Everybody loves some good hacks, and since clothing is such a big part of our lives, why not learn to be the very best at dealing with it?
For a list of what I believe to be some of the most useful clothing hacks I’ve heard about, you’ve come to the right place.
Loose zippers are quite terrible, aren’t they?
We all have that amazing pair of jeans that fits us just perfectly but has got one downside – a zipper that’s too loose. I know it doesn’t sound like much, but hey, when you’re in a hurry, this can be quite an inconvenience. You don’t have to worry though, because a key ring is all you need to solve the problem.
Double hangers anyone?
If you want your mornings to be as stress free as possible, then best thing to do is prepare your outfits – including matching accessories – the night before. However, most hangers are only made for one clothing article, and that does kinda suck. But you know what? It’s about time you put those aluminum tabs to good use.
Did you know that you could easily de-pill your clothes with a razor?
I’ve seen a great many people throw away some of perfectly fine clothes just because they had pills all over them. Apparently, they were not aware that these lint balls – although very annoying – can very easily be removed with a razor. Make sure that you do this with a light hand, though, or you may end up cutting the material.
Bleach stains on a black tee?
Bleach stains are super annoying, but hey, there’s no problem that a good old sharpie can’t solve, right?
Tack about amazing hacks!
Pulling the zipper of your dress is not really a problem when there’s someone around to ask for help, but when you’re alone, thing tend to get a bit more complicated. But not anymore.
This is the best way to get rid of oil stains
Talcum powder is the way, sweetie! How does this work? Well, the talc will absorb most of the oil, which is obviously going to make it easier for the stain to go away. You do have to leave the powder on for a few hours if you want it to have a noticeable effect.
Fun fact: Dry shampoo is based on the same principle. Basically, you just spray talcum powder all over your head, and by the time you’ve shaken it off, it will have already absorbed all the sebum. I live for hacks like these!
Ironing collars is an absolute nightmare
You know that moment when you think you’ve finished ironing a shirt, so you put it on and button it up, only to realize that the color looks far from decent? In that case, don’t even think of taking your shirt off and ironing it again, because you could actually wrinkle the rest of it in the process. Just plug your hair straightener in and fix that damn collar! Oh, and by the way, you don’t need the temperature to be too high. A medium setting will do just fine, and make sure that you don’t keep the straightener in the same spot for more than a few seconds at a time.
You know what? You may not need an iron at all
Isn’t this the most useful thing you’ve seen in your entire life?
This is by far and away the best method of folding sweaters and long sleeved shirts
If you want your blouses to last longer, don’t hang them the usual way, because the hangers will make them looser at the shoulders. Follow the instructions above and believe me – you’re going to be much better off in the long run.
Breaking in new shoes has never been easier
Let’s face it – no matter how expensive a new pair of shoes may be, you’re still going to get some pretty annoying blisters the first time you wear them, unless you’ve got a trick under your sleeve. If you place a bag filled with water in each of your shoes and pop ’em both in the freezer in the evening, the water will dilate and force your shoes to become looser overnight.
If you’re in a hurry, heat can work just as brilliantly
If you need your new flats to be nice and comfy but you can’t afford to wait the entire night, then the time has finally come for your warm, thick socks to shine. If it’s warm outside, blow drying your feet like this isn’t going to be the best feeling in the world, but hey, at least you’ll get it over and done with real’ quick.
Button gaps are now a thing of the past
All you need is a piece of scotch tape, which you should use just like this:
Just use some hairspray on ’em.
Everybody loves a woman who can tie a fancy knot
… or one that goes to this diagram at hand for those times when her man just can’t do it himself.
What clothing hacks do you know about?