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Keeping Cat Hair Off Black ClothingI bought a pair of Cabin Creek brand black pants (elastic waist "leggings" with flared legs) that were supposed to be jeans. They are 96% cotton and 4% spandex, and they attract EVERYTHING: cat hair, dust, lint, etc.

 

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Leather vs. Plastic or Vinyl Shoes and PursesReal leather shoes and bags wear better in the long run, and can be polished and waxed. BUT in the rain (or the snow), PLASTIC or vinyl has the benefit of not being ruined by water.

 

Man ironing women's skirt as she is trying to walk away

Preventing Static Cling in ClothingThis page is about preventing static cling in clothing. Static cling can be a nuisance especially when there is low humidity.

 

Keeping Shoelaces Tied

Keeping Shoelaces TiedThis is a page about keeping shoelaces tied. Keeping shoelaces tied can be daunting especially for children.

 

Generic Shoe Insoles

Cutting Insoles for ShoesThis is a page about cutting insoles for shoes. If you need extra support or are just looking for more comfort, shoe insoles can really help. Most come in generic sizes and will need to be cut down to fit your shoes size.

 

Pantyhose with a run in them.

Extending the Life of PantyhosePantyhose can be a costly part your clothing budget. They are prone to snags and runs, but that does not mean you should discard them. This is a page about extending the life of pantyhose.

 

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How to Keep Your Shoe Tongue From SlidingWhen the tongue of your shoe keeps sliding around it can become uncomfortable. Try this simple remedy to eliminate the problem. This is a page about how to keep your shoe tongue from sliding.

 

Colorful clothing in a washing machine.

Setting Colors in Clothing So They Don't BleedSome types and colors of clothing dye are more likely to bleed in the wash. There are some products you can use to prevent bleeding. This is a page about setting colors in clothing so they don't bleed.

 

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Wear Panties over HoseIf you wear nylons or leggings or tights, you know how they bag in the crotch, or creep down and your legs look all wrinkly? Wear a pair of panties over the top of them.

 

Storing Antique

Storing Antique ClothingThis is a page about storing antique clothing. Old clothing can be very fragile. It can be susceptible to insects if not stored properly.

 

Woman Sleeping

Saving Money on SleepwearThis is a page about saving money on sleepwear. The important thing about what you wear to bed at night is how comfortable it is.

 

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Sole of Pantyhose Wearing OutDoes anyone know how to prevent the pantyhose sole from wearing out when wearing heels/shoes?

 

Feet and Legs in Pantyhose

Saving Money on PantyhoseThis page is about saving money on pantyhose. When you need to wear pantyhose often, they can take quite a bite out of your budget.

 

woman wearing nylons

Making Nylons Last LongerThis page is about making nylons last longer. It can be expensive to buy nylon hosiery so we want it to last as long as we can.

 

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Use Rings As A Scarf SlideWhenever I have rings that are too small for me or that I don't wear any longer, I use them on a scarf. I simply put the scarf on and slide both sides of the scarf through the ring then tie a knot.

 

Front of a wrinkled shirt.

Preventing Wrinkled ClothingThis is a page about preventing wrinkled clothing. Hate ironing? Although it is not always possible to keep clothes absolutely wrinkle free there are a number of methods you can use to prevent most wrinkling and keep that iron on the shelf.

 

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Elastic Hem for Long PantsTrack suit slacks are made so the leg ankles nearly always drag on the ground causing wear and tear.

 

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Hang Dry Lycra ItemsDon't dry items with elastic or lycra bone dry in the dryer. They will last so much longer if they don't spend much time in the dryer. Things like jeans and tops benefit from a few minutes in the dryer to relax wrinkles; underwear can be hung straight from the washer.

 

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Heated Insoles From Sun DeflectorsMake heated insoles for your shoes from either new or used car window sun deflectors. They're the ones that pop open to block the sun's heat from making the car interior too warm.

 

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Vinegar and Water to Remove Odors From ClothingUse a solution of 50/50 water and white distilled vinegar to spray a mist on synthetic fibers that smell "odd" even after they have been laundered. Repeat if necessary. It may take two or three mists to get the desired effect. Allow the garment to dry after each spray mist

 

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Air Dry Jeans To Prevent ShrinkingTo keep tight jeans from getting tighter by keeping them out of the dryer, spread them out to dry flat or stretch between two coated hangers.

 

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Add Longer Sleeves To Summer DressesMy Rabbi's pre-school daughter attends a non-religious school. For religious reasons, she must wear 3/4 or long sleeves and winter outfits are simply too warm to wear in the summer. To remedy the situation, I collect light weight long sleeved shirts from our local freecycle and re-use it.

 

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Soap Wrappers for Scented ClothesDon't throw away your scented soap wrappers. Put them in your clothes to keep them deliciously fragrant. It helps keep away moths too!

 

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Use Thrift Store Mini Skirts as Bargain Belly BandsI wear a stretchy mini skirt around my middle underneath my clothes! I liked the idea of wearing a 'body' under my clothes but they would need washing everyday like regular underwear. They are expensive too.

 

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Keeping Clothes from Getting WrinkledLooking for a way to keep your hanging clothes from getting wrinkled? I have the solution. And best of all it's easy and it's free.

 

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Use Dresses for Shirts on Growing GirlsWhen my daughter's dresses are too short to wear, instead of giving them away, I sometimes use the dress as a very cute and frilly shirt paired with nice leggings or even jeans.

 

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Layer a Cropped Turtleneck Under BlousesMany times I find that I need something to fill in the neckline of a blouse or sweater, but don't want the bulk of a turtleneck shirt under it. Dickies sometimes do the trick, but I have found a better solution.

 

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Storing Knee High Boots Upright I just came across this great idea: roll a magazine up and insert it into the boot for storage. This way, the leather doesn't slouch down and get wrinkle marks. Easy, cheap, and it works!

 

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Freeze Your Panty HoseWhen you buy new pantyhose, if you will put them into the freezer for 24 hours, before using them, they will last a lot longer.

 

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Use Elastic Bands To Keep Clothes From SlippingTo prevent silky tops, blouses etc. from slipping off coathangers, wrap thick elastic bands tightly around the ends.

 

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Saving on Clothing - Be Willing to Do Minor RepairsWant nice stuff cheap? Be willing to do minor repairs! Just got 2 pairs of summer shoes new/practically new for $2 each at a sale at the Salvation Army (they have sales, too) - Why were they there? - One pair of moccasins had to have the lace re-threaded and the other had tiny bleach spots, which I easily filled in with my all purpose marker set! (I have also gotten great deals on clothing with simple ripped seams, lacking buttons, etc.!)

 

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Emergency Waterproof ShoesIf you don't have waterproof shoes and you want to go out this winter and have dry feet, simply slip on a plastic bag over socks before putting on your shoes or boots. One gallon freezer bags are good for this.

 

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Pantiliners As Shoe InnersolesWhile helping put together a rummage sale, we came across a pair of ladies high heeled shoes. We cleaned the shoes of any paper, so the possible buyer could easily slip the shoes on checking for comfort.

 

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Don't Throw Your Clothes Away Until...Don't Throw Your Clothes Away Until. I'm very much a believer in recycling. Most of my clothing comes from thrift shops in the first place, then I regularly pass them on to the Diabetes clothing crew for further recycling. . .

 

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Prevent Baggy KneesTo keep slacks from becoming baggy at the knees put an 8 inch piece of lining fabric on the inside from one seam to the next...

 

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Makeshift Shoe HornCan't find your shoe horn? Just use a large metal spoon. Works like a charm.

 

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Caring for Nice ShoesTips for taking care of nice shoes. Post your ideas.

 

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Update Old Clothing with AccessoriesIf you are tired of your old clothes, you don't always have to buy more. The key word is accessorize. Scarves, Belts, Hats, etc. can instantly update an old outfit and make it look new again.

 

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Wearing Red When You Eat Tomato SauceI like to wear a red shirt if I'm eating tomato sauce in case it splatters you'll never notice it.

 

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Saving on Clothing for Adults and ChildrenI wanted to share some things I have done in the past and still do today for saving money on clothing for both children and adults. Clothing, along with everything else, is so expensive.

 

Resizing Hat

Resizing a Large HatHere is a great way to make a large hat smaller.

 

Hat and Mittens

Saving Money On Winter ClothingChristmas is over and we have several weeks more of cold wintry weather. Here are ideas for saving money on warm winter clothes as suggested by the ThriftyFun community Post your own tips here.

 

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Keeping Bra Straps From SlippingHow do I keep bra straps from sliding off my shoulders?

 

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Protecting My Swimsuit From ChlorineDoes anyone have a method for keeping the chlorine from eating away at the fabric of your swim suit? I recently started swimming as a past-time and in a few short months, my suit has begun to shred, even though I wash it in my machine at home after swimming.

 

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Setting the Dye In New ClothesHow do I set the dye for my new pants that are blue? A friend bought the same outfit and said when she rinsed the pants there was alot of color in the water. Should I do the top also, it is shaded in blue colors?

 

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Softening Stiff Blue JeansHow to soften stiff blue jeans? I bought some new Levi's and they could stand on their own! I've tried washing them several times, but they are still stiff as a board... fabric softener doesn't help

 

Solution for Shoes that SlipI just bought a delish pair of leopard print slingbacks. There are two problems. The first is that I made the error of trying them on with athletic socks, so I didn't realize that without that thick cotton, my foot slides forward. Which means that my toes hang off the front, looking like the shoes don't fit.

 

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