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Simple Fashion Tricks You Should Know

Written by Sindhu Eravelli

Here is a list of simple fashion tips and tricks everyone must know.

1.TO REMOVE OIL FROM SHIRT

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If you are worried about the stains caused by oil or stains on your shirt, then use baby powder to remove the stains. Spread baby powder on oil or grease spot on cloth generously. Cover the stained area entirely, as this will help absorb the grease. After 4-5 minutes use a brush to wash off the stains. You can see the grease spot disappears while you brush .Run your cloths through a regular wash cycle.

2.STRETCHING OUT THE SHRUNKEN CLOTHING

If your shirt has shrunk after washing, then here is a fix for restoring your shirt to original size. Take a plastic tub and fill it with cold water. Do not use the hot water because it will tighten the fibre even more. Pour ¼ cup of hair conditioner in the tub. Soak your shirt in the tub for about 30 minutes and gently stretch it back to its original shape.

3.STRETCH OUT TOO TIGHTEN SHOES

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Your favorite shoes became too small to wear? Stretch them out using ice bags. Take two plastic zip lock bags and fill them with water. Check for leaks and remove all air from bag. Keep bags in each shoe. Place the shoes in freezer until the water is completely frozen. These may take around 6-8 hours. The water in the bags will freeze, expand and stretch your shoes.

4.TO CLEAN YOUR LEATHER SHOES

Clean your shoes in a inexpensive way using olive oil. It is a safe and natural alternative to commercial polishes. Firstly remove the laces in your shoes to avoid them from becoming oily. Now, by using a cloth remove the dirt and dust off your shoes. The next step is to clean with light coating of olive oil down your shoes until it shines.

5.TO CLEAN WHITE SNEAKERS

Toothpaste works great for cleaning dirty sneakers. Take a non-gel white toothpaste. Use an old toothbrush to apply toothpaste to your shoes. Work on the dirty spots of shoes. After washing leave it for about 10 minutes. Then wipe off the toothpaste with a cloth and dry them.

6.TO MAKE YOUR JEANS LAST LONGER

Instead of washing your jeans soak them in cold water with vinegar. Add one cup of distilled white vinegar to cold water and soak your jeans for about an hour. This protects the fabric from fading and maintains the dye’s colour.

7.REMOVING PILLING FROM CLOTHES

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Formation of small balls of fluff on the surface of fabrics is nothing but pilling. It usually occurs because of excessive washing and wearing. To remove pilling from clothes just spread the fabric on a flat surface and pull it taut. Then use a razor and shave the pilling off the fabric carefully because it can easily cut into the fabric.

8.TO FIX A LOOSE BUTTON ON SHIRT

No time to stitch loose button on your shirt, then use a nail polish to keep buttons from falling off. Apply a small splash of clear nail polish on unravel threads. Cover all the threads on the button face with polish but do not over apply. Let the polish dry before adjusting the button.

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