Even if you’re wearing the best on your back, your clothing and accessories can still rip and stain from time to time. But let’s face it: Buying a new piece every time that happens can be expensive. That’s why we’ve rounded up 10 clever lifehacks that will help save your wardrobe and your wallet. Scroll through, and let us know which one is you favorite.
1. Fix glasses with crazy glue.
Just recently, screws fell off of our editor’s glasses, rendering them useless. That was until she pour a little crazy glue into the hinge and was able to save them.
2. Clean suede with a nail file.
We’re not sure how many suede suits you have, but we’re positive you have some suede shoes that need some help. Just buff out any imperfection with a nail file.
3. Remove deodorant marks with foam.
Grab your latest dry cleaning, remove the foam patch from the hanger, and buff, buff, buff!
4. Keep wrinkles at bay by waiting.
Wait at least five minutes before putting on something you just ironed. If not, wrinkles might come back two-fold!
5. Stop a run with nail polish.
This is an oldie, but a goodie! Just paint some clear nail polish on the edges of the run in your stockings.
6. Put your jeans in the freezer!
This is a great debate. Some people find it totally acceptable to skip a jean wash and just put them in the freezer to de-stink ’em. We suggest placing jeans in the freezer to presever the color and shape, and we do recommend a good ol’ regular wash once or twice a month to make sure you really killed the bacteria.
7. Remove pills with a razor.
Whether it’s your favorite sweater or pants that are covered in pills, simply use a razor and lightly run it along the clothing, and voila!
8. Remove makeup stains with shaving cream.
TBQH, we haven’t tried this ourselves, but we have heard wonderful thing about rubbing a little shaving cream on a makeup stain, then throwing your clothing in the wash, to remove said stain.
9. Use aspirin to fight sweat stains.
Crush two aspirin and mix them with warm water. Apply the solution to the stain, and allow it to sit for three to four hours.
10. De-stink shoes with a little baking soda.
If your shoes could use a little freshening up, sprinkle some baking soda in them to absorb the odors.