Running late? Hate ironing? Tricky dress to iron?
Put your wrinkled garments on clothes hangers and hang them in the bathroom while you’re in the shower. The steam from your shower will get the wrinkles out of your clothes; the hotter your shower, the more steam there is, and the smaller the bathroom, the more effective it will be.
Tried forcing a stuck zipper on your bag or clutch? Or a zipper keeps catching on your fave jacket or pair of pants?.
All you need to fix zippers that keep catching is a normal, everyday pencil. Run the tip of the pencil up and down each side of the zip a few times. You can also use candle wax, crayon or WD40 but the pencil trick works just as well and is a lot less messy and you don’t have to buy any other supplies.
Spilt something on your shirt just as you’re about to go out? Realized you’ve got makeup or deodorant on your outfit?
The easiest way to fix up stains in a minute or so without any hassle is The Gal Pal – it’s well worth it and so simple to use. If you happen to be out and spill something on your clothes though, try dabbing it (not rubbing) with some water in the bathroom and then put it under the hand dryer to dry. It’s not the most effective way to get out spills but if you’ve spilt red spaghetti sauce on a white top, it may be a better option!
Stitching coming loose on your hems? Bottom of your pants fraying from dragging on the ground?
Sewing your hems are always a more effective option, however not everyone can sew and even if you can, you may not have the time to have it organized before you want to wear that fabulous new playsuit you bought. Fusible fabric tape (or even double sided tape) can work as a quick-fix. You probably only want to use the tape in a last-minute effort though because it may not last through repetitive cycles of your washer and dryer. Another option is Style Snaps which are reusable and are not permanent.
Forgot to wash your jeans? Don’t want to ruin the shape of your jeans by washing them?
Certain brands and household names, such as Nudie Jeans and Levi Strauss, recommend you don’t wash your jeans often and instead suggest that you place them in a plastic or zip-lock bag and leave them in the freezer. In some jeans shops, the salespeople offer this advice too. This obviously doesn’t remove stains or dirt but it does freshen your jeans up (you may want to wait until they get to room temperature again before you wear them though otherwise it could get a bit chilly!).