10 useful tips to keep clothes like new

10 useful tips to keep clothes like new

Apply these 10 simple and effective tips to keep your clothes looking like new.

How to make the curved brimmed hat return to its original shape without the help of any assistive devices; How to make the buttons not fall off after a period of use?

Those familiar problems will be easily overcome if you know the 10 tips for using clothes below. These tips are not only effective but also very simple, it will save you a lot of time and money later on.

1. Tips to reduce wrinkles with ice cubes

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Put a few ice cubes in the dryer and set it on medium for about 15 minutes. The ice cubes will melt and turn into steam to help remove wrinkles from your clothes. Alternatively, you can put a damp sock in the dryer along with the wrinkled garment.

2. Tips to remove hair from clothes with a razor

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Get a razor along with some duct tape. Remember to do this slowly so you don’t accidentally tear your clothes. Wash and dry the clothes first, then use a razor to shave the hairy parts, and finally use a roller or tape to remove the lint.

3. Tips to regain the shape of your hat with steam

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Take a small saucepan and bring the water to a boil. Reduce heat to low and place the hat on top of the pan. The steam will gradually straighten the folds and return to the shape of the hat.

4. Tips to restore faded clothes with salt

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Use 1/2 cup (150 g) of salt in the laundry process. In addition to helping with color restoration, it can also help prevent new clothes from fading in the first place. You can add salt to each wash if you want. Regular table salt or pickled, ultrafine salt works well for this, but avoid coarsely ground sea salt as it probably won’t dissolve completely in the washing machine. Salt is also an effective stain remover, especially with blood stains, mold and sweat stains.

5. Tips to restore the whiteness of clothes

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Household bleach (sodium hypochlorite) is often used as a laundry detergent or bleaching agent. However, the truth is that it can often cause white clothes to turn yellow. The trick to make clothes whiter is to add a little blue dye to the fabric during the bleaching process, it will have the effect of making the fabric whiter.

6. Knot and zip clothes before washing

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Take a little extra time to zip and button your clothes before putting them in the washing machine. This will prevent the clothes from getting stuck together and the buttons won’t loosen or fall off. Otherwise, your clothes run the risk of catching, pulling or tearing the fabric, damaging the locking mechanism and zippers during the washing process.

7. Flossing tips for holding buttons

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If you want the button to not fall off, you can simply sew it back with dental floss. That’s a good tip, especially for shirts that have been worn a lot.

8. Tips to deodorize shoes with baking soda

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Take at least 1 teaspoon of baking soda and put it in each shoe. Use just enough to cover the entire sole of the shoe. This tip will help get rid of shoe odors as quickly as possible.

9. Tips for ironing shirt collars with a hair straightener 

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If even after ironing with an iron your collar still doesn’t look perfect, a straightener will help you fix it. This is also a good tip when you are in a hurry and do not have time to take out the iron to use. Just be careful not to overheat or burn the fabric.

10. Wash cotton clothes with baby shampoo

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Put the clothes in the wash basin and fill it with warm water. Add 2 tablespoons baby shampoo or conditioner, then let it soak for 30 minutes and rinse. Continue to lay the garment flat on a towel and roll it up to moisten. Then, carefully unfold the garment and lay it on a flat surface to dry.

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