6 Hacks for Clothing Care

Hack 1: Preserving silk

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You can feed the proteins contained in silk by hand washing with  a hair shampoo containing protein.

Hack 2: Preserving buttons

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Before you wear a new shirt with buttons, place a small drop of clear nail polish on the center of each button to seal the threads.

Hack 3: Double heat ironing

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For clothes you must iron, cut time in half by placing aluminum foil under the ironing board cover.  The foil reflects the heat so you are essentially ironing from both sides.  This is especially helpful for difficult creases.

Hack 4: Lint/hair removal

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If you have never used one of these rollerbrushes, you have been missing out.  They can remove most dog/cat hair and lint.  They even have travel sizes.  I keep at least one at home, one in the car and one at work.  These also work great in cleaning your car if you have had your pet in there.

Hack 5: Wrinkle removal

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There are lots of brands but if you haven’t used one of these spray wrinkle releaser, you have been missing out.  I almost never iron anymore and yet rarely go out with wrinkles.  Per the directions you should spray the clothes and lay them out flat, but half the time I spray this on after I have the clothes on.  A light mist works on simple wrinkles, but for deeper ones, I somewhat soak the shirt.  I live by this stuff!

Hack 6: Proper placement

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Sometimes your clothes just won’t stay.  Bra straps show, buttons bulge outward showing your bra, tummy or who knows what.  Fashion tape is really just 2 sided tape sold in a say that makes the pieces very tiny and helps you get through your wardrobe issues.  There are several brands.  This is just one.  They are sometimes called fashion tape as well.

Some of these tips were found in a book called Household Secrets, published by Publications International, Ltd.  Others were just my lazy way out of life.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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