Hello everyone! How are you today? Well, today is your lucky day, because in this article we’re going to show you 15 simple, but extremely effective tips and tricks, which will help you keep your things looking brand new!
And trust me – you will be amazed by the results!
These are the most common “problems” we all face every day – an itchy sweater, stains on your new shoes, a broken zip! But, you shouldn’t be worried, because after reading this article, you’re never going to encounter any of these irritating little problems again. Why – that’s easy to answer! Because there are plenty of simple tips and tricks you can use to avoid them.
15 Tricks to Keep Your Things Looking Brand New:
- Getting the perfect sweater
I can bet that you didn’t know that you can stop your sweaters from shedding by sticking them in the freezer overnight, right? Yes, and it’s very simple – if you have a cashmere or wool sweater that won’t stop shedding, toss it in the freezer before each wear. And trust me – you will be amazed by the results!
- Stopping your clothes from smelling bad
This is the best and most effective way to stop your clothes from smelling bad! Here’s what you need to do – it’s very simple! You just have to spray a small amount of vodka on your clothes to eliminate strong odors. This means that if you don’t have time to wash a shirt before wearing it again but it has a strong, lingering smell, just spray on some vodka and let it dry. The alcohol will kill odor-causing bacteria.
- Getting rid of foundation cream
Can I ask you a simple question – did you know that you can fix foundation stains with a little bit of shaving cream? Well yes, and if you take off your shirt and accidentally smudge your makeup on the collar, just wipe a dollop of shaving cream on the spot to pretreat it before tossing it in the wash. You will be amazed by the results!
- Getting rid of lipstick stains
You should definitely try this simple, but extremely effective trick – you should use a hairspray to remove a lipstick stain. Here’s what you need to do – just spray the fabric (make sure it’s not dry-clean only) with hairspray, and let it sit for a few minutes. Dab the stain, and then toss it in the washer.
- Cleaning suede shoes
You can also clean stubborn dirt off suede shoes with a nail file. Just buff it right out. Well yes, that’s it!
- Cleaning stains from leather boots
You can clean stains from your leather boots with just 1 ingredient! Yes, it’s that simple! Here’s what you need to do – just scrub off water stains on leather boots with a soft toothbrush and vinegar. If your boots are ruined from water, snow, salt, or all of the above, dip a soft-bristled toothbrush in white vinegar and gently rub to remove the stain.
- Maintaining patent leather shoes in perfect condition
Did you know that you can fix a scuff on a patent leather shoe with a cotton swab and some petroleum jelly?
- Mending dull or scratched leather shoes
You can also mend dull or scratched leather shoes with moisturizer. Here’s what you need to do – if you don’t have shoe polish (, grab a towel and rub your shoes with a bit of lotion to bring them back to life. And that’s it!
- Tightening up a button
You can also paint clear nail polish over a loose button thread to temporarily stop it from unraveling. No need to learn how to sew on a button just yet.
- Maintaining your sunglasses
This is also very useful trick – you can tighten your sunglasses with a dab of clear nail polish. If the arm of your sunglasses is a bit loose and you don’t have a tiny screwdriver handy, paint a small bit of polish over the hinge to temporarily tighten it.
- Fixing torn underwear
You can also fix underwire that’s poking out of your bra with a patch of adhesive moleskin.
- Getting rid of oil stains
Did you know that you can use dishwashing liquid to lift oil stains from delicate clothing? How this works – well, the dish soap will remove oil or grease and is also gentle enough to use on clothes.
- Fixing a stuck zipper
You can also fix a stuck zipper with a cotton swab and petroleum jelly.
- Getting rid of sweat stains
Did you know that you can erase unsightly armpit stains with lemon juice or baking soda? It’s very simple – you just have to scrub out the stains with a mixture of lemon juice and water. For tough armpit stains, try rubbing a paste of baking soda and water on the stain, letting it sit for a few minutes, and then rinsing it off before throwing it in the wash.
- Stopping your sneakers from smelling
Yes, you can prevent your sneakers from smelling bad! Here’s what you need to do – it’s very simple: you just have to pour a little bit of baking soda in your sneakers after a workout to soak up the sweat and eliminate odor. And trust me, you will be amazed by the results! We really hope you find this article helpful and don’t forget to share it with your friends and family. Thank you and take care!