It’s easy – physically – to throw out old clothes. But emotionally, it’s a whole other matter.
If you want to donate old clothes you’re not wearing anymore, that’s all fine, but actually throwing out an item of clothing just because they’ve got a tear or a stain, or any other imperfection is just wasteful when there are so many easy solutions to fixing them.
Scroll down to see a few, and thank us later.
1. Sandpaper on slippery soles
If you have a gorgeous pair of shoes you’ve been neglecting to wear because you don’t want to slip, fall and break your neck, then giving them a scrape with a block of sandpaper will fix that problem by giving them some grip.
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2. DIY no-sew clutch
All you need is a placemat and an old belt – and you could make it in any color you want. See the following tutorial by Wilma to learn how to do it.
Source: By Wilma
3. Household ingredients as a stain remover
Some stains are so stubborn that a simple toss in the washing machine won’t cut it. But you can use household items to help with that like dish soap, hydrogen peroxide, and baking soda. Rob And Courtney M teach us how to use them.
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4. Flat iron to smooth out collars and cuffs
This hack by She Tried What is great if you want an easier way to iron your collars.
Source: She Tried What
5. You can also flatten out the cuffs on your shorts or jeans
As @AlannaStef demonstrates.
Source: Twitter | @AlannaStef
6. Toothbrush to scrub out stains
According to Wendy Mallins, the bristles on a toothbrush work wonders in getting stubborn stains out of amy item of clothing.
Source: Hometalk | Wendy Mallins
7. Rethread hoodie strings with a straw
Is there anything more frustrating than trying to rethread the string on a hoodie? Well, using a straw will save you a lot of time and exasperation.
Source: Lifehacker | Thorin Klosowski
8. Use a sock to save space while packing
Just wrap up all your clothes in a sock (as demonstrated below) and you’re good to go. Go now!
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9. Redesign a pair of old flats with gold spray paint
And make them so much cuter.
Source: Chasing Foxes
10. Use pantie liners as sweat absorbers
Apparently, they make great foot sweat absorbers.
Source: Common Cents Mom
11. Make your jeans chicer via a cheese grater
Just rub the grater anywhere you’d like to have a more distressed look, and voila.
Source: Seams And Scissors
12. Use Dawn dish soap to wash clothes
…when you don’t want to run a full load of clothes in the washing machine.
Source: Pinterest | Ivette Rosario
13. Use pool noodles to keep boots straight
Just stick a pool noodle in your knee-length boots to keep them standing upright in your closet, and they won’t lose their shape.
Source: Musely | Anais Baeza
14. Use glass cleaner on patent leather shoes to make them shinier
Wha to you know – Krazy Coupon Lady suggests rubbing glass cleaner on your shoes will make them shinier.
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15. From old sweatpants to shorts
See this tutorial by SnapGuide to learn how to do it.
16. Hide rips on clothes with a patch
And it’ll instantly make them look cuter too, so really, it’s a win-win situation.
Source: Design Mom
17. Sow coins into your skirts to keep them from flying around
Now you can wear them on windy days too with no worries you’ll expose your underwear to the world.
Source: Itch To Stitch