Clothes are a part of our necessities. And that’s why we have to take care of them. You don’t want to end up with stained, smelly, and poor-quality clothes, right? But just how do we take care of our clothes? Here are 18 DIY clothes hacks that will be very useful for all of us.
Get excess fuzz off a sweater with a razor
Do you know how your sweaters start to pill after a few laundry cycles? We all hate that!
However, here’s a clothing hack to minimize the fuzz off of your sweater. Just gently run a razor along the fabric to cut off any excess fuzz.
Clean patent leather with window cleaner
You don’t need fancy shoe polish to make your patent leather shoes shine. That’s expensive.
There is always a hack that’s cheaper and works as great. All you need is a spritz of regular window cleaner, like Windex.
Rub makeup stains with shaving cream
Makeup is designed to stay in place, so it can be difficult to remove. Imagine red lipstick on your white shirt!
To get it off clothes without any fuss, spray some shaving cream over the stain and massage gently into the cloth.
Paint clear nail polish over buttons
Losing buttons can quickly turn embarrassing when it means flashing someone by mistake! If you have nail polish, then consider yourself saved.
Keep your buttons in place, and paint a little clear nail polish over the surface.
DIY clothes hacks: Stretch out too-tight jeans
Stretching out jeans is easier than you think. You can still wear your jeans when you go out.
To stretch jeans, all you have to do is spray them down with tepid water and then stretch them manually or by pulling them on.
Turn hangers into double hangers with soda can tabs
We are all looking for clothes organization hacks, especially when we have limited space.
If you need more storage space but don’t want to buy a bunch of fancy hangers? Just use soda can tabs to increase the amount of storage.
Restore clothes that have shrunk in the wash
What if your favorite shirt shrinks in the wash? Turns out to be your favorite shirt too!
Oh no! Well, don’t toss it out just yet. Just soak it in warm water with baby shampoo and then gently reshape it.
Save angora from shedding
Angora is a beautiful, classy material, but it’s also prone to shedding. It would be such a waste to throw them because of shedding.
Here’s one of our favorite fashion hacks. To save your sweater and extend its life, pop it in the freezer for about three hours to keep it in pristine form.
Get rid of sweat stains
Sweat stains can ruin your clothes, especially on your favorite whites. The good news is that you can get rid of them fairly easily with a spray of water and either vinegar or lemon juice.
Remove foundation stains on clothes with shaving cream
Shaving cream is definitely your friend when it comes to clean clothing hacks. This stain removal tip will surely leave you happy.
If your foundation rubs off on your collar, just give it a little spritz of shaving cream and be on your way.
Remove static cling by pinning your pants
There are few things more annoying than having your pants cling to your legs with static. We’re here to solve this! Just pin a couple of safety pins along the inside of your pants to dispel it.
Just be careful when you’re removing them.
Remove scratches on patent leather with petroleum jelly
Petroleum jelly has tons of uses from removing makeup to lubricating doors to buffing out scratches on patent leather shoes.
But did you know that you can also remove scratches on your patent leather? It’s actually that easy to restore your priced patent leather.
Cover bleach stains with a Sharpie
The next time you get a white bleach stain on your favorite black T-shirt, there’s no need to toss it. You can still save it by coloring it with your black Sharpie.
Stop your hose from tearing with clear nail polish
Sometimes, try as you might, you end up with a run in your hose. It would be a waste to throw them away, right?
What if you’re not in a position to change them? Prevent any more tears by painting the edge with clear nail polish.
Get deodorant stains out with foam
This time, we’re not talking about shaving cream foam — we mean the kind of foam you’ll find on padded clothes hangers or makeup sponges.
A couple of blots with that and those stubborn deodorant stains will be gone.
Repair damaged bras with moleskin
In a pinch, repair a broken underwire with a small piece of moleskin, an adhesive that can be found at most drugstores. It will be back in good condition in no time.
Wine and club soda hack
Did you know how wine and club soda go hand in hand? We’re not talking about them as drinking buddies. We’re talking about wine stains and how you can remove them.
Red wine doesn’t have to be the end of your white blouse. Seriously, you can still save it. To remove those tough wine stains, just use your grandmother’s favorite stain remover — club soda.
Fix a loose button with a paperclip
Having a button pop off your shirt can mean having to toss out the whole thing. The next time you lose a button and you don’t have a needle and thread on hand, fix it temporarily with a bent paper clip.
In a nutshell
Wearing clothes and experiencing challenges doesn’t have to be stressful when you know hacks like these, right?
These DIY clothes hacks will surely be of use not just for you, but for your whole family.