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

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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 almost have a wet dream every night and when i wake up in morning i see my trousers wet because of spots/stains of semen How can i protect my clothes from catching semen? Because it is very ...
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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 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 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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How to keep jeans crisp

I wear jeans to office and is in jeans at home too so mostly in jeans but my office jeans become too flat and dull. Some people have jeans which are dark in colours and crisp. It is like they custome ...
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How to cover hair for a barber to prevent cutting that particular hair?

I lengthen my hair to be gathered to a ponytail when the time comes. I started that process about 3 months ago from starting point, that is, after totally shaving my head. My problem My problem is ...
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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 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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Writing with finger/nail

I'd like a material I can wrap around my wrist and write on with my finger/nail. My first thoughts are something like suede leather, the sort you'd find on a journal. I also need to be able to erase ...
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How to avoid food spill/stain on bedsheet?

I eat food on my bed. Many times it spills over it and I have to wash whole bedsheet just because of this. I usually place some paper or butter paper below it. Sometimes it penetrates (oily stuff) ...
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How to remove cigarette stench from clothes?

I have kids. I have friends that have older kids. Sometimes, these friends kindly donate nice clothes for my kids to use. I am very thankful for that. But, at least one specific friend has/had a ...
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How to take armpit odor from jacket

I get very quick armpit odor and tried nivea body odor but it doesn’t well, now I was being lazy and put on new jacket on my to be washed shirt but too late and the odor is in jacket which transferred ...
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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 remove superglue/instant glue from clothing

My favourite pair of jeans has fallen victim to a stray drip of superglue/instant glue. Now there is a small solid stain, with the glue partly embedded into the fabric. How do I remove this without ...
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Removing deodorant build up from t-shirts

My boyfriends t-shirts often get crusty deodorant build up which doesn't go away after washing. Is there an easy, sure-fire way to remove this? Preventative (Bonus round)- My shirts never do this, ...
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Drying clothes: windy but cold outside vs warm(ish) inside?

I know there are a few questions which are similar to this, but I'm asking for facts, about which is definitely better. We have only one clothes rack but we have a lot of laundry to get through. ...
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What are these reddish brown stains on my trousers and how can I remove them?

I have a pair of trousers that have somehow acquired this reddish brown stain over time but I can't figure out what the stain is or what could have caused it. Pictures: The stains are only on the ...
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Removing bad smell of constant use cotton clothes

Have here several cotton clothes that due to constant use, keeps with bad smell, even after washing. After been washed, when it's used, after a few minutes it begans to smell bad again. Already ...
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How do I remove white thread flakes from my jacket?

I have an Adidas100% Polyester jacket of black colour. It is warm in nature and used during mild winters. My mother happen to wash it along with other coloured clothes due to which it has developed ...
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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 ...
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New-bought cushion not washable?

So I've just returned home and bought this cushion. Really really soft, bright colours, I just love it. However, I noticed this label that says: Do Not Wash. Do Not Bleach. Line Dry. Do Not Iron. ...
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How to loosen a stuck zip?

I have a zip stuck on my coat and neither the zipper or the teeth will move. I have tried pulling it really hard but it won’t barge. Is there anyway to loosen the zip?
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How to prevent my jeans from falling when I have no belt?

Recently I forgot to put a belt in the jeans I wore to work, and noticed only after getting to work. It's a tight fit jeans so it doesn't really fall all the way down without a belt, but when walking ...
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Keeping gym gear separate from normal clothes

I have one duffle bag which I use for the gym but the clothes get mixed up and sometimes smell. How can I make sure to keep the gym clothes/shoes separate from regular clothes in the same bag?
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Fasten silicone glasses holder to arm of the glasses

I’ve bought a second glasses holder in the hope it won’t keep slipping off the arms. This is an ineffective product design. It is really annoying as I am in the middle of renovating a house. Every ...
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How can wood smoke smell be removed from clothing or helmet?

A friend of mine just returned from a 1600 mile motorcycle ride. His jacket and helmet are saturated with campfire smoke smell. It did not wash out. Is there any way to remove that wood smoke smell ...
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Making crispy clothes easy to fold

Here in the UK, it is always wet so to dry clothes we put in on heating which dry it but makes the clothes crispy, which in turn makes them hard to fold. I want to know how to fold as it’s very hard ...
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How to make your shirt shorter without sewing anything?

I have a shirt that's too long, but I have no time to sew it or bring it to a shop. I don't like tucking it in, because it doesn't look nice. How do I make it shorter without cutting anything, and ...
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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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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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What is the best solution for ring-around-the-collar stains?

Collar stains tend to be the first major sign of wear on men's dress shirts. Are there preventative measures I can take? What about reliable techniques once the stain has appeared?
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Keeping used/dirty clothes in suitcase

While travelling with one bag/suitcase. What is the best way to keep dirty/used clothes in bag along clothes with clean/new clothes.
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How to avoid a cotton sweater to leave cotton on T-shirts?

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. I ...
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How can I avoid itchy skin wearing jumper (sweater) on T-shirt

When the weather isn't too cold and might change during day I wear a jumper/sweater on a T-shirt, my arms get really irritated. I heard this is what happens coz wool in the sweater irritate the skin. ...
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It is very difficult to iron the clothes

It is very difficult to iron my clothes. This is my iron. Whenever I use the iron, the cloth sticks to it, what should I do?
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How do you remember which shirt you wore on the previous date?

When I start dating someone, I want to wear my best shirt (or one of my favorites) on each date. The problem is that that could lead to me wearing the same outfit each time. Is there a low effort way ...
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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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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 fix shiny cuff from iron

For some reason my shirt has been ruined by the following shiny patch on my cuff. Same can be seen on shirt back. First I do not understand why it happen and how to fix it?
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stuck drawstrings [duplicate]

so i have this drawstring sweater, and i kinda tied the strings together and now they wont come undone. they also have little knots at the end, making it almost impossible to untie the knot. this is ...
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How to get rid of this from wool coat

I have a wool coat. I love it but it attract a lot fluff and this thing (as shown in picture). How can I make so the coat doesn’t attract it and how can I clean the coat as well? As it make me look ...
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Can I dye a sports bra to get rid of writing on the band

I I just bought a very cute sports bra from Fashion Nova. However it has white lettering that says “selfie” on it which I dislike highly. Can I dye the white lettering so that I can’t see it or ...
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Leather coat scuffed marks removal and maintnance

I have an old leather coat which over the years is getting more and more scuffed: the black is fading but the leather is still okay underneath. How can I get it back to a (more or less) pristine ...
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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 keep shirt tucked in while skiing?

When I go skiing I usually wear a two-part ski suit. I do not have any special ski underwear. I often face the problem that the shirt that I wear underneath slips out of the pants because of large ...
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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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