A Few Tips For Maintaining Clothing And Footware Cheeply And Easily.


20 - Blitz sweat marks with baking soda and lemon juice

Lemon juice and baking soda, items that you are likely to have at hand or can get hold of easily, are perfect for getting rid of those unslightly underarm sweat marks. Squeeze the juice of one lemon into a small container and then add an equal quantity of water, dab this onto the stain with a clean cloth and watch the mark dissapear. Alternatively, add just enough water to 4 tablespoons of baking soda to make a paste, apply to the stain with a cloth or small brush, a toothbrush is ideal, and leave for an hour before washing as usual.

19 - Caring for your wollens by refrigeration

Putting your sweater in the refrigerator to avoid tangles isn't a new fangled idea. Women have been doing this since refrigerators became common in the 1950s and a number of manufacturers are currently considering designing fridges that have special compartments for soring clothes and shoes. At a molecular level, the fabrics from which sweaters are made behave differently when kept cool. Three to four hours before you want to wear it, place your item in an air-tight zip bag, expel any air before zipping it closed and placing it in the refrigerator. Storing sweaters in the refrigerator during the winter offers protection from moths too.

18 - Wipe that static away with a tissue

Drying and friction can cause static electricity to build up in you clothes. Whilst there are numerous different types of anti-static sprays on the market these are not cheap. Some authorities recommend coating the part of your body most likely to be affected with body lotion, which you might consider an expensive waste when you know there is a much simpler way of dealing with it. Open out a standard, unscented tissue and using the underside, the side you have opened up, wipe it around those areas where you usually experience static. Most likely these will be where the garment touches bare flesh.

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