16 genius tricks to fix stained or ruined clothes

1. Try not to over wash your jeans as they will fade and wear out. Simply throw your jeans in a plastic bag and place them in the freezer at night to remove bad odors.The freezer will kill most of the odor-causing bacteria. Only wash your jeans if they are actually stained.

2. Spray a tiny amount of vodka on your clothes to eliminate strong odors. If you don’t have time to wash a shirt before wearing it again but it has a strong (bad) door, just spray on some vodka and let it dry. The alcohol will kill odor-causing bacteria. Gotta love vodka.

3. Transform dull or scratched leather shoes with body moisturiser or coconut oil. If you don’t have shoe polish, grab a towel and carefully rub your shoes with a bit of lotion or coconut oil to bring them back to life.

4. Remove red wine stains with white wine. Soak the spot in white wine for a few minutes to pretreat the stain before washing.

5. Pour a little bit of baking soda inside your smelly sneakers after a workout to soak up the sweat and eliminate odor. Baking soda has so many incredible uses – google them!

6. Got a foundation stain on your collar or blouse? then reach for the shaving cream. Just wipe a spot of shaving cream on the spot to pretreat it before tossing it in the wash.

7. Stop your sweaters from shedding by sticking them in the freezer overnight. If you have a cashmere or wool sweater that won’t stop shedding, toss it in the freezer before each wear.

8. Clean stubborn dirt off suede shoes with a nail file. Use the nail file to buff out the stain.

9. Got a loose button? Paint some clear nail polish over a loose button thread to temporarily stop it from unraveling.

10.  While on the topic of clear nail polish, you can also use it to stop a run in your tights or stockings.

11. Get rid of armpit stains on your garments with lemon juice or baking soda. Scrub out the stains with a mixture of lemon juice and water. For tough armpit stains, try rubbing a paste of baking soda and water on the stain, letting it sit for a few minutes, and then rinsing it off before throwing it in the wash.

12. Use hairspray to remove a lipstick stain. Spray the fabric (make sure it’s not dry-clean only) with hairspray, and let it sit for a few minutes. Dab the stain, and then toss it in the washer.

13. Remove deodorant marks with the foam cover of a dry clean hanger. That’s right! that what seems a useless piece of foam, take it off the hangar and rub carefully on the deodorant stain.

14. Fix a scuff on a pair of patent leather shoes with a cotton swab and some petroleum jelly. Then use some Windex glass cleaner to polish up your patent kicks. It’ll make them sparkle like new.

15. Got a zipper that’s stuck or won’t budget? then try dab it with a cotton swab and some petroleum jelly. It will help lubricate the zipper track and get it moving again.

16. Remove water stains on leather boots with a soft toothbrush and vinegar. If your boots are ruined from water, snow, salt, or all of the above, dip a soft-bristled toothbrush in white vinegar and gently rub to remove the stain. Vinegar has hundreds of magical uses also, google it!


I hope these tips and tricks will help you out!