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Accidentally wore my sweaty T-shirt from days ago this morning. What can I do to get rid of the smell for the rest of the day?

This morning my sleep-deprived brain mixed a T-shirt into the clean pile of clothes, which then I subsequently took up and left to work. As time passed, I started to smell the unmistakeable scent of ...
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'Softening' a Velcro closure

I have a several pairs of slacks that use Velcro® closures for the pockets. The issue is that they're much more aggressive and noisy to open than they need to be. Is there a simple way to reduce the ...
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diesel smell out of clothing/Machine [duplicate]

Little More help needed, can I used white vinegar to get the smell of diesel out, do I soak the clothing in cold or warm water with the white vinegar?, what other products can I used? the smell in the ...
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Sweaters of the same material with different ironing indication

I have 2 sweaters from different brands. Both are of the same material: 100% merino wool. There is a difference is the heaviness (if I am using the right term). One feels a bit thicker/more tightly ...
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Denim jacket shoulder too wide - fix without going to a tailor?

I learned that fixing shoulder fit is the most difficult and is usually done by cutting the sleeves off and re-attach them by an experienced tailor. I have a denim jacket and the shoulder of the ...
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How do I open a closed purse zipper with no slider?

I just got a new purse and the middle pocket is zipped shut but they did not put a slider on it so I can not access it. How can I get the zipper open so I can put a new slider on?
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How do I use the belt on a jeans or a pant such that the button is not visibly suspended

Because the pant is a bit bigger in size and I'd like to tighten it a bit, what happens as a result is that the button gets suspended and visible. I do not want to use suspenders because it is not in ...
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How can I spot remove a stain from my white garment?

I often drop Coffee on my white garment. Normally I wash after 10 or so wears, but this makes me want to wash it sooner. Is there anyway to spot remove stains effectively and cheaply? Most ideas ...
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How to remove wrinkles to ease ironing

What is best way to iron clothes with so much wrinkles? I find it’s so hard to iron. What are ways to make ironing easy?
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How can I cheaply restore my waxed jacket?

My father-in-law gave me a Filson waxed jacket and one tin of wax that I ran out of (or misplaced) and the tin never really covered the whole jacket and now its out of stock on filson's website and 5x ...
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Lenor scent boosters leaving white marks on clothes

Since I started using Lenor (blue) unstoppables in the wash, it’s leaving white spots on dark clothing which if I don’t spot it immediately & ‘rub’ means it needs washing again. I’m following ...
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Is it ok to wash silk with baby wash and shampoo (instead of just baby shampoo)

I've always washed silk with baby shampoo, but it seems most brands are now wash and shampoo. Are these still ok to use for cleaning silk?
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How to wash and dry oxford shirts?

I am a very frequent wearer of Oxford and madras mens' button-down shirts (particularly from J. Crew; admittedly not the highest quality anymore, but they're relatively affordable compared to other ...
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What causes faded lines in jeans?

A lot of jeans in different colors I've bought over the last few years got faded lines after washing. The lines appear directly after washing, and also stay when ironed. I've tried most tips I found ...
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Nylon zipper “tag” or insert pin” part fell off

The insertion “pin” (which is the bottom side that slides into the retaining box) fell off my YKK 25” nylon open zipper. Is there a way I can repair/replace this part without replacing the whole ...
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How do I remove black marks caused by ironing?

How do I remove such black marks caused by ironing?
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How to protect a full grain leather messenger bag?

The recommendation for leather products is to condition them with something like Venetian Leather Balm as soon as you buy it, then apply a water repellant spray. My concern is that if I apply Venetian ...
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How to avoid a cotton sweater to leave cotton on other Shirt?

I have recently acquired a sweater, the problem is that the inside in composed of cotton and as it's new, I always have little pieces of coton remaining on T-shirts I wear with, which is annoying.
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Can you normal hand wash (or machine wash) a polyester jacket that has mentioned dry clean only with a typical detergent?

I got a quilted bomber jacket from Amazon. It was mentioned "Care Instructions: Machine Wash" on product page. But later I found out a label inside jacket which says "(P) Dry Clean Only&...
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How can I stop my cloths shrinking?

I live in a student dorm. I wash my clothes in the electric washing machine and then dry them using an automatic tumbler dryer. Each time I dry them, they shrink. Drying racks are not allowed in the ...
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How to remove ALREADY WASHED ball ink?

A colleague stained his pants with ball-pen ink, and WASHED them before noticing. He said that he already tried soap, acetone, gasoline. Any idea proved to be working? I already suggested him hydrogen ...
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Warm socks for sweaty feet?

I am able to wear normal (thin) socks for about three days at home without them starting to smell. Still, I noticed on many occasions that I sweat a lot more than regular people do. (1-2 days if I am ...
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How to wash dirty underwear?

I was sick and pooped a bit on my underwear (a bit of diarrhea) How do I clean this? I suppose I shouldn't put it into the washer with other underwears and wash at 30C? Most of my underwears say "...
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Senior Citizen pyjamas trouble

Am a senior citizen with no muscle mass, and I'm fat. My pyjamas keep slipping despite knotting hard. Can't wear elastic due to abdominal discomfort. What other options do I have?
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How to optimally organize and store clothes in closet?

I recently moved into a place with a large closet. It has many places for hanging things and a few shelves, some with drawers. Now that I moved I noticed I never had much of a system. I had been going ...
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Remove unknown white stain (maybe varnish) from polyester shorts

Yesterday I found a translucent, sticky residue on the back of my shorts. It smelt faintly of pine, so I assumed it was pine resin from leaning against a tree somewhere. After washing, however (...
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Make Color Custom Hoodies

I would like to make hoodies with gradient color for my team, but I can't find any store that suggests that, all that is suggested is a uni-color hoodies which I can print on. Is there any company/...
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How to remove wrinkles from puffer jacket?

I have a puffer jacket that looks something like this. How to remove wrinkles from it. Its a new jacket, still it started to show wrinkles too early. I think the puff is compressed. What should I do? ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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