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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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                                                                    Last Updated on August 15, 2018

                                                                    30 Fun Things You Can Do This Summer Without Spending Much

                                                                    30 Fun Things You Can Do This Summer Without Spending Much

                                                                    Summertime can be a real strain on your wallet. The sun is out, there are people to see, places to be; it’s no wonder you might be short of funds during these sunny months. Not everything has to cost you an arm and a leg.

                                                                    Take some time to go through this list of 20 cheap summer activities and make some realistic goals to complete as many as you can.

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                                                                    1. Visit a strawberry festival

                                                                    Summer is prime time for tasting strawberries. More often than not, an area that grows strawberries will have a strawberry festival. Indulge yourself in strawberry pies, jams, cakes and more!

                                                                    2. Have a picnic

                                                                    Take your partner or your family to the local park and enjoy a relaxing picnic. Designate each person to bring one food item of their choice to add to the fun.

                                                                    3. Camp in your back yard

                                                                      The summer heat can sometimes make it hard to sleep. Why not enjoy the heat outside in the yard? Pitch a tent or gaze into the night sky.

                                                                      4. Take long walks

                                                                      Discover something new where you live. Take the afternoon off from your chores and go for a long walk. You may be surprised by what you discover.

                                                                      5. Break a world record

                                                                      Breaking a world record doesn’t have to be time-consuming. You could even break one on your lunch hour. Give it a go!

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                                                                      6. Go on a bike ride

                                                                      The number of bike paths on roads in big cities has increased dramatically over the years. Take advantage, and enjoy the summer breeze.

                                                                      7. Join a gym class

                                                                        The gym is not everyone’s idea of a good time, but why not go with a friend a join a class? Spinning, yoga and step classes are always more fun with friends, and a lot of gyms allow you to pay-as-you-go.

                                                                        8. Find a new hobby

                                                                        The summer is the perfect time to find a new hobby. Serotonin (our body’s natural “happy” hormone) is produced by the sunshine and will be at a yearly high, which is great for when we want to tackle something new.

                                                                        9. Join a sports team

                                                                        Not all sports teams are competitive and require huge amounts of your time. Join in the fun with like-minded people, get fit, stay healthy and make some friends along the way.

                                                                        10. Make a slip ‘n slide

                                                                          Gather your friends, some plastic sheeting, a hose, washing up liquid if desired, and make a huge slip ‘n slide just like these guys. Granted, yours won’t be as big, but you get the idea… it’s fun!

                                                                          11. Make a treasure hunt for your kids

                                                                          Today’s digital world sees our children more often than not playing inside than outside. Why not create a sense of adventure by making a treasure hunt? Only rule? It has to be outside.

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                                                                          12. Visit a free festival

                                                                          Towns and cities are awash with free festivals, with themes from film to science. Scout your local area and discover something new.

                                                                          13. Visit the zoo

                                                                            Let’s face it: we love animals. While browsing news websites and social media networks you’re bound to come across a few pictures of cats. Take a trip to your local zoo for a better experience.

                                                                            14. Take a road trip

                                                                            Enjoy the open road with a few friends and take a road trip somewhere–anywhere. Just go out and enjoy the sunshine!

                                                                            15. Play ultimate frisbee in the park

                                                                              Frisbee is always great fun down the park, but why not turn it into more of a competitive sport by playing ultimate frisbee?

                                                                              16. Make your own ice cream

                                                                              Ice cream is a very versatile dessert. Make a sandwich, enjoy a cone, or simply just enjoy a bowl full. Better yet, making your own ice cream allows you to create any flavor you want.

                                                                              17. Invite your neighbors over for a BBQ

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                                                                                When was the last time you invited your neighbors over? Do you even know them? Now’s your chance. Just ask each person to bring a food item so costs don’t mount up for you.

                                                                                18. Get a summer job

                                                                                For many students, summer is the time for relaxation and fun. But who said earning money and being productive isn’t fun? You only get out what you put into a situation.

                                                                                19. Attend a charity event

                                                                                Attending a charity event is a great way to raise funds and awareness for a cause, meet new people, and generally have a good time. Search for your local charity event today.

                                                                                20. Visit a national park

                                                                                National parks are a great way to explore nature and learn something new. You could even volunteer and make a difference in helping restore natural habitats.

                                                                                21. Visit your local comedy club

                                                                                  Local comedy clubs are extremely underrated. They are cheap to attend and no doubt you’ll have a barrel of laughs.

                                                                                  22. Make your own hammock

                                                                                    Hammocks are very relaxing, are perfect for summer afternoons and are surprisingly easy to make.

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                                                                                    23. Read in your new hammock

                                                                                    Now you have your very own hammock, the only thing left to do is enjoy it. Grab your favorite book and read to your heart’s content.

                                                                                    24. Watch a movie outside

                                                                                    Movies are great. Relaxing outside in the evening is great. Put them together and you’ve got a perfect combination. In D.C, Maryland and Virginia this summer, for example, you can enjoy a huge number of movies outside.

                                                                                    25. Take a hike

                                                                                      Hikes are a great way to keep fit and see more of Mother Nature. There are countless trails available for you to explore. Why not try some this summer?

                                                                                      26. Learn how to fly a kite

                                                                                      As a child, you probably had a kite and haven’t touched it since. Why not dust it off and attempt to fly it? It’s tricky, but well worth the challenge.

                                                                                      27. Work out at the park

                                                                                      American cities are full of parks with ample space for a work out session. No doubt you’ll be happier to work out in the sun rather than a crowded gym.

                                                                                      28. Take your dog to the beach

                                                                                        One of the many joys of owning a dog is taking him or her for long walks during the summertime. This joy is enhanced when visiting the beach, for both you and your dog.

                                                                                        29. Make a summer smoothie

                                                                                        Healthy, delicious and perfect for the summer. Not only that, there are countless recipes ready for you to try.

                                                                                        30. Attend a free yoga session at the beach

                                                                                        No experience needed and all skill levels are welcome. Take yourself and a buddy down to the beach and try some yoga. You’ve got nothing to lose!

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