Mrs. Fixit: Clothing Care

February 28, 2009 2:12:41 AM PST
To keep clothes looking their best they need care beyond cleaning, I'll show you.

If your clothes have pilling on the fabric and you don't have one of those fuzz removers, grab a pumice stone. Run the stone in one direction over the pills, it will grab them and gently pull them off the fabric.

No pumice, no problem. Use an emeryboard or the hook side of a piece of velcro to remove those pills. Always work in one direction so that you don't damage the fabric.

If you left a tissue in your pocket and your clothes come out of the wash covered in lint run them through again, and rather than using laundry soap use a cup of white vinegar in it's place, it will release the lint from the fabric and your clothes will look like new again.

If you're dealing with regular lint, try the loop side of the velcro you used for the pills. The soft nap will grab onto the lint.

You could also use a vegetable or fingernail brush to remove that lint.

Some easy ways to keep your clothes looking their best. I'm Mrs. Fixit and its just that simple!