20 Lifehacks for Clothes & Shoes

Life is an unpredictable thing: you may spill wine on a shirt, you may lose a button, or even buy narrow shoes.


Such troubles should not make you part with your favorite things, so Geniusbeauty.com has collected 20 tips that will give a second chance to your clothes and shoes.

  1. Remove unsightly stains in the armpits with lemon juice or baking soda.
  2. If your favorite sweater changed its size, put it in the fridge for 3-4 hours.
  3. Static electricity can be eliminated if you rub the clothes with a dry cloth from the inside.
  4. Minor wrinkles on your clothing may be removed with a straightening hair iron.
  5. Use shaving foam to get rid of the traces of foundation on the bright clothing.
  6. In order to stretch narrow shoes, pour water into bags, put them in the shoes and leave them in the freezer for a night.
  7. To remove a red wine stain, pour some white wine on it and sprinkle some baking soda on top. Leave it for 2-3 hours and then wash the clothing.
  8. To preserve the shape of boots, put folded magazines in them.
  9. If you apply solid deodorant on your heels, the straps of your new shoes will not hurt you.
  10. To make a leather jacket softer, let it get wet – walk in the rain.
  11. Hairspray can remove the traces of red lipstick from your clothes.
  12. If you have lost the clasp of a stud earring, use a pencil eraser.
  13. If calluses appear because of your new shoes, put on thick socks and heat the shoes with a hair dryer for several minutes. The procedure can be repeated several times.
  14. You can tighten the screw on your glasses by using a colorless nail polish.
  15. Remove the traces of worn suede with an eraser.
  16. Remove sweater fuzz with a razor.
  17. If the zipper on your clothes malfunctions, you can use a lip balm or even a graphite pencil. Smear your zipper with lipstick or just rub it with a pencil.
  18. To clean sneakers, mix detergent and baking soda in a bowl. Take the old toothbrush and clean the white edging of the sneakers.
  19. Loose jeans can easily be tucked in your boots, if you first tuck the jeans in the half-hose, which is not visible under the boots.
  20. For the dark jeans not to get brighter after washing, add half a glass of distilled vinegar in the washing machine.
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