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Jun 15, 2015
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We want our clothes to look their best and we want to make them to last as long as possible. However, with our rough and rugged (and oftentimes clumsy) ways, that's not always possible. We stain 'em, wrinkle 'em, and stink 'em up, thus making them nearly unwearable by modern-day standards. Unfortunately, we don't always have the time or the know-how to fix these fashion issues quickly.

That's exactly what we'll fix in this article. Below, we've listed 11 fashion hacks that you can do without even stepping out of the house, and are simple enough to perform that you'd have to be a Neanderthal to mess this up.


1)   USE THE HOT SHOWER TO "IRON" YOUR CLOTHES

Too lazy to iron? Go to the shower. Now, shut the windows and block the space under the door to make sure that air won't leak. Turn the shower head in a direction so that the clothes will not get wet. Now, hang the shirts while you're taking a hot shower. The steam will straighten your clothes in 15 to 20 minutes.

Don't have a hot shower? Well, time to call manang...

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2)   FREEZE THE BACTERIA TO DEATH IN YOUR STINKY SHOES

Put your shoes in the freezer. The freezer temperature helps kill odor-causing bacteria. But a little reminder here: Seal your pair of sneakers in a zip-lock bag or else all foods in the fridge will stink too and your mom's going to kill you for that.  


3)   USE AN ICE CUBE TO TAKE THE GUM OUT OF CLOTHES

Accidentally sat on a gum? Trying to scrape it off? You'll need an ice cube to totally remove the stubborn stain. Rub it on the affected area and after a few minutes, it will be hard and brittle, making it easy to remove.

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4)   STRETCH TIGHT NEW SHOES WITH A BLOW-DRYER

Shoes stretch out over time. But if your shoes are too tight, and you need to wear them now, simply put on a pair of your thickest socks and squeeze your feet into your shoes. Get a blow-dryer and blow-dry the shoes at a hot temperature for a few minutes while moving your feet inside. Remove them and allow them to cool down then try them on again.


5)   FIX JAMMED ZIPPERS WITH PENCILS

If your zipper gets jammed after doing your business in the bathroom, what will you do? Waddle to your desk and grab a pencil. Rub its graphite tip (the part that writes) up and down the zipper teeth on both sides. Graphite is an excellent dry lubricant, and should help loosen the zipper's bite from the fabric, or God forbid, the skin on your penis. (Actually, if penile skin is involved, just call the doc.)

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6)   USE COTTON BUDS TO KEEP THE COLLAR STIFF

Collar stays are rigid pieces of metal that are designed to keep the collar standing straight. If you misplaced yours, you can use a cotton bud as an alternative. This would make the collar look straight and crisp. And hey, it's always handy to have earbuds within arm's reach!


7)   REMOVE OIL STAINS WITH BABY POWDER

As soon as you spill oil on your clothes, put baby powder on it. Leave it overnight. It works as an oil sponge.

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8)   REMOVE INK STAINS WITH HAND SANITIZER

Ever had the unfortunate experience of having a pen explode on you? According to housekeeping website One Good Thing By Jillee, all you have to do is cover the stain with hand sanitizer before you throw it in the washing machine to remove the stain.


9)   STRETCH SHRUNKEN TEES WITH HAIR CONDITIONER

Nothing is worse than having your favorite tee come out like a toddler's shirt after giving it a wash. Stretch it out by soaking it in water and hair conditioner. The fiber content of conditioner manipulates your shirt, meaning you will be able to stretch it back to its original size.

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10)   PREVENT JEANS FROM FADING WITH VINEGAR

Bought a new pair of jeans? Scared that the first wash might leave it bleeding? Just add a cup of white vinegar to your washing machine. It helps set the dye, which is most vulnerable during the first wash.


11)   ELIMINATE STRONG ODORS

No matter how we practice good hygiene, sometimes we suffer from bad odor because of the fabric of the clothes we wear. To avoid it, simply spray a small amount of vodka on your clothes. This is also a good trick if you don’t have time to wash a shirt before wearing it again. Remember: Alcohol is capable of killing odor-causing bacteria.

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These little tricks should help keep you look neat and tidy. If you're too lazy to do these, well...time to call manaaang!

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