Fashion hacks are very helpful especially if you do not have enough money to throw around or fix little damages that have been done to your bags, dresses, and shoes. There are several ways to take care of these problems without having to spend so much or nothing at all.
So whether you are currently in need of such tips or not, this knowledge will definitely come in handy someday. Here are some hacks to save your wardrobe from total ruin.
To get rid of powder foundation stain: Mix a simple solution of equal parts white vinegar and water and gently blot the stain. But don’t rub it in!
To get rid of liquid foundation stain: For oil-free foundations, blot with shaving cream. For oil-based varieties, pretreat the stain with dish detergent, and then throw it in the washer on the cold cycle.
To clean up your Suede: Rub stale bread gently on suede removes scratches.
Some other handy tips you need to know include:
Quick Stain Remover
If you’re at a party and your favourite shirt gets stained, order a vodka neat, dip a clean cloth into the liquor and dab on the spot to remove the stain. Then rinse thoroughly in the ladies’ room. That should prevent permanent damage.
Unstick a Pesky Zipper
Rub Vaseline, crayon wax, or the end of a graphite pencil along with the teeth of a zipper to help it slide smoothly.
Banish Water Stains on Leather
Spray the stain with a mixture of cold water and vinegar, and then rub gently.
Stretch Shoes That Are Too Small
To stretch painful shoes, fill up two Ziploc bags with water, just shy of halfway. Remove as much air as possible, seal the bags and place one of each into the toes of your shoes. Freeze overnight. Pull out the bags or break the ice with the blunt end of a knife, then remove. Do not let the water melt in the shoes. Repeat if necessary. Try wearing a pair of thick socks with the shoes and then heating the tight spots with a blow dryer.
Remove Odour from Jeans
After you wear your jeans, toss them in a plastic bag, seal the bag and store in your freezer overnight. This will eliminate most of the odour-causing bacteria that get trapped in denim.
Banish Deodorant Stains
Get rid of yellow deodorant stains by applying a mixture of baking soda, hydrogen peroxide, and water to the pesky spots.
Prevent Fading in Dark Jeans
Add 1/2 cup of distilled vinegar to the last washing cycle then leave to dry.
Remove Wrinkles Without an Iron
In a situation where iron is not available, the easiest way to remove wrinkles on your clothes is to dampen the area where the wrinkles are, smooth out the fabric with your hands and blow-dry the area while holding it taut. You can also use a straightening hair iron in lieu of a regular one. It works like a charm.
Remove Dirt on Cloth Shoes
Apply a mixture of baking soda and detergent to a toothbrush, and scrub.
Avoid Wrinkles and Creases on Jackets
Turn the jacket inside out before you fold it and pack it.
Wash Cashmere Sweaters
Use baby shampoo to wash your delicate sweaters.
Stop Your Jewellery from Tarnishing
Store your jewellery in a ziplock bag to keep it from getting scratched or tarnished.
Remove Odours from Sneakers
Cover the shoes in baking soda to help stop stinky feet.
Prevent Sweat Stains
Spray white shirts that tend to get sweat stains with lemon juice before you wash them.
Make Sunglasses Tighter
Use clear nail polish to tighten up the hinges if they’re feeling loose.
Rub some deodorant on your soles to help prevent blisters from painfully tight flats or sandals.
Make Your Engagement Ring Sparkle
Scrub your ring with baking soda or toothpaste to help it sparkle and shine brighter than before.
Soften a T-Shirt
Make a t-shirt feel vintage-soft by dipping it for three days in a mix of one quart of water and 1/2 cup of salt.
To waterproof your canvas shoes at home, pick up any original, un-dyed beeswax (usually found at hardware stores) and rub it over the entire cloth surface. Use a blow dryer to melt the wax and “seal” the material. And let your shoes set for at least five minutes before you wear them.
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