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Hacks related to creating, repairing, cleaning and drying clothing and similar textiles.

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How to remove permanent marker from furniture, clothes, skin etc

A permanent marker exploded and got all over everywhere (please don't ask how). Usually I just use water and soap to get it off, but takes too much work. So I was wondering: Is there a method to ...
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How to remove whitener ink from the clothes?

I just used whitener for marking the box, but due to force pressing it burst opened from the back and spilled fully over my clothes. Is there any best way to remove the spilled whitener? It's the ...
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Clothes are still dusty after full cycle

Ok, this issue plagues my life. It's been months I haven't had clean clothes, it's not a joke. I'm in quarantine and work from home. My clothes remain dusty even after: Manual Shaking Washing+Drying ...
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Prevent pen or pencil moving from vertical to horizontal in my trouser pocket

I like to keep my pen handy in my trouser pocket and, although I place it vertically in my pocket, in no time at all, it has moved into the horizontal position, not only taking up much more space, but ...
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Where to put used-but-usable clothes (a.k.a. alternative to "The Chair")?

We all know The Chair. The Chair where you put the clothes clean enough not to go in the laundry, but not enough to go back in the wardrobe. The Chair that looks like this: It exists because you ...
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Suspenders detaching unexpectedly from pants

Due to an increasing waistline I have recently started using suspenders. They work well EXCEPT that I have to attach the clips over the belt loops as the extra cloth makes for a more secure ...
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How to remove dog slobber from clothing without laundering?

Most dog owners know the situation: You have just changed into freshly laundered clothes and of course your pooch runs up or past you, touching your pant leg briefly. And there it is - the dreaded ...
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T Shirt Microfibres/Lint

Not sure if anybody can help with this, but I have some basic t-shirts from H&M and Uniqlo and both seem to produce an unreasonably large amount of what I can only describe as small microfibres. ...
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Storing unworn shoes for years

I have a pair of shoes from Crocs that I like the design of, and am thinking of getting a second pair in case they get discontinued or significantly altered. Does anyone have ideas/experience for ...
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How to increase road-walking shoes' durability…

I usually walk about 2km every day on roads. Shoes last less than two years. I am aware that most manufacturers suggest that shoes should last about 500 miles (800km), which corresponds approximately ...
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Neckties curling in the tip area

How do I un-curl the tip area of my necktie? Or, is there something I can sew onto tip area of necktie to keep it straight?
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How to wash a shirt with foam inserts?

I am a first-time buyer of boohoo clothing and the shirt I purchased comes with foam inserts to keep the shape of sleeve. The inserts are stitched in and are not removable. Since it is foam I assume ...
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Avoiding view of vest in T-shirt

I have many T-shirts worn during summers.They lack collars. The problem with it is that the straps of the vest i.e sandoz are visible and it looks very odd.You have to insert it underneath the T-shirt ...
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Changing pants in office bathroom

I commute to my office in my bike, and after cycling 40kms, my clothes will be soaked. I change vest and shirt, but pants and underwear will be soaked, which is uncomfortable. I would like to change ...
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How to protect trouser/clothes from semen?

I have Nocturnal emission (aka wet dream) almost every night, and as result when I wake up in morning I see that my trousers are wet with spots/stains of semen. How can I protect my clothes from ...
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Pacifier clips that won’t come off easily

Our son keeps on pulling his pacifier and losing it. The clipper seem to be the problem as he can jerk it off easily. Is there a way to make it hard so he doesn’t pull it off easily? Someone suggested ...
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How can I remove the orange color from my shoes midsole?

I have a pair of sneakers which are white and one time I put them in a black garbage bag with my other shoes . After a couple of days I saw orange colored spots and dots on one of my sneakers midsole ...
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How to remove wax from woolen clothes?

During Christmas I managed to drop some wax of a candle onto my woolen pullover. On most other types of cloth, I would just try to remove it by scrubbing it off, but this does not seems like an ...
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A Way To Fix Shrunken Clothes

When I started washing my clothes a long time ago, I washed my mom's hoodie (yes, it is this critical!) and I didn't know that putting it into the dryer would shrink it. Is there a way to undo this?
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Open closed zipper without pull tab

Related: How do I quickly open or close a jammed zipper?: In an emergency situation, what would be the fastest way to open a zipper, provided that the use of the pull tab is disabled, and access to ...
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How to save space in a suitcase of clothing?

I am using a big airplane suitcase and was wondering if you had any tips to save space on it? Knowing that it contain mostly clothes. For instance, is there any way to bend them to maximize space? Or ...
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How to tuck in shirt if waist is too small?

My body shape makes it very hard for me to tuck any shirt in my pants. My waist is very small, around 27 inches resting which is a size XXS, but my shoulders are between size medium and large (mens). ...
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How to hide a wet spot during massage?

When getting a massage, sometimes the way the massagist touches my body results in spontaneous and unwanted arousal, which then might result in a visible wet spot on the underwear. (Not ejaculaton, ...
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How to prevent my socks from becoming dry and rigid?

Every socks I own quickly end up dry and rigid (2 or 3 months). I am sick to feel like I was folding paperboard after every laundry, or buy a new dozens every month or so. I don't know what the ...
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What causes these marks on my chinos, and how can I get rid of them?

I have a pair of chinos, which are my most comfortable pair of trousers - the problem is that after the second or third wash, they look like this: Note the white lines, which have formed along more ...
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Prevent surgical mask from riding up

Due to covid I'm now required to wear a surgical facemask in communal areas for work. The one we have look like this: I have the problem that the mask often rides up until it nearly covers my eyes ...
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How can animal dander be completely removed from clothing?

Normal washing does not completely remove animal proteins embedded in clothing. Is there a substance that can break down the proteins and render them harmless to allergy sufferers without breaking ...
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How do I quickly open or close a jammed zipper?

On occasion a zipper gets stuck in quite inconvenient situations. This may be when wearing a warm coat on entering an even warmer room, or most embarrasing while in a public restroom. In both ...
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Why are our cloth napkins “fuzz magnets”?

We have bought a few different kinds of cloth napkins for our dinner table and they seem to always come out of the dryer covered in tiny fine hairs. How do I get rid of these? I wash them with our ...
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Cheap non-toxic hydrophobic (spray) coating for fabrics?

I would like to make my clothes to repel water (with hydrophobic coating?). Any suggestion of not-so-expensive method to achieve this?
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How to clean up after tissue paper got into the washing machine?

This happens once a while: I put some tissue or paper material (e.g. a receipt) into some pocket of some clothing, but forget to take it out before putting the clothing into the washing machine. After ...
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How to restore clothes from colour run?

I have a few clothes (coloured t-shirts and polo shirts) which have turned a different shade of colour due to a small amount of colour from other clothes being transferred to them in the wash. One ...
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How to effectively remove cat hair from clothes (e.g. T-shirts) of thin cotton?

I was told several times that the most effective way is simply to move my wet hand (palm) over the cloth (and cat's hair will be on the palm). But in my case it's not true. Maybe, because in my case ...
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How can I prolong the life of my socks, with heels worn through?

Shuffling around the house in my stocking feet working at home, has left me with pairs of socks; although originally thick wool, ribbed, elastic crew-length; with the heels thread-bare or worn through....
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How to remove the stain made by pen on leather jacket?

While writing, I accidentally draw stains on my brown leather jacket. I tried to wash it with water but it did not work and I tried to remove with body spray as well which was a recommendation from ...
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Are there clearly defined ways to tie necktie knots?

I wore neckties for about three or four years after getting a job, after which I stopped wearing them since the company I work for actually didn't require them. But after looking at several websites ...
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How to stop leather from making stain on clothes with light colors

Some clothes or accessories made from leather tend to create (dark) stain or spots on clothes, of course especially on clothes having light colors. Some spots can be removed easily, others not. ...
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How can I remove leather dye stains from colored clothing?

I managed to forget removing a leather belt from my laundry. That would have been OK if i only washed it, but I put it into a dryer as well. Not only did this destroy the belt completely, but pretty ...
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How can I remove unwanted human hair from clothing after washing?

I was wondering how to remove human hair that builds up and sticks to my clothing? I've noticed this right after my clothes have been put away. Is there any way to remove or to prevent human hair from ...
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How to dry shoes quickly after washing them?

I washed my shoes some 72 hours ago; at the moment they are still too damp for me to wear. I know that there are shoe dryers available, but that is not what I want because I only wash my shoes ...
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Clean Automatic Transmission Fluid (Oil) from Car Carpet

I've bought a car that was stuck for two years into a garage and was used for storing a car part that left the rear carpet filled with ATF Oil. I did cleaning of the carpet with Kitchen Antigrease (...
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Diesel fuel smell out of clothing?

I recently used the diesel pump on a frigid morning and got fuel on my polar fleece (synthetic material) gloves. I have soaked them, washed them normally, washed them in the dishwasher, soaked them in ...
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Fold hack for tons of washed clothes

We recently moved with a relative family and there are a lot of clothes that get washed. My wife is type 1 and with all kids and baby she is drained of energy. I wanted to find out if there is a quick ...
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How to protect a washing machine from weather?

My washing machine is a bit older, it has a steel or iron body (I can't differentiate between iron and steel but I am 100 % sure that it is not plastic). Actually the tyres of my washing machine were ...
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How to remove dust from clothing without washing?

I recently cut something out using a Dremel Saw and as some of you may know - these can get dust everywhere. I wasn't using any sort of extractor fan to remove the dust while sawing so it was free to ...
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How can I unclog a sock in my vacuum cleaner hose, when I can't pull it out with a wire clothes hanger?

My grandpa accidentally vacuumed a sock with his Bissell 41221 pictured below. He peered at the pipe, and see the sock clogged at the green arrow. He detached the Dry Floor Nozzle, but he doesn't ...
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How can I tighten pajamas that conceals the waist elastic, without anything sharp or a belt?

My grandpa's pajamas' waist elastic has loosened, and his pajamas are so loose as to drop to the floor. What life hack can permanently fasten his pajamas, so that he needn't wear a belt? Don't ...
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How can I dry microfiber cloths, without the dryer or exposing them to dust?

To save electricity and protect environment, I eschew drying the microfiber cloths in the dryer. When I place them in an open plastic box to dry, dust, lint and motes end up on the microfiber cloth! I ...
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remove deteriorating lining from a jacket

I have a beloved jacket whose lining unfortunately began deteriorating after running it through the wash. I tried contacting the manufacturer but they did not offer any help since the jacket is too ...
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How to prevent creases and imprints while hanging clothing to dry to prevent ironing?

Wet clothing has to dry. My only option to get it dry is to hang it. (no dryer) There are a few options to do this, which both get the job done: hang the items of clothing on the line as they are ...

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