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Pantyhose can be expensive and nothing makes me any madder than to poke my finger through a pair when putting them on for the first time. To avoid this, put on a pair of dishwashing gloves. They grip well enough that you can place your hands against the lower part of your leg and pull your hose up without having to grab them with your fingers and causing a hole or run.
By Momof1 from Wilkesboro, NC
When I open a new package, I put the pantyhose immediately in the freezer overnight which sets the mesh and resists snags and tears. When removed and warmed to room temperature, I spray the pantyhose lightly with hairspray. This puts a double-setting on the mesh and ensures that you will get full use out of your pantyhose.
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Before wearing pantyhose for the first time, put them in the freezer overnight. First get the pantyhose wet, gently ring them out put them in the freezer overnight. Once frozen, pull them out slowly and hang to them to dry. Why does it work? I have no idea, but this tip has been around for ages and people swear by. You can also spray pantyhose lightly with a spray starch to help prevent runs.
If you are one of those style conscious girls who still enjoys wearing full fashioned hosiery, this tip is for you. The tip could be for most ladies, as older styles do have a tendency to return periodically.
So, you found a long 'run' in your last pair of stockings, you're strapped for cash, and you don't have time to dash out to Macy's, anyway. Well, here is the absolutely most frugal way around your dilemma:
Give your (steady handed) hubby your eyebrow pencil and then stand on a low stool. Have him draw a very neat line on each leg from back center of your upper thigh, straight down to your ankle. Shades of Betty Boop! From a rear view, everyone will wonder how you keep your seams so straight. (Do note that this tip works best for faking sheers and is not intended for a fishnet illusion).
Many a frugal minded lady used this money saving technique during WW2 when there was a shortage of nylons due to the fact most nylon had been diverted for use in the manufacturing of parachutes for our airborne troops.
My next tip will be for ordinary items found around the house that can be used as a rat for your pompadour hair do. Why spend 29¢ at Woolworth's when you can make your own?
23 skidoo, Y'all!
Pantyhose 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.