You know how your mom always had that sweater or dress that she never got rid of and you always wondered how she kept it all those years (or maybe why she kept it)? Well she probably knew a few clothing tips and hacks that you didn’t.
It’s hard to throw away some of our favorite pieces, and it’s especially hard to figure out whether it can be repurposed or not. But thankfully there are some ways you can save your favorite top or shoes. And with just a few clothing tips and tricks, you’ll be able to keep those pieces around a lot longer.
Now I really like finding some of the best hacks from amazing lists, but I also include a link to the list that I found them in at the end of each hack. It gives you guys some more options if you choose to click through. So I hope you like the clothing tips I found and let me know if you have any in the comments below!
31 Clothing Tips and Tricks Every Girl Should Know
Having a broken zipper sucks (or jeans that are too tight), but you don’t have to throw them away! Just attach a key chain ring to your zipper and loop it around your button and the problem is solved.
Check out the rest of the clothing tips from Listotic here!
33 Clever Ways to Refashion Your Clothes
You bought that plain white shirt with the good intention of doing some wall painting or for lazy days, but those sweats are just too comfy and you probably won’t get around to painting anytime soon. So try out this no-sew shirt hack and get a new top you can have fun in! Get the tutorial here – Link gone, site no longer exists.
Take a look at the rest of the clothing tips by Listotic here!
37 Sewing Hacks
If you don’t want to lose the buttons on your top anymore (since sowing over and over again can be frustrating), just put some clear nail polish over it to keep the threads from coming out or breaking.
Check out the other clothing tips and hack from DIY Joy here
41 Insanely Easy Ways to Transform Your Shirts for Summer
Thinking of getting rid of that old tee? Well repurpose it into an adorable top with a unique cutout design!
Check out the other clothing tips and hacks from Buzzfeed here!
18 Clothing Hacks & Wardrobe Fixes Every Girl Should Know
Hold up, don’t throw out that awesome dress just because it has an old oil stain that won’t come out. With just some peroxide and baking soda, you can get that stain out and wear it like new. (check out the tutorial here)
Take a look at the rest of the clothing tips and hacks here!
20 Ways to Use Worn Out Clothes That You’ve Never Thought Of
Alright so sometimes you won’t always be able to save that one clothing piece you like so much. But you can definitely repurpose it. Try turning an old sweater into a pretty lampshade and let the memory of your favorite sweater live on (sounds a bit dramatic doesn’t it?).
Check out the rest of Seed Time’s clothing tips here!
21 Genius Hacks for Fixing Ruined Clothes
I don’t know how many times I had one of my favorite tops get those unsightly armpit stains after wearing them repeatedly all summer. Well it turns out that just some lemon juice and water (or baking soda and water for stronger stains) can take those right out. Just make sure you do it right before a wash.
Take a look at the rest of Cosmopolitan’s clothing tips here!
19 Clever Ways to Refashion Your Clothes
Have an old shirt that’s a bit stretched out and too old to save? Great. All you have to do is turn it into a Celtic knot headband with this simple tutorial.
Check out the rest of the clothing tips and ideas here!
19 Hacks for Fixing Ruined Clothes
Your favorite leather kicks might have some scratches or look pretty dull but a great way to fix that is by scrubbing them down with some lotion. It’s as simple as that.
Take a look at the rest of their clothing tips here!
22 Life-Changing Shoe Hacks
Now if you have some shoes that are a bit too tight, don’t throw them away or replace them. Just put a bag of water inside of them, pop them in the freezer, and let the water freeze and expand It’ll stretch your shoes out so they aren’t so tight anymore. Super simple!
Check out the rest of their shoe tips here! Link gone. Site is currently marked as not secure.
How to Repair Common Clothing Problems
This infographic found by LifeHacker is great to save if you need some awesome reminders on how to fix certain pieces in your wardrobe so things last a lot longer.
Check out the rest of LifeHacker’s clothing tips and hacks here!
Whether you want to save one of your favorite outfits or repurpose them, that’s up to you. It’s all about finding the right clothing tips and tricks to get the result you want. Because saving your favorite top that you’ve had for five years is just worth it.
Now if you have any clothing tips yourself, just let me know in the comments below! I’d love to hear about them!
39 thoughts on “10 Clothing Tips and Hacks That Will Save You A Lot of Money”
Is anyone here in a position to recommend Blouses? Cheers xx
Nice tips. Thanks for the share
What about gift cards? There a ton of sites out there that sell gift cards to hundreds of retailers at a discount (i.e. Gift Card Karma). I use them all the time to purchase Nordstrom gift cards I usually save about 10-15% from just purchasing cards from their site. It’s my secret weapon 🙂
Thanks for letting me know about this Carrie! 🙂
A tampon works great to remove deodorant from a poly satin bridesmaid dress. Learned this trick from my daughter’s wedding planner.
If you get deodorant on your shirt use a nylon to rub it off. Only thing that work.
Thanks for this tip Amanda! 🙂
A lint brush will also take deodorant marks off clothes.
I have found that soda water or what people across the pond call Club Soda, is fantastic to get most stains out. Just pour a little on the stain and scrub it with a nail brush (not too hard if fthe material is delicate). It even gets stains out of the carpet.
That’s so cool Lina! Thanks for sharing! 🙂
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Shall do Kate! 🙂
i live in England what is this dawn stuff is it the same as fairy washing up liquid?crazy
Hey Brenda! It’d be the same as any dish detergent/soap. 🙂
Those silly things we buy to keep our cups from slipping in our cabinets. The rubbery type Mat’s.. Work wonders for removing dog/cat hair from furniture
Thanks for this tip Pris! 🙂
Those mats are also great for removing skins from cloves of garlic!
Thanks for letting me know about this hack! 🙂
To remove blood stains., just pour peroxide on the area and let it bubble the blood out like it does in a wound. When its done just rinse and throw in the wash. Also i add ORIGINAL BLUE DAWN (the cheaper version does not work) to all my laundry. I have 2 boys and a mechanic husband and it gets out their greasiest stains. It also just helps get all laundry cleaner and fresher.
Thanks for the awesome tip Natasha! I would never have thought of that! 🙂
How much dawn do you use and can you use it in a he (high efficiency) washer?
Resolve carpet cleaner works for oily grease
Thanks for the tip Sherrie! 🙂
How much dawn?
The alcohol wipes work on all white leather to remove superficial scuffs and dirt, if like me, you have white bags and shoes than take a wipe from your bag and rubb out any spot or scuff…
Thanks for the tip Courtney! 🙂
I have been known to cut off a leg each of two pair of hose and wear them doubled. Just make sure they are exactly the same!
I do not understand what this means. Please explain.
I think what she means is I f you have two matching pairs of nylons, but both end up with runs, you can cut the legs with the runs off (leaving the one good one) and put both pairs on for a “pair” of nylons. Bonus: double the support! Lol!
That sounds awesome Andrea! 🙂
I have done that a lot. It also has the bonus of giving you double control top.
I did this for years, when I wore the Leggs Sheer Energy pantyhose – –
I have cut off the leg of tights too and made up one new pair from the two one legged tights.
That’s awesome Lina! Thanks for sharing! 🙂
If you rip your nylons a quick and easy way to stop them from ripping anymore is to put clear nail on and around the rip. I suggest carrying a clear nail polish in your purse.
Thanks so much Emily! Definitely great advice! 🙂
When you wear white or light colored polyester, carry alcohol prep pads with you. If you get something on your clothes, scrub the dtain away with the prep pads. Used this tip for years wearing white uniform shirts.
This is great Brenda! Thanks for sharing this awesome tip. 🙂