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

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Ηow can I keep my jeans' zippers from unzipping on their own?

A lot of jeans have zippers that open on their own. For me, it is quite uncomfortable to be re-zipping them in the middle of the street. What can I do to prevent this?
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How to clean blood from white clothes

A related question asks about cleaning blood off of colored clothing. What can I do to clean blood from white clothing? I've tried washing it off with soap and water, but that doesn't really get rid ...
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How to protect your shoes from bad smell?

I have leather shoes (but others are affected by this as well); whenever I wear them for sufficiently long time (say, one hour), my socks, shoes, and feet smell bad. It makes me uncomfortable - e.g. I ...
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How do I securely tie my shoes?

When I tie my shoes, which have round cord laces, they very frequently become untied, even if I knot the loops. How can I tie them more securely?
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How can I get rid of my sneakers' stench?

I have basketball shoes that have a putrid smell and I can barely stand it. Besides the smell, the shoes are in pretty good shape and I hope to keep them a bit longer. So far I have tried washing ...
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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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Is there any way to fill in a hole in my shoe - so it is waterproof?

I usually buy new shoes every two years or so (mostly Nikes). When walking I seem to not lift my feet high enough and because of this I get a hole the size of a cent at the rear of the sole (under my ...
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What's the best way to keep your shirt tucked in?

I find myself needing to put my shirt back inside my trousers throughout the day because it keeps coming untucked. This can be very awkward to do. What is the best way to keep a shirt tucked in? I'...
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De-pill the clothes?

Many people like me do not like to wear the cloths which has small pill-like balls especially on cotton based fabric. I tried plucking the the visible pills after a wash, that was very annoying and ...
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Removing blood from colored clothes

I got blood on my blue shirt. I would usually use peroxide, but last time I tried that, my shirt got ruined (colors got messed up). What is an easy way I can remove blood from my shirt without ruining ...
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How can I neutralize the odours of certain washing detergents?

Brands of clothes washing detergents such as Tide, Gain, and Downey contain a strong chemical odour which is offensive to me. No amount of airing-out will diminish this odour. Things washed using ...
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What to do with wet socks?

During the rainy season I often step in a puddle and get wet socks. I normally just change them when I get home but this seems like a waste and causes me to do laundry more frequently. Is there a way ...
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Easiest way to remove adhesive from shirts?

I recently went to an event, and we had to wear name tags. Then, I forgot to remove the name tags before I washed it. When it came out, It had a white stain. I found out that the stain was some sort ...
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Is there a neater way to fold a shirt?

It's so difficult to fold a shirt. Every time I try it comes out unevenly folded. Is there a better/neater way to do this? I would love to fold a shirt the way clothing stores fold their shirts; as ...
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How to remove creases from my shirts without ironing?

We've all had the problem, you need that one dress shirt you own, but it is full of creases because you stuffed it all the way in the back of your closet. No way i am going to iron them, it takes way ...
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How to quickly dry wet sneakers?

I stepped in a deep puddle and now both of my sneakers are thoroughly wet. I've tried opening them up to let them air dry, but this takes far too long. I'm also afraid to put them into the clothes ...
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How can I get damp clothes to hang-dry faster in the home?

It's cold at the moment and I can't spare much for heating the house. Are there any cost-effective hacks to hang-dry wet clothes faster (and preferably limit mould-inducing moisture in the air)?
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How to make a 100% cotton shirt repel moisture?

I bought a casual 100% cotton button-down shirt the other day from the brand ESP fashion. I live in Bangkok, Thailand and it's crazy hot here at the moment (or any moment), so I figured a white one ...
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How to remove lint from a shirt without a lint brush?

I am at the office right now and thanks to a new cotton jacket I wore on the way here, my shirt is covered in lint/fluffs. Obviously this looks terrible and I would like to avoid making a bad/unclean ...
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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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Best way to fold a shirt for a lazy bachelor [duplicate]

Like most lazy men I hate folding laundry, and when I do it tends to be messy. Sometimes everything is wrinkled by the time I get to it. Most of my laundry is t-shirts, so what is the best way I can ...
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Remove bad smell from clothes

I buy new clothes and wear them for 2-3 months. I wash them several times during this period. The clothes don't smell fresh anymore, even after washing. The smell is like sweat or ammonia or ...
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How to dry clothes without clothes line or laundry dryer

Because the clothes line was already occupied and we do not have a laundry dryer I was stuck with a load of washed clothes and no place to dry them. What are some alternative ways to dry your clothes? ...
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Any Glove For Hyperhidrosis While On The Computer?

I have hyperhidrosis which is a skin condition which makes you sweat excessively. So my palms are always dripping wet so whenever I'm on the laptop, my mouse gets soaked and I don't like that. I have ...
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How to get sock marks off legs quickly

I have to wear boots with socks all day for work and then when I want to go out at night and wear a skirt with bare legs, I have lines from my socks around my ankles. Has anyone found a way of making ...
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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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Preventing glasses from fogging up when wearing scarf

Wearing a scarf, ski mask, or neck warmer over your nose in winter helps to keep you warm! The problem is that if you wear eyeglasses, the moment you exhale, all of that moisture seems to all end up ...
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How to remove grease stains from clothes

I was eating pizza and I got some grease on one of my nicer shirts (I know, I probably shouldn't eat pizza and wear nice clothes). The stain is pretty visible and after washing the shirt, it was still ...
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Rain Jacket losing waterproof ability

Over time, rain jackets use their waterproof ability. There are things you can put on the jacket to make it waterproof again, but I've found it to be only moderately successful. Is there anything ...
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Cleaning a blood stain from a silk tie

A friend of mine recently moved to a pretty arid climate, and has been experiencing nosebleeds. While he's trying to fix that, he kinda wrecked a brand new silk tie the first day he wore it :( Since ...
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How to remove Sweat stains from clothing?

In the Summer, you will usually sweat a large amount or a little, at least. This is natural, but the stain that results(especially in white clothing) is annoying and unsightly. What can I do to clean ...
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Clean ink blot on polyamide

I have a white-ish polyamide coat that got stained with black ink in multiple places (long story short, I helped lift a large carton with 1-day-old stamps on it, both on the carton and on the masking ...
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How to remove pen ink from cloth?

I have a denim trouser. I am unable to remove blue pen ink on the pocket area of the trouser. What can I do?
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How to make a yellowish white shirt become perfectly white again

I have several white shirt and they're in yellowish color. I've tried to boil them with bleach + detergent but it's failed. And also there are rust stain too. How can I make my shirts perfecly white ...
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How to make small shoes fit bigger feet [duplicate]

I received a pair of nice sneakers as a gift. I like them a lot, but they are about a size too small. I can squeeze into them, but it is very uncomfortable. How can I expand the shoes, so that they ...
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Upgrade jackets to be water- and wind- proof

I have two winter jackets, for different lowest temperatures (i.e. one thicker and one thinner). For a while they were both fine, until I had the experiences to go through rain or through stronger ...