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Life can be difficult from the get-go. We’re all constantly looking for ways to help make our lives easier, especially when it comes to the world of fashion. From maintaining your favorite worn out handbag to getting rid of those deodorant stains on the side of your dress, there is a cure for just about every fashion disaster that could add stress to your life.

A word to the wise: why not adopt a few style tricks into your everyday lifestyle to make things a bit easier? Here are a few quick and easy fixes to help you always look cool and put together. We know you don’t need any more stress in your life, but more time to relax and enjoy every moment you can. Read on.....

 

1. Running from meeting to meeting can put a lot of pressure on your feet. Taping your two middle toes together shifts the pressure and allows you to wear your heels longer and without the aching.

 

2. If your shoes seem to be a bit too tight, try placing a bag of water inside and putting them in the freezer over night to stretch out. Another way to stretch out your shoes is to cover your feet with socks before putting on the shoes and take a hot blow dryer to them.

 

3. To loosen wrinkles, throw your clothes in the dryer and add ice cubes for a quick press. The moisture loosens the wrinkles and the tumble-dry smoothes them out.

 

4. If you’re out shopping for a new pair of pants, but you’re not in the mood to try them on, wrap the pant waist around your neck for a perfect fit. If the pants wrap around once without overlapping, it’s your size.


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5. When deciding whether or not to get rid of some clothes, try changing the direction of the hanger once you wear it. After a certain period of time, whatever hangers are still in its original direction, those are the clothes you don’t wear. Those are safe to get rid of.

 

6. Break in that stylish new leather jacket you bought by adding water. Wearing it out in the rain might make it easier.
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7.  You want to keep your clothes smelling fresh, but you hate the smell of those old mothballs your grandmother still uses 50 years later. Try cedar wood instead. The oils from the wood repel the adult moths and kill the larvae. You do have to replace them yearly when the oils evaporate, but they smell much better than mothballs.

 

8. Rolling your clothes instead of folding them helps reduce wrinkling. It’s great for packing or storing in your drawer.

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9. To maintain the wear of your jeans, add 1/2 cup of distilled white vinegar to the final rinse cycle.

 

10. To get rid of the old, thrift store smell from your clothes without having to wash them, spray your clothes with 1 part vodka and 2 parts water. For jeans, you can also store them in the freezer in a bag to keep them fresh.

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11. Use rubbing alcohol to remove ink stains. Soap and water can be used as a finish, but the alcohol should get most of it out.

 

12. Fix a jammed zipper by rubbing the teeth with a graphite pencil tip or petroleum jelly.
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13. Petroleum jelly can also be used on a cotton swab to remove a scuff on patent leather shoes.

 

14. Use a nail file to buff the dirt off of suede shoes.
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15. Cover canvas shoes with beeswax and then blow dry to make them waterproof.

 

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