10 Quick Wardrobe Fixes You Wish You Knew Sooner

Written by Grace & Silas

We’ve all had favorite clothes that we really love. Whether it’s a simple t-shirt, tattered jeans or  favorite old coat, we totally like them wear because it’s comfortable and hip. But what if one day, it becomes ugly because of stains and snags? Are you going to just throw it out?

Not anymore! I looked for helpful hacks that will show you how fix worn out clothes and make them like new without tons of time and effort. As we know, we still want those favorite things in our closet. So see below tips and let me know what you think.

Crook Hook Crochet

Found from The Art of Doing Stuff

I love this little tip used by retailers to keep clothes looking brand new and unworn. When you snag a sweater, blouse or any other type of clothing, you simply insert the needle straight through the snag down into the fabric and pull the thread through to the inside.It snags the loose threads through returning your garment to its previous state of looking perfect.

Freeze Those Jeans

Found from Cosmopolitan

If you thought your freezer is just good for food, think again.Put your stinky pants inside a plastic and put in the fridge to remove the bad odor.

Use Clear Nail Polish to Stop a Run in your Hose or Tights

Found from The Krazy Coupon Lady

A run has power to ruin your favorite tights or hose, but not if you have clear nail polish! Paint some of the problem area, and voila it’s solved!

Remove Pilling from Clothes

Found from WikiHow

It seems like your old favorite always get those awful pills. Why not try to use a sharp razor or scissors and you can get rid of those pills.  

Fix a Loose Button

Found from Minq

This tip is really amazing. We don’t even need to learn to sew a button with this hack.

Unshrink your Clothes

Found from One Good Thing by Jillee

We all hate those shirts that shrink after a laundry.  But thanks to this hack, you can wear again your favorite shirt.

How to Fix a Stuck Zipper

Found from Cosmopolitan

Get that stuck zipper unstuck by applying cotton swab with Vaseline.

Use Baby Powder on an Oil Stain

Found from The Krazy Coupon Lady

Got your shirt splashed by oil while cooking? Worry no more and let the baby powder soak on it overnight to remove the oil stains.

Freeze and Scrape Gum Stains

Found from Wikihow

We all know the pain of removing gum from clothes.  Here’s the solution.

Use Lemon Juice + Baking Soda to Remove Sweat Stains

Found from The Krazy Coupon Lady

Lemon juice with water  is really great for removing armpits stains. But for tougher stains, use lemon juice with a paste of baking soda and let it soak in for an hour before washing.

From getting rid of gum and stains, to fixing frays and loose threads, there’s almost always a hack to fix your favorite clothes.  Let me know what your favorite hacks are in the comments and as always, if you have any questions I’d love to help!


Meet Silas & Grace

Silas and Grace always had a passion for travel. So in 2016, they started Chasing Foxes as an independent income source. 4 months after launch, they were making enough money from their blog to travel full-time, and in the past 5 years, they’ve been able to encourage others in their blogging journeys too. Learn more about Silas & Grace.

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