6 Genius Hacks for Fixing Damaged Clothes  

Wait! Don’t give up on that gum-stained shirt just yet. Some of your damaged (or strongly stinky) clothes can still be fixed with simple home remedies. From shedding sweaters to stained and stinky jeans and shirts, we’ll give you solutions to some of the most common clothing problems.


  1. Stinky Jeans

Toss your jeans in a large Ziploc bag and place them in the freezer overnight to remove bad odour. The freezing environment kills the odour-causing bacteria. And by doing so, you save your jeans from fading due to over-washing.

  1. Shedding Sweaters

If you have wool or cashmere sweater that doesn’t step shedding, you can again place it in a Ziploc bag and store them in the freezer overnight before using them. It freezes the material and keeps the wool strands to cling closely together.

  1. Smelly Shirt

If your shirt smells and you don’t have enough time to re-wash it, a few sprits of vodka would work just fine. The alcohol in the vodka will eliminate the bacteria that cause the strong, lingering smell on your shirt.

Man in Sweaty Shirt Holding Nose

  1. Foundation Stains on Shirt

When taking off your shirt accidentally smudged your make up and stained your shirt’s collar, apply a dollop of shaving cream on the area before washing it. The shaving cream serves as a pre-treatment and makes stain removal much easier later on.

  1. Deo Stains on Shirt

Are you always bothered with the unsightly stains on your shirt’s armpit areas? Well, worry no more! You can scrub out that yellowish stains with the use of lemon-juice-and-water solution. For tougher deo stains, a paste of water and baking soda should do the trick. Rub the area with the paste and let it sit for a couple of minutes before rinsing and throwing it in the wash.

  1. Water Stains on Leather Boots

If stubborn water stains dull your leather boots, make it look nice and new again with the use of vinegar. Scrub off the stain by brushing your boots with soft-bristled toothbrush dipped in white vinegar. Same thing with leathers ruined from snow and salt. Dip soft toothbrush in vinegar and gently rub them on stains.

The next time you find your favourite outfits damaged or looking too dull to wear, don’t just toss them into the trash. Breathe new life into them with these quick and easy fashion repair hacks.