There are many affordable and time-saving tips to prolong the life of your clothes, make something old look brand new again, and clean dirty clothes in seconds.
We at Alter Creations love helping our clients save some money, and what better way than through some seemingly weird hacks?
Even if you’re not necessarily looking to pinch pennies, the fashion life hacks we found will at least help your most-loved clothes last longer and be better taken-care-of.
1. Eliminate Deodorant Stains
Unfortunately, it’s not uncommon to discover you’ve smeared deodorant all over a shirt after you put it on. Some of us wet our hands with water and rub them over the stains to get rid of them. This can help, but not if we were doing our makeup beforehand–and now our clothing has wet makeup all over.
A quicker hack to wipe away those deodorant smears for good is to rub a pair of jeans over the stains!
2. Give it A Vintage Feel
We may love the feel of a vintage tee, but not having to wait many years to accomplish that feel.
To get it much more quickly, soak your tees in one quart of water + 1/2 cup of salt. Allow the shirt to soak for at least three days, and then wash it as usual. After it has dried, the T-shirt should be very soft to the touch!
3. No More Vintage Smell
A great way to score great deals on beautiful clothes is to shop vintage at a consignment or thrift store. However, one drawback of those clothes is the “vintage” smell that comes with them.
To get rid of any unpleasant odors from second-hand pieces, all you have to do is pour a little bit of vodka into a spray bottle, and lightly spritz each of them.
The vodka will gather up the odors, and as it evaporates, it will take the pungent smell along with it!
4. Fix Your Shirt’s Collar With A Hair Straightener
A shirt’s collar might be the trickiest part to iron. No more!
The next time you want to get your collar nice and crisp, use your hair straightener instead of an iron: Its small width and handle will allow you to easily follow along the collar’s natural curvature. In a few seconds, the creases on your shirt will be gone!
5. Stop Shedding
If you love angora sweaters, then you know how annoying they can be when they start shedding and leave the rest of your clothes, and even hair, covered with a bunch of fabric.
To stop the shedding once and for all, just place the sweater in a ziplock bag and put it in a freezer for three hours. Then when you take it out, shedding will be a thing of the past!
6. Goodbye, Scratches
Don’t you just hate it when your brand new leather purse gets covered in scratches within the first few weeks you’ve had it?
To get rid of those scratches, take a little bit of moisturizer and rub it into the scratch using a Q-tip. Continue rubbing and watch as the scratch magically fades away!
7. Stop Trying on Jeans
If you don’t have enough time to try on jeans while you’re out shopping for a new pair, save time by simply hold the denim up tp your neck.
If the waistline of the jeans can fit around your neck, chances are, they will fit around your waist, too! This is sure an oldie but a goodie!
8. Waterproof With Beeswax
Beeswax may be perfect for coating and moisturizing dry lips, help relieve pain, and seal envelopes. But when it comes to fashion, beeswax has a pretty amazing purpose, too.
The next time you buy a pair of shoes, waterproof them with the help of some beeswax. Just rub the beeswax on the shoes, and place them under a blow drier to set the wax.
When it’s rainy, you can ditch your leather boots and wear your waterproof canvas shoes instead.
9. Restore Shiny Patent Leather
Patent leather shoes are a hassle to keep nice and shiny. It seems like after just a few years, they immediately start to lose their luster.
Well, if you’ve been wondering how to keep your patent leather shoes from looking dull, simply spray them with Windex or any other glass cleaner, and wipe them clean with a cloth to make them look brand new and restore their luster.
10. Sweat Stains
Not only are sweat stains embarrassing (and even smelly), but they can totally ruin your shirts, too. They leave huge stains that turn yellow or other unsightly color over time.
But this life hack should get rid of sweat stains before they get too out of control:
Before placing the shirt in the washing machine, rub equal parts lemon juice and water into the stained area. It will scrub away the stain and leave your shirt looking brand new!
Any other hacks?
What other tips do you have to help easily and quickly prolong and clean your clothes? Share them in the comments!