10 Everyday Secrets That Can Save Your Clothes

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The Internet is full of life hacks for any situation. But do they all really work? We found 10 of the most interesting everyday tricks and tried them ourselves.

№ 1: A cotton pad and vinegar remove ink from your bag.

Result: It works. In addition, you can check the quality of the bag this way: if it’s authentic, the dye won’t stick to the pad.

№ 2: Get rid of small wrinkles with a flat iron.

Result: Wrinkles disappeared quite fast. The method only works with light clothes, though, (shirts or T-shirts). Heavier items won’t straighten.

№ 3: Sanitary pads help quickly dry shoes and get rid of odor.

Result: If you don’t have a dryer at hand, this is a great way to remove excess moisture from your footwear — it will be dry in 2 hours.

№ 4: If you apply wax to your sneakers and blow them with a hair dryer, they’ll become waterproof.

Result: 100% works. The wax coating is invisible and efficiently protects from water. The trick may be useful on a hiking trip or in rainy weather.

№ 5: You can remove scratches from your shoes with petroleum jelly.

Result: Small scratches became less visible, but the more significant ones are still quite prominent.

№ 6: Fluff on clothes is easily removed with a razor.

Result: It works, and fluff is gone. Don’t abuse this trick, though, or you’ll end up tearing your clothes.

№ 7: Toothpaste works well to get rid of sweat stains.

Result: This does work, but try the trick on light clothes. And to block armpit stains in future, you can use a thin pantyliner.

№ 8: Put a rolled-up magazine into your high boots to keep their shape.

Result: All good. A fitness mat instead of a magazine will also do to keep the boots’ shape until next season.

№ 9: Hand antiseptic helps remove ink blots on your clothes.

Result: Works great! It can remove not only pen ink but even permanent marker stains.

№ 10: If a button has become loose, apply some nail polish to it.

Result: Worked fine both for small buttons on shirts and for bigger ones on a coat and a winter jacket.

Please note: This article was updated in January 2023 to correct source material and factual inaccuracies.


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