These secrets will help you keep things in their original form or delay their meeting with the trash can. Here goes.
1. Varnish against torn off buttons and arrows
The first trick is familiar to many girls. It consists of the fact that with transparent nail polish, you can fix an arrow or a hole on the tights, Of course, getting rid of the flaw in this way will not work, but at least you can not worry that it will increase to universal proportions.
Another varnish trick will help secure the button that comes off. Just put the thread on them, and they will hold out until you get to the sewing supplies.
Also read: Tips and Tricks for Cleaning Pans
2. Soap against the tight zipper
If a zipper sticks to your clothing, run a bar of soap over it. It will improve sliding, and you will not have to tear your clothes.
3. File for cleaning suede
You can easily remove dirt from suede shoes with a nail file. If the dirt is hefty, hold your shoes over the steam for a few seconds, and only then use the file.
4. Toothbrush and vinegar for cleaning the skin
You can remove dirt from leather shoes with a vinegar- dipped toothbrush. This life hack is especially useful in winter when white marks from street reagents appear on the shoes.
5. Vaseline for cleaning patent leather
And one more trick for shoes, this time lacquered. Dark stripes are often formed on it, easily removed with a cotton swab with petroleum jelly.
6. Pillowcase for storing clothes
A clothes bag can be made from an old pillowcase. To do this, on the short side with a seam, you need to cut a hole for the hanger, and on the opposite side, attach the Velcro, as shown below.
The advantage of such a bag over a regular plastic bag is that it will not retain moisture inside, which will protect clothes from the mold.
7. Bra patch
If a bone protrudes from the bra, you can throw it out or seal the leaky place with a high-quality plaster and continue wearing your favorite underwear.
8. Store bras neatly
Another life hack that is designed to extend the lifespan of lingerie. Keep the bras nested inside each other, and then the cups will hold their shape longer.
9. Dry your sportswear
It is a bad idea to send sweaty gym uniforms straight to the dirty laundry basket – mold can develop. The best option is to dry your clothes first.
10. Store pants on a hanger
If your pants are on the shelf in the closet, you are constantly iron and steaming them. This, in turn, means rapid wear.
Also read: How to Prevent Shoes from Fading
It is best to store your trousers in a hanger. Lifestyle expert Elizabeth Mayhew offers the following option that minimizes the appearance of wrinkles.
- Fold the pants lengthwise and slide one side of the hanger into the fold, as shown in the picture.
- Wrap one leg around the other end of the hanger, and then do the same for the other leg.
11. Use boot holders
Shaper holders, or spacers, are needed to keep high-toed shoes in shape longer. You can make them yourself using this instruction.
- Cut two identical fabric pieces, about 35 x 71 cm (or the size of your shoes). Join each in half (lengthwise) and sew on the long side. Assemble one of the short parts with an accordion.
- Tie a rubber band around the accordion portion of the bag and turn it inside out.
- Place some cotton wool on the bottom and a small bag of beans on top.
- Then stuff the structure tightly with cotton wool. Do not forget to check the boot shaft; you need to cut off excess fabric, leaving a couple of centimeters, and bend the edges.
- Cut a circle out of the fabric that is larger than the holder. Lay it on top and fold the edges inward.
- Secure the circle with pins and sew by hand.
We can stop at this. Or decorate holders pom-poms and make the handle with Velcro, so it was convenient to take them out of the shoe.
As a consequence, you should get a design like that.
12. Use cloth hangers
Hangers made of wire cannot handle heavy fabrics normally and therefore deform clothes over time. A more optimal solution is hangers upholstered in velour or other similar fabric. They do not leave marks, and things do not slide off them.
Adapted and translated by The Cop Cart Staff
Sources: Life hacker