I found this post on the fabulous and celebrity indulgence blog that I love, Handbags & Handguns. I follow Hot Pants on Twitter, get a good laugh and just enjoy staring at the sometimes dreamy pics of R Patz & sometimes embarrassing pics of the likes of L. Lohan. However, when I saw this fab post that was posted I had to share. I promptly DM’ed Hot Pants and asked if I could share these handy tips w/ you guys & luckily for you & me, she obliged. Enjoy & go check Hot Pants out.
I found some cool tips and tricks on MSN so I thought I’d share.
Put tea bags scented with jasmine, mint or vanilla into dresser
drawers to give your clothes a fresh hint of fragrance.
Place crumpled newspaper in wet shoes to help them
preserve their shape and speed up drying.
Sew small pieces of velcro between buttons
to keep your blouse from gaping open.
Use ice cube trays to store jewelry. Stack trays in a
drawer for a multi-tiered alternative jewelry box.
Rub a pencil on both sides of a stuck zipper.
Graphite is an excellent dry lubricant.
Insert dryer sheets in shoes to combat odor. You can also
toss them in hampers, closets and diaper bags.
Run a threaded needle through a dryer sheet before you
begin sewing to prevent thread from tangling.
Rub the long side of a wire hanger over
clothes to reduce static cling.
Spray starch on canvas or nylon sneakers
before wearing them to repel dirt.
An emery board can remove small stains from suede. Gently
rub the file a few times across to buff away blemishes.
Ever have a hard time ironing between the buttons of your shirt? Use a
straightening iron. It works on collar creases and minor wrinkles too.
Baby powder prevents sweat stains on white shirts. Sprinkle a
little powder on the underarms and collar before ironing.
Protect nice shoes when travling by
slipping them into a pair of socks.
Clear nail polish will keep a loose
eyeglass screw in place.
If the screw’s already gone missing, replace it
with an earring for a temporary fix.
Use baby wipes to get deodorant
off of your clothes.
Drop a few capfuls of white vinegar in during the
rinse cycle to keep wool sweaters fluffy.
Swiffer sheets do wonders
to clean leather shoes.
Coat your shoelaces where you loop and knot them with
lip balm to keep them from coming undone.
Don’t say I never taught you anything.