Don’t let hanger dimples or dull jewelry ruin your day. HomeandGardenDesignIdeas has the quick fixes you need to set your clothing straight.
When Your Cuffs are Stretched Out
When the cuffs on the sleeve of your favorite wool or cotton knit go slack, you can tighten them up, at least temporarily. There are two ways to accomplish this feat. The first is to dampen the cuffs with hot water and then use a blow dryer’s heat to shrink the cuffs in place. An easier, although sometimes less successful strategy, is to run a hot iron along the cuffs to contract them back into place.
When Your Shirt Has Hanger Dimples
Those bumps at the shoulders from being hung on a hanger can ruin the look of a shirt or sweater. In the future, fold these items, or hang them on padded hangers. For an emergency fix, lay the item flat and use your steam iron to give it a blast of steam, then smooth the fabric. Running late? Lay the piece flat on a towel in the bathroom while you take your shower, allowing the steam in the room to do the fix.
When Yellow Perspiration Stains Are a Problem
White and light colored clothing can show off yellow perspiration stains, ruining the garment for use. To help them fade, use a three percent peroxide solution on the stain, and then use your washing machine to launder the item in warm water. Dry clean only items should be taken to the dry cleaner, of course. Be sure to point out the stains when you drop it off.
When Your Hosiery Has a Run
The tried and true method of stopping a run in your stocking is to dab it with a little bit of clear nail polish. Make sure to carefully pull the hosiery away from your leg to apply and allow it to dry before you let go.
When Your Jewelry Looks Dull
To brighten jewelry in just a few minutes, add some water and dishwashing soap to your sink. Take a clean toothbrush and dip it in the water, then use the brush to scrub your jewelry until it shines. Rinse your pieces, then blot with a soft lint-free cloth, such as a chamois. Alternatively, air dry the pieces.
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