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33 Clothing Hacks That Will Save You A Lot Of Money

33 Clothing Hacks That Will Save You A Lot Of Money

Instead of replacing clothing at the first sign of wear and tear, why not use these 33 clothing hacks to keep your clothing fresh, fixed and free!

1. De-Pill Your Clothing Using A Razor.

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    After you’ve run a razor over your clothing, use tape to pick off any left overs.

    2. Sew On A Button.

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      It’s that easy!

      3. A Tie Is A Man’s Jewellery.

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        You don’t need a lot of ties, just a few different ways to tie it.

        4. Use A Sharpie To Cover Bleach Stains.

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          Blot out the bleach instantly.

          5. Use a Hair Straighteners As a Collar Iron.

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            Don’t have the heat to high or leave the straighteners on the fabric too long or you may cause damage… and a fire.

            6. Fix A Zipper With Candle Wax, Crayons, A Pencil Or Nail Polish.

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              No really! Get The full tutorials here.

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              7. Stop Your Fly from Opening.

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                Use an elastic band, or buy an actual Zip Holder.

                8. Take Jean Hems Up Yourself.

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                  Here’s the full how-to.

                  9. Use Shaving Foam To Remove Make-Up Stains.

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                    We recommend washing the clothing after you’ve covered it in shaving foam though.

                    10. Attach Something To The End Of Your Pyjama Ties To Stop Them From Disappearing Into The Hem.

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                      A safety pin may a bit stabby, so re recommend a button or a thick hairband.

                      11. Widen Shoes By Filling Them With Water.

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                        It may seem like madness, but placing water inside your shoes and putting them in the freezer overnight will expand them so they fit perfectly.

                        12. Use A Straw So You Never Lose Your Hoody Strings Again.

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                          You only need an inch of straw, there’s no need to have the whole string covered in straws.

                          13. Wear Your Leather Jacket In The Rain To Get That Distressed Look.

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                            Not into the glossy, new leather jacket look? Create the distressed, vintage look by wearing the jacket in bad weather.

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                            14. Try Jeans On Without Actually Trying Them On.

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                              Jeans shopping is the most time-consuming, soul-destroying experience ever, so instead of trying jeans on see if the waistline will fit around your neck. If it does, chances are they’ll fit your waist.

                              15. White Wine Removes Red Wine.

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                                It really does! Get the full tutorial here.

                                16. Window Cleaner Will Also Clean Patent Leather.

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                                  Just spray and wipe.

                                  17. Talcum Powder Removes Oil Stains.

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                                    Apply the talc to the area and leave it over night.

                                    18. Lemon Juice Will Remove Armpit Odours.

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                                      Spray a little lemon on the affected area and those odours will evaporate.

                                      19. Hem With A Glue Gun If You Want Quick Results.

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                                        If you’re in a rush or you don’t have the sewing skills necessary, just use a glue gun to take up those long items.

                                        20. Cold Water And Vinegar Will Remove Stains.

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                                          This mixture will remove stains form leather without causing any damage.

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                                          21. Use A Hairdryer To Make Shoes More Comfortable.

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                                            Put on a pair of thick socks and put on your shoes. Blow-dry your feet and the heat will stretch out your shoes.

                                            22. Use Vaseline To Unstick A Zipper.

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                                              By greasing up the zip you’ll make it easier to undo.

                                              23. Clear Nail Varnish Will Stop A Ladder In Your Tights.

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                                                Make sure the nail varnish is clear!

                                                24. Pull On The Fabric Around A Thread To Pull It Back Into Place.

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                                                  Move between tugging on the sides and top and bottom of the lose thread.

                                                  25. Washing Up Liquid Will Remove Oil Stains.

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                                                    The Dawn brand is also gentle on your clothing.

                                                    26. Tame A Wild Underwire Using Adhesive Moleskin.

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                                                      You can get adhesive moleskin from almost any drugstore.

                                                      27. Moisturise Leather.

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                                                        If you don’t have shoe polish lying about then use moisturiser instead.

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                                                        28. Cover Sneakers In Baking Soda To Remove Odours.

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                                                          The baking soda will soak up any sweat that’s on your shoes. Gross, but true.

                                                          29. Clear Nail Varnish Will Stop A Button Falling Off.

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                                                            Avoid sewing the button back on right now with this quick fix.

                                                            30. Use Clear Nail Polish To Tighten Sunglasses.

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                                                              If your sunglasses’ arms a little loose, dab some nail polish on the hinge until you can get to a tiny screwdriver.

                                                              31. Hairspray Will Remove A Lipstick Stain.

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                                                                Spray hairspray on the lipstick stain and let it settle for a few minutes before putting the item in the washing machine.

                                                                32. Put Your Jeans In The Freezer To Remove Odour.

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                                                                  The cold will kill smelly bacteria without fading your denim.

                                                                  33. Stop Sweaters Shredding By Putting Them In The Freezer.

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                                                                    Leave the sweater in the freezer overnight and there’ll be no more shedding!

                                                                    Enjoy these 33 clothing hacks to make life a little simpler and more manageable!

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                                                                    40 Healthy And Really Delicious Meals You Can Make Under $5

                                                                    40 Healthy And Really Delicious Meals You Can Make Under $5

                                                                    Ever had those moments where you really wanted to eat something delicious and healthy but didn’t have the financials means to do so? Whether you’re a student or parent, this compilation of 40 great, healthy, and inexpensive recipes will make every night special and help you get fit! No more meals where you have to force the food down! It’s time to make that budget your best friend and turn it into great recipes. Enjoy!

                                                                    1. Fish Tacos in Crunchy Shells ($3.56 per serving)

                                                                    Is there a better way to end the day than a Fish Taco dinner filled with protein and nutrients and is easy on the wallet? This recipe calls for a boys’ or girls’ night in front of a good movie or game.

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                                                                      2. Mini-Meatball Noodle Soup ($3.43 per serving)

                                                                      We’ve heard of the delicious spaghetti and meatballs recipes, but imagine having that same meatball goodness in a soup? It’s like Christmas in a bowl. Healthy, warm, and only $3.43 per serving.

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                                                                        3. Spaghetti and (Vegan) Meatballs ($2.13 per serving)

                                                                        Now it’s time to look at the traditional spaghetti and meatballs recipe, but with a little twist: vegan meatballs. This way, you can enjoy the Italian tradition without adding on the extra calories. I’m sold!

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                                                                          4. Kabocha Squash and Lentils ($3.12 per serving)

                                                                          Absolutely delicious way to end the day with a Kabocha Squash and lentils dinner. The beauty of this recipe is that you can actually make many other things from the mixture, from dips to full-on meals. All under $5 per serving.

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                                                                            5. Baked Coconut Lentils ($0.91 per serving)

                                                                            Coconuts are always a good idea, but it doesn’t have to be eaten only for dessert or breakfast. With this great recipe, you can now eat a lunch or dinner filled proteins and a coconut twist. Yum!

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                                                                              6. Easy Marinated Roasted Chicken ($3.40 per serving)

                                                                              We love chicken and at less than $5 per serving, we are in heaven with this recipe. Add some vegetables and rice on the side and you’ve got yourself a full meal!

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                                                                                7. Organic Greens and Goat Cheese Gratin ($2.36 per serving)

                                                                                This is absolutely divine. You get in your healthy greens and your fat macros with this great recipe. Takes only a few minutes to make and it’s easy on the wallet. Bon Appetite!

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                                                                                  8. Beef Pot Roast ($3.22 per serving)

                                                                                  One word: perfect. This meal will warm your insides and fill you up with the high protein content.

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                                                                                    9. Fajita-Style Quesadillas ($0.43 per serving)

                                                                                    If you want to eat Mexican tonight but want to stay in your budget, this Quesadilla recipe is your best friend. It’s tasty and filled with healthy ingredients for less than a dollar per serving.

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                                                                                      10. Fish Tostadas with Chili Lime Cream ($2.82 per serving)

                                                                                      Another great lunch idea for the busy days ahead. Prep this in the morning or the night before and you’ve got yourself a healthy and cheap lunch meal!

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                                                                                        11. Beef and Black Bean Chili ($1.36 per serving)

                                                                                        Might not look like much, but this amazing chili is actually extremely healthy for you. The protein from the beef and the carbs from the black beans will fill you up in no time, and keep you full for a long period of time. Delicious and warm, just right for the winter!

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                                                                                          12. Crispy Fish and Peppers ($2.18 per serving)

                                                                                          Amazing recipe for anyone looking to change up their meals while keeping their macros in check and not going overboard on spending. Satisfies your crunch tooth (see what I did there?) and gives you all the protein you need to stay full and lean.

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                                                                                            13. Vegetarian Gumbo ($1.50 per serving)

                                                                                            You have the perfect macro mix here with the carbs, fats, and proteins. At less than $5 per serving, you’ve got yourself a meal that will last for the whole week!

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                                                                                              14. Mexican White Bean Soup ($0.99 per serving)

                                                                                              With the cold weather creeping in, it’s not a surprise that soups are coming back in style. This great Mexican White Bean Soup dish will keep you warm for winter without making a hole in your pocket.

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                                                                                                15. Black Beans with Mango & Cilantro ($0.38 per serving)

                                                                                                Mangoes make every dish a little bit sweeter, which is why we absolutely love this recipe. A normal rice and bean dish might be a little meh, but add the sugary taste of mangoes and you’ve got yourself a party!

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                                                                                                  16. Bean Burritos ($0.71 per serving)

                                                                                                  If you’re having people over tonight and don’t want to spend too much time or money on food, this dish is a great option! You can even cut up the burritos into pieces and make finger foods while everyone’s watching the game or gossiping.

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                                                                                                    17. Five-Spice Beef Kabobs ($2.43 per serving)

                                                                                                    The spices in this recipes add a delicious twist to the beef kabobs, which is definitely worth trying!

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                                                                                                      18. Cornmeal Crusted Pork ($1.92 per serving)

                                                                                                      If you like the fried crunch but want to opt for a healthier alternative, cornmeal is your man. This healthy recipe will satisfy all your fried desires without making you pop open your pant’s button.

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                                                                                                        19. Chicken, Tomato & Cucumber Dinner Salad ($2.57 per serving)

                                                                                                        Easy to do, extremely healthy, and super delicious. A must-try!

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                                                                                                          20. Lentil Soup with Beef and Red Pepper ($1.90 per serving)

                                                                                                          I can’t believe how cheap this meal is, especially for all the nutrients it contains. You can make a big pot on Sunday night and divide it into small portions to last you a whole week.

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                                                                                                            21. Smoky Mushroom Stroganoff ($1.90 per serving)

                                                                                                            Craving pasta but not sure what to top it off with? How about smoky mushrooms with a twist?

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                                                                                                              22. White Bean Tuna Salad ($1.36 per serving)

                                                                                                              You can add this White Bean Tuna Salad in your sandwich or just eat it as-is for a quick lunch on a busy day.

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                                                                                                                23. Sausage Eggwiches ($0.80 per serving)

                                                                                                                Who says you have to eat fast food to get an eggwich? This delicious recipe will give you an amazingly healthy eggwich for less than a dollar per portion. Can you say Breakfast?

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                                                                                                                  24. Baja-Cali Black Bean Salad ($1.17 per serving)

                                                                                                                  Great snack to add to a movie-night with friends. You don’t have to use chemically-processed salsas anymore, you can now use this homemade salad for your chip dips.

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                                                                                                                    25. Gnocchi, Sweet Corn & Arugula in Cream Sauce ($2.24 per serving)

                                                                                                                    Italians always knew how to make carbs look good! This delicious Gnocchi recipe will give your lunch a whole new meaning. Easy to make and only $2.24 per serving.

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                                                                                                                      26. Vegetable Lasagna ($1.73 per serving)

                                                                                                                      If you were looking for a healthy lasagna, you’ve just found it. At under $5 per serving, you can fill yourself up right away without putting on the extra calories.

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                                                                                                                        27. Fajita-Ranch Chicken Wraps ($2.05 per serving)

                                                                                                                        Don’t know what to make for lunch this week? How about delicious chicken wraps with a healthy ranch? This recipe will make all your lunches, even the quick ones, healthy and colorful.

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                                                                                                                          28. Quinoa with Pan Roasted Brussels Sprouts ($1.24 per serving)

                                                                                                                          A dish that has quinoa and brussel sprouts can’t be unhealthy, it just can’t, which is why this dish is one to keep in the books. Easy to make, healthy, and will keep you full for a long period of time.

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                                                                                                                            29. Butternut Squash Chili ($1.04 per serving)

                                                                                                                            You don’t need meat to make chili now that you have this recipe! It’s 100% healthy, filling, and smells absolutely delicious.

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                                                                                                                              30. Fast Shrimp Bisque ($2.03 per serving)

                                                                                                                              Seafood doesn’t have to be expensive if you know how to do it right, and this fast shrimp bisque is a great recipe to try if you’re in the mood for some seafood!

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                                                                                                                                31. Chicken-Noodle Casserole ($0.98 per serving)

                                                                                                                                Looks divine doesn’t it? This super easy to make dish will satisfy all your taste buds without burning a hole in your wallet or adding a few extra numbers on the scale.

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                                                                                                                                  32. Burrito Cups ($1.18 per serving)

                                                                                                                                  Entertaining someone tonight and don’t know what to make as appetizers? These burrito cups are a great alternative to chips or other greasy finger foods. All you need to enjoy it is a spoon and a cup.

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                                                                                                                                    33. Lemon-Dill Shrimp & Pasta ($2.45 per serving)

                                                                                                                                    Another impressive shrimp recipe under $5 per serving. The lemon-dill twist adds a great taste to the dish.

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                                                                                                                                      34. Potato Frittata ($0.87 per serving)

                                                                                                                                      If you want to eat potatoes for breakfast but still want it to be healthy, this is the recipe for you. At under a dollar per serving, this potato frittata will make you see potatoes in a whole new light.

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                                                                                                                                        35. Grilled Pork and Pineapple ($2.67 per serving)

                                                                                                                                        Meat and fruits? Oh, yes. The juiciness of the pork mixed with the liquid sugar in the pineapple will make you wish you knew about it sooner.

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                                                                                                                                          36. Greek Honey-Lemon Pork Chops ($2.15 per serving)

                                                                                                                                          Another splendid recipe mixing sweet and salty for a healthy meal. Easy to make and absolutely mouthwatering.

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                                                                                                                                            37. Jamaican Pork Stir-Fry ($2 per serving)

                                                                                                                                            You can add this healthy stir-fry to any dish as a side or amply enjoy it as-is for lunch or dinner. You can even make a wrap sandwich out of it if you’re in a rush to eat.

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                                                                                                                                              38. Herbed Salmon ($2.49 per serving)

                                                                                                                                              Salmon contains a healthy dose of fats that will boost your metabolism, lower inflammation, and make you happier. At under $5 per serving, need I say more?

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                                                                                                                                                39. Five-Spice Pork Kabobs ($1.96 per serving)

                                                                                                                                                Exquisite recipe under $5 per serving that will most definitely awe everyone at your dinner party.

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                                                                                                                                                  40. Stuffed Sweet Potatoes with Mango-Black Bean Salsa ($1.24 per serving)

                                                                                                                                                  You don’t have to eat sweet potatoes alone anymore with this flavorful recipe.

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