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15 Hacks For Salvaging Stained, Scuffed, And Ruined Clothes

May 15th, 2018

You get some ink on your shirt and you think your favorite blouse is done for. But it’s not! There are lots of ways to fix clothes that are seemingly “ruined.”

Here Are 15 Hacks For Salvaging Stained, Scuffed, And Ruined Clothes:

1) Poking Bra Underwire

You dropped more than $50 on that bra only to have the underwire rip out and stab you. You sewed it up and it just poked back through. But there is a fix for this. Patch it with a piece of adhesive moleskin.

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2) Use White Wine To Remove Red Wine

In this case, two wrongs can make a right. Soak a red wine stain with white wine. Let it sit for a few minutes to pretreat the stain before you wash as normal.

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3) Stop Sweaters From Shedding

Are your cashmere or wool sweaters shedding like crazy? Put them in the freezer overnight before you wear them. This will stop the shedding.

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4) Fix A Pulled Stitch

If you have a pulled thread, try tugging at the fabric around it to put it back in place. You may also need a needle. Get details on that method below.

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5) Put Stinky Clothes in the Freezer

If you have a piece of clothing with a stink that just won’t quit, there is hope. Toss it in the freezer overnight. The cold temperature will kill other odor-causing bacteria.

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6) Fix a Run In Your Stockings

Don’t let this put a damper in your night. Paint some clear nail polish over the run in your stockings. It will prevent it from getting any bigger.

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7) Armpit Sweat Stains

Scrub out armpit sweat stains with some baking soda or lemon juice and water. Make a paste with baking soda and water and rub it all over the stain. Let it sit for a few minutes before putting in the wash. You can also try just lemon juice and water.

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8) Shine Patent Leather

Have your patent leather shoes lost their shine? Spray them with glass cleaner then wipe them down. This will restore their shine.

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9) Tighten Loose Glasses

Are the arms of your glasses feeling a bit loose? If you don’t have a screwdriver paint some clear nail polish over the screw. It will temporarily tighten it.

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10) Revive Dried Out Leather

Are your leather shoes dried out or cracked? Pour a bit of lotion on a towel. Use it to rub your leather shoes and restore them.

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11) Unraveling Button Thread

Don’t lose a button on your shirt. Dab a loose button thread with some clear nail polish. This works great if you’re not big on sewing.

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12) Scuffed Patent Leather

Don’t toss those scuffed patent leather pumps just yet! Use a cotton swab dipped in petroleum jelly and rub the scuff marks. This should get rid of them.

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13) Dirty Suede Shoes

A little dirt isn’t the end of your suede shoes. Use a nail file to buff the dirt off. This will make them look brand new.

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14) How To Remove Ink Stains

Spray your ink stain with an alcohol-based hairspray. The alcohol will dissolve the ink and get rid of the stain. Put a towel underneath the piece of clothing and soak the stain in hairspray. Blot with a towel until the stain is gone and wash your garment as you normally would.

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15) Get Rid Of Water Stains

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Rain, snow, and salt can do a number on your leather boots. Get rid of those water stains by dipping a toothbrush in white vinegar. Rub the stains with this solution to remove them.

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