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17 Hacks to Fix Damaged or Ruined Clothing

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17 Hacks to Fix Damaged or Ruined Clothing

Wait, don’t give up on that stained shirt! Much of your potentially ruined (or very stinky) clothing can be remedied with simple fixes you can do at home. From stain removal to patent leather scratches, you just may be able to save your favorite clothes from the donation pile. Never cower at a red wine stain again!

1. Buff off stubborn grime from suede with a nail buffer.

17 Hacks to Fix Damaged or Ruined Clothing
    source: Cosmopolitan

    2. Put your jeans in a baggy in the freezer to reduce odor and save a wash.

    17 Hacks to Fix Damaged or Ruined Clothing
      source: Kathleen Kamphausen

      3. Stop a run in your tights by applying clear nail polish.

      17 Hacks to Fix Damaged or Ruined Clothing
        source: trusper.com

        4. And use hairspray to help prevent runs in the first place.

        17 Hacks to Fix Damaged or Ruined Clothing
          source: v.etto via Flickr

          5. If you spill red wine on your clothing, soak it in white wine to help remove it before you throw it in the wash.

          17 Hacks to Fix Damaged or Ruined Clothing
            source: 24thcentury via Flickr

            6. Rub off deodorant marks with baby wipes.

            17 Hacks to Fix Damaged or Ruined Clothing
              source: Pinterest

              7. Use a razor to fix pilling on clothes.

              17 Hacks to Fix Damaged or Ruined Clothing
                source: Wikihow

                8. Put dry tea bags in stinky shoes to reduce the odor.

                17 Hacks to Fix Damaged or Ruined Clothing
                  source: Wikihow

                  9. Mix vinegar with cold water and use it to get water stains out of leather.

                  17 Hacks to Fix Damaged or Ruined Clothing
                    source: 11andchic.com

                    10. Lift oil stains by leaving baby powder on the spot overnight before washing as usual.

                    17 Hacks to Fix Damaged or Ruined Clothing
                      source: Austin Kirk via Flickr

                      11. Remove makeup stains from your shirt with shaving cream.

                      17 Hacks to Fix Damaged or Ruined Clothing
                        source: Cosmopolitan

                        12. Whiten dirty shoes again by scrubbing them with baking soda and a tooth brush.

                        17 Hacks to Fix Damaged or Ruined Clothing
                          source: Ethan Hebler via Youtube

                          13. Shine up patent leather shoes with Windex.

                          17 Hacks to Fix Damaged or Ruined Clothing
                            source: Cosmopolitan

                            14. And for scuffs, use petroleum jelly.

                            17 Hacks to Fix Damaged or Ruined Clothing
                              source: Cosmopolitan

                              15. Spray lemon juice on sweat stains before washing to get them out.

                              Spray shirts that tend to get sweat stains with lemon juice before you wash them.
                                source: Wikihow

                                16. Cut pieces of moleskine to fix a bra with protruding underwire.

                                17 Hacks to Fix Damaged or Ruined Clothing
                                  source: Chaotically Creative

                                  17. Put ice on gum that’s stuck to clothing for 20-25 minutes and it will scrape off more easily!

                                  17 Hacks to Fix Damaged or Ruined Clothing
                                    source: Wikihow

                                    Featured photo credit: out with the old/woodleywonderworks via flic.kr

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