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

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How to differentiate between natural and synthetic fibers quickly?

I'd like to comply with and apply this advice immediately from this comment by user Kopanoak, UNDER the actual news article, but how do I discriminate between these fibres easily, swiftly, and ...
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What are some substitutes for gloves?

I sometimes have to grab thorny or other rough objects that tear my hands up. I usually try to carry work gloves (just a example), but I don't always carry them and those are expensive. Other things I ...
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Keep from Wearing Holes in the Toes of My Dress Socks

Ok, so I've searched, and searched, but I'm not getting a satisfactory answer to how I can keep from wearing holes in the toes of my dress socks. Some say to keep your toenails trimmed, others say ...
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How to stop red marks from wearing ballerina shoes?

Above is a picture of what the shoes look like. The back part of these shoes have hurt my ankle many times and left a red area that I don't know how to heal. Is there a way to prevent these marks ...
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How do I avoid wrinkles in dress pants placed on a hanger?

I am constantly using dress pants for work or other events. I iron these pants in advance, and sometimes, they ended up with a wrinkle because of the hanger's curvature. Is there any type of hack that ...
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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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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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How to quickly remove stains made of semen from clothes

Maybe some of you have had the bad experience to get semen stains on your clothes after having a sexual intercourse with your partner in a public place (for example at a party, in the office, in your ...
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How to quickly dry the thermals in winters without squeezing or hanging them?

The tags on thermals say: Do not squeeze. Do not hang. So, what would be the quickest way to dry them during winters? I do not have a dryer.
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How do I prevent my shirt sleeves from twisting in the washer?

I like to wear a suit, and of course, a reasonably formal shirt goes with it. Years ago, this meant ironing the shirts by hand, but these days non-iron shirts are pretty good. However, with non-iron ...
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How to Pack Dress Shirts / Clothes for Travel

Of course around the holidays, lots of people travel. I'm looking for an efficient way to pack my dress shirts so they won't wrinkle and look like a mess when I get them out later. And since I'd like ...
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How can I stop dress shirts from billowing in the back/on the sides? [duplicate]

I've noticed that around a couple hours after I tuck in my dress shirt to my suit, the sides and back will begin to puff out. And even when I tuck in the sides, the back will have a lot of excess ...
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What's a better way to put clothes in a drawer?

Usually I fold my clothes and then stack them according to their type. The result looks something like the following: source But this doesn't really work very well, as it's more difficult than I'd ...
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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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How do I repair a popped button when not at home?

I'm at work and a button pops off of my oxford shirt. I don't have a sewing kit with me (because I'm at work) and I don't want to look like I'm a slob or homeless. How do I fix the button back on ...
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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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My pants are falling off!

I have some pairs of sweatpants and shorts that have either one side of the string outside the loop, or the whole string is out of the pants all together. This can be a major issue because I either ...
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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 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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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 to remove mould (fungus) from clothes?

I had left some wet clothes in a damp place for somever days due to my carelessness. The clothes have now developed black mould. Washing clothes with detergent simply does not help. What is the way ...
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Remove expansion foam from clothes

As an occasional user of expansion foam, I know that it gets on my clothing quite often. When removed ASAP it does not really leave a mark, but if you wait for a bit it can stain your clothes, and ...
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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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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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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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