SHOP

11 Clothing Fixes That are Beyond Easy

Written by Grace & Silas
Share:

You’re getting ready to go out or getting ready for work and you pull out your favorite outfit only to find that the zipper’s stuck or there’s an oil stain you hadn’t noticed before. Of course you feel annoyed and probably think that you’ll have to spend money to replace the older item. But with just a simple tip or hack, you can save your favorite outfits from being thrown in the trash.

Down below I found some awesome tips and tricks for fixing clothing and making sure that they stick around a lot longer. So check them out and then head to the original source to find even more hacks!

1. Get Rid of Makeup Smudges with Shaving Cream

1

Found from The Krazy Coupon Lady

Have you ever been pulling a shirt or sweater over your head, only to find that you got makeup smudges around the neckline area? Well just use shaving cream to get rid of any smudges. It’s that simple!

2. Let Baby Powder Soak Up Oil Stain Overnight

2

Found from The Krazy Coupon Lady

If you have an oil stain on one of your favorite tops or bottoms, then just let baby powder soak it up overnight.

3.Get Rid of Sweat Stains with Lemon

3

Found from The Krazy Coupon Lady

Get rid of any armpit sweat stains with lemon juice. Just squirt some on and let it sit 10-20 minutes before washing.

4. Stop a Run with Clear Nail Polish

4

Found from The Krazy Coupon Lady

If you notice a small hole in your tights, just use some clear nail polish to stop it before it becomes a real run and destroys your nylons or thermal tights.

5. Use Rit Dye to Re-Dye Faded Black Clothes

5

Found from The Krazy Coupon Lady

If some of your favorite black clothing is starting to fade (or is already faded), just buy Rit Dye (about $3) for a quick fix.

6. Unstuck a Stuck Zipper with Crayon

6

Found from Buzzfeed

Unstick your zipper by rubbing crayon on both sides. It’s an easy fix and saves your favorite jacket!

7. Keep a Button on with Clear Nail Polish

7

Found from The Krazy Coupon Lady

Make sure a button’s thread doesn’t become unraveled by putting clear nail polish over the top of it.

8. Make Old Flats Look New Again with a Cap Toe

8

Found from Fitnessista

If you find that the front of your flats has gotten a bit frayed with time and wear, try this easy tutorial to bring them back to life!

9. Mend a Pull in a Sweater with a Crochet Hook

9

Found from The Art of Doing Stuff

Get rid of pulled threads easily with a crochet hook.

10. Use Pumice to De-Pill Your Sweaters

10

Found from Real Simple

Pumice is a great way to de-pill your sweaters and have them looking new again for the fall and winter seasons.

11. Use Soap to Unstuck a Zipper

11

Found from Good Housekeeping

Another way to unstuck a zipper is to use soap. It keeps things easily gliding and it’s a pretty simple hack.


If you have a lot of favorite outfits, then there’s no reason why they can’t last years instead of months. You can keep that old sweater or your beloved pair of flats around for a long time by just trying a few tips and hacks. Almost everything has a fix, so why not find one for your clothing pieces and save money?

Now if you have any questions on clothing fixes, let me know in the comments down below! I’d love to hear about them!

Share:

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.

A grayscale side portrait of Silas and Grace Moser of Chasing Foxes kissing one another.

Finished? Explore our tips below…

A pretty bullet journal being written on by a woman.
SHOP AT CHASING FOXES