Last Updated on November 10, 2020
Are your clothes wrinkled, faded, have buttons falling off, or developing pilling? No worries, these clothing care tips will help you enjoy wearing your favorite pants, shirt, or dress for years by preserving the fabric and its original colors.
While you may love some pieces of clothing more than others, taking care of all of them will help you save lots of money and plenty of your precious time.
The 10 following clothing hacks are simple, effective and will help keep your outfits looking as good as new that you may even wish you knew them sooner.
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10. How to get wrinkles out of clothes effortlessly
You can easily make your wrinkled clothes look like they’ve just been carefully ironed without having to iron them! All you need to do is place a few ice cubes in your dryer. Here’s exactly how to do it: Grab three ice cubes, put them into your dryer, and run the machine for fifteen minutes on medium mode. As the ice melts, it’ll become steam, which will make your clothes wrinkle-free. There’s also another way to eliminate wrinkles from clothes, which includes placing a wet sock in the dryer instead of ice cubes.
9. How To Remove Pilling From Clothes
Pilling on clothes can be very annoying and make you look untidy. Luckily, you can easily remove pilling from clothes using a razor. Just get masking tape and grab any razor you have available in your shower, and make sure to proceed carefully and slowly so you won’t damage your clothes beyond repair. Start by washing the garment, then slowly shave away the pilling using very light movements, and finally, pick up all the eliminated pilling using tape or a lint roller.
8. How To Restore The Original Shape Of Your Hat
Once hats lose their shape, they start looking old and dull. So instead of throwing away your damaged hat and wasting money on a new one, use stuff you already have at home to bring your hat back to life. To do this, you’ll need to create steam to reshape the hat. Here’s how:
Boil some water in a small pan before making the fire low, then carefully put the hat on the pan and let it get filled with steam, which will progressively help the hat or cap regain its original shape.
7. How To Restore Faded Clothes
Did you know that faded clothing can be easily restored using one simple and cheap ingredient we all have at home and without making any efforts? Well, this is no science fiction. All you need is regular table salt! Add salt to the wash cycle to help your clothes maintain their bright colors. So after placing your clothes in the washing machine and adding detergent, pour the half cup of salt into the drum to restore or preserve colors.
If you want, you can even add salt to all your loads to keep clothes looking like new and effectively get rid of several types of stains. Just avoid using coarse-ground sea salt; regular table salt is the right option.
6. How To Restore The Whiteness Of White Clothes
When washing white clothes, use a bluing agent to regain their original whiteness safely. You should avoid using sodium hypochlorite, commonly known as household bleach, to make white clothing whiter because its chemical content can instead cause your white items to become yellow.
On the other hand, using a bluing agent for laundry can make any white clothes brighter and decrease any yellowing.
Bluing agents work by adding a tiny trace of blue dye to your white clothes, making them whiter.
5. How To Wash Clothes That Have Zippers And Buttons
The best way to wash clothes with buttons and zippers is to button and zip them before throwing them into your washing machine. This quick and simple gesture can have a significant role in keeping your clothes safe as well as preventing buttons from loosening and closures from tearing other clothes.
4. How To Make Buttons Hold Longer
If you didn’t know about the previous hack and already have a loosened button that’s irritating you, use dental floss to stitch the button and keep it from falling off and getting lost.
This is important because sometimes one missing button can prevent you from wearing that piece of clothing.
3. How To Get Rid Of Shoe Odor
To avoid smelly shoes, you probably already have a solution in your kitchen. Baking soda is the best shoe odor eliminator, plus, it’s cheap and widely available. All you need to do is sprinkle one tablespoon of baking soda in every shoe. If it didn’t cover the whole shoe insole, then feel free to add a little more, depending on which size is the shoe.
2. How To Iron Shirt Collars Quickly And Easily
Sometimes, you spend a considerable amount of time ironing a shirt, but still, you won’t get the collar to look perfectly straightened. To fix this, use a hair straightener! You’ll be amazed at how it can iron the collar quickly and effortlessly. Just make sure to proceed carefully so you won’t burn the fabric or your hands.
1. How To Unshrink Cotton
Cotton is a wonderful fabric because it’s easy to manipulate. So don’t worry when it shrinks. Baby shampoo is enough to reverse the undesirable shrinkage. Here’s what you should do:
Fill your sink with warm water, place your shrunk fabric in it, and add a couple of tablespoons of baby shampoo. Give it a shake to mix and let it soak for about half an hour. Finally, take out the clothing and put it on a towel, then roll it up. Once the sheet gets wet as well, unroll it and lay the clothing flat to air dry.
Do you prefer taking care of your clothes to make them last longer or would instead buy new ones? We’d love to know what you think and if you’re using any other hacks to preserve your clothes. Leave a comment if you’d like to share your experience and knowledge.