epic klutz moment where we’ve spilled red wine on our shirts or tops. But don’t worry. You just need some paper towels and some club soda to remove the red wine stains from cotton clothes.
2. USE A SHARPIE TO COVER BLEACH STAINS
Bleach stains on black clothes are a nightmare. Fortunately, you can cover those unsightly white blotches up with a Sharpie. It’s not a permanent solution, but it will certainly do in a crunch.
3. REVITALIZE YOUR LEATHER SHOES WITH THIS
All you need is a small amount of moisturizer and a towel to polish it onto your leather shoes, and before you know it, the scratches on the leather will vanish like magic and your shoes will look brand new.
4. USE A SALAD SPINNER TO WASH YOUR DELICATES
If you own very fine delicates like bras, silk, and cashmere, hand wash them with a salad spinner. It will take out the excess water from the fabric and keep the material from being damaged.
5. KEEP YOUR FLY ZIPPED UP
If your fly keeps zipping down, use a thin elastic band wrapped through the zipper and loop it to the waist button. This will keep your zipper up and your cheeks from flushing red when someone tells you your fly is open.
6. GET RID OF DEODORANT STAINS
It happens! You put on a powdery speed stick on your pits and somehow, it got on your clothes. But don’t worry, you can remove the stains by lightly rubbing them off with baby wipes.
7. GET RID OF THOSE PIT STAINS
If you sweat excessively under your pits and it’s left stains on your clothes, get rid of them by mixing some lemon and water in a spray bottle. It’s super quick and easy.
8. REMOVE RED LIPSTICK STAINS
This is perfect for women and for men who want to hide their affair. Apply hairspray on the area where the lipstick stain is. Let it sit and soak for two minutes. Then dab the stain right off and put it in the washer.
9. IRON YOUR COLLAR WITH A HAIR STRAIGHTENER
If you’re in a hurry and don’t have time to take off your shirt and iron it, use a hair straightener instead. It’s a faster solution that men and women can use.
10. WAIT BEFORE YOU PUT ON IRONED CLOTHES
If you put on a shirt that you just ironed, you’ll wind up making new wrinkles. So after ironing a shirt or dress, wait five minutes before putting it on, and voila! You’re looking as sharp as ever!