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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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How to remove engine oil stain from clothes?

My new dress is contaminated because of engine oil stain and I try a lot of things to remove that stain like kerosene oil. So tell me how to remove that stains?
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Alternative to an electric iron?

I often go to a location where there is no electricity. When I need to press my clothes, I have no idea of an alternative method. I also often face this problem in my city because of loadshedding. ...
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How to remove color dye stain from colored clothes?

Mostly the dye stains are removed by bleaches which include chlorine that removes the stain. But this only works with white clothes because it damages colored clothes. How can I remove colored dye ...
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How can I save my season dresses properly without any wardrobe and box?

I live in a little room don't have enough space for any wardrobe and box for saving clothes. I face difficulty when season off and I did not save my season dresses properly. So I waste a huge ...
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How to unshrink quilted jacket?

I am talking about a jacket like this: What I did is wash the jacket in the washing machine at 40°C and now the filling in the individual "chambers", holding the padding are not padded any more, ...
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How can I quickly remove tea stain from clothes

Most of the times it happens to me that whenever I am in hurry tea fall on my clothes and I could not find other way instead of washing but it do not not remove this.Is there any thing that can ...
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How can I tight jeans without stitching it?

As some of my jeans are loosed and I have to tight all these so I Can wear these again. Is there any other way to tight jeans except stitching?
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How can I manage to place all my things in a small suit case

I usually carry useful things while travelling but I cannot manage to place all my things like clothes,shoes,and accessories.Is there any effective way to put all these things in a small suit case?
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How to remove paint spot from clothes?

My house was renovating a few days ago. I forgot that the gate of my house was recently painted. I passed by the gate and my shirt was ruined with wet paint which was not remove after washing. I tried ...
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How do I keep my cashmere scarf from unraveling?

I just bought a cashmere scarf, which I really like. However, even out of the box, I think it will unravel at the edges. Is there a good way to stop this from happening? Should I just be super careful ...
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How to remove kapoor smell from clothes? Is smelling kapoor is dangerous?

During the summers when we do not need warm woolens, or during the winters when we do not need light cotton clothes, we have to store them away till we can use them later. We put kapoor pill in it but ...
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How to get rid of dry marker stains from your clothes

I have ruined so many good clothing it is really bothering me. I have tried https://home.howstuffworks.com/home-improvement/household-hints-tips/cleaning-organizing/how-to-get-dry-erase-marker-out-...
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What is the best way to get burdock sticker pieces out of clothing?

I went mushroom hunting last weekend, and my flannel shirt got full of burdock sticker pieces. How do I effectively remove all the burdock seed pieces? Should I wash them with the seed pieces in it ...
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Spastic cerebral palsy: Tools to help wearing pants

I have spastic cerebral palsy, I walk on walker or walking sticks, Botox and STR treatments are too expensive in my country, my family refuses to let me take relaxants and neural medians because I ...
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Which chemical is used in hospitals to clean blood stains from bed sheets?

few days back i went to the hospital to meet my relative and i saw many blood soaked bed sheets and I wondered which chemical is used in hospitals to clean blood stains from bed sheets? I googled it ...
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Sweat absorbing ways to improve cosmetic appearances of garments

I live in a country where the average monthly temperature is around 29 degrees and it is very humid here. In addition I belong to the group of people who perspire more than average, just leaving the ...
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How do I stop the collars on my collared shirts from twisting?

After every wash/dry, the collars on my collared shirts often start to twist in a weird way. Here’s an old shirt showing a crap ton of twisting: which I haven’t been able to permanently remove fully ...
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How do I find a casual wear tailor?

I'm incredibly frustrated at clothes shopping and finding it impossible to find anything to replace my worn out clothes. I'm at the point where I'd happily pay to get measured and have something made ...
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How to stop a commercially manufactured garment’s dye from bleeding out?

So, I have an odd dilemma with two pieces of clothing I own: Vintage 1982 dark green 100% cotton Atari promotional Centipede t-shirt. Modern 2018 dark blue 100% cotton denim button down shirt from ...
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How to store organized multiple belts?

How can I store multiple belts in an organized way in my drawer/closet? They're from different types/materials, and some different buckles. I don't mind about the speed much, since usually I'm using ...
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How to Remove rancid smells from clothes closet

My husband canned bacon several years ago and unbeknownst to me placed 6 quart size jars of this on the top shelf of our shared closet and basically forgot about them. Today when I walked into the ...
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How to store clothes to suit frequent movings?

My current lifestyle requires moving homes frequently. While I don’t own too many things, I am not a minimalist and I do have lots of clothes and equipment needed for different (outdoor) activities. ...
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Is there a way to prevent washcloths from getting rough?

Washcloths used for bathing/showers seem to lose their softness and start feeling rough really quickly. And putting them through the wash doesn’t completely restore them. Is there a certain way of ...
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How to comfortably fold socks so that the design of the sock would be outside?

I want to fold the socks so that I will be able to see their outer design and organize them nicely in the drawer. What I'm looking for: That they will be "connected" (not only rolled for example). ...
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What needle and thread to repair backpack strap

I need to repair a ripped seam on my large rucksack by hand. The repair should be strong enough to hold around 20-25kg. What thread is appropriate, and what kind of needle and stitch should be used?
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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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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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How to unwrinkle leather?

I have an old vintage jacket that's been sitting in a box for a long time and there are some pretty serious wrinkles/creases all over the jacket. Is there a way to get out the wrinkles safely without ...
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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 interface puffy coats with gloves in order to avoid exposed skin

I have a puffy coat. The wrist cuffs are simple elastics. I have two pairs of gloves, one of them with a velcro closure and another with a drawstring closure. None of the glove closures are big ...
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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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How do I diagnose a “mystery stain” on a piece of clothing?

I have a pair of pants which I've noticed have a stain somewhere. What I'm seeing is a small ellipse-shaped stain on one of the 'legs' - a darker color than the fabric's original color. The thing it, ...
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How to prevent body odor

I'm not that smelly but I usually get an bad odor on my under arm if I get sweaty.. and also if I forgot to put some deodorant. I take a bath daily. Just my problem is when my underarm get sweat, it ...
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Defusing hook and loop fastener's dangers to other materials

Hook and loop fasteners (hereafter shortened to velcro) are incredibly handy. But it is also dangerous to other material. Especially outdoor clothing is often found to be adorned with many velcro ...
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Tie 350ml liquor bottles to a string or chain?

I'm dressing up for Halloween and my costume requires me to tie a couple of empty 350ml bottles to something I can wear around my neck. They have to be well secured. The bottles look something like ...
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How to make leather sneakers black again, but not shiny?

I have these leather sneakers: They are scuffed now, and in those regions the black has become a grayish worn color. When I wipe these shoes with a damp cloth, they change to a nice black matte ...
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Creases on boxer shorts

How to reduce creasing on classic boxer shorts? I do not mean ironing tips, but how to avoid creases after wearing them for a day. Especially when wearing them under some thin cloth (like suits), ...
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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 ...