Quick Fixes for Clothes in Emergencies

Everyday Life of People is becoming quite hectic and complex and during those times, Rips, snags and stains happen to all of us. And there is nothing more embarrassing than ripping the seat of your pants or finding wrinkles on your clothes in public—especially during a big presentation, interview or date! Fortunately, now there are quick fixes for most of them. Here are 10 common fashion emergencies and how to save face—and your clothes!

Stains.   For stains caused by deodorant or antiperspirants, a quick fix involves vigorously rubbing a separate section of the same fabric over the stained area. That will disperse the stain, eradicating those pesky white streaks. Remove white marks and deodorant build-up completely by pre-treating the stain with detergent and soaking it in warm water containing Shower Detergent solution. Wash according to the care label and wash care instruction.

Wrinkles.   If a particularly irksome wrinkle pops up when you’re away from an iron, gently dab the area with a damp (not soaking wet!) cloth or paper towel and then drying it with a hair dryer or hand dryer should smooth it out.

Static cling.   Your clothes are a part of you, figuratively speaking. But when your clothes actually cling to you, thanks to static electricity in the air, it’s time to separate yourself a little. To get rid of the cling, try spritzing a little hairspray on the affected area and flaring the fabric to release it from your body. If you don’t have hairspray, a light misting of water can serve as a temporary fix.

Pilling sweaters.    To remove the fibers balls coming out of your favorite sweater, take off your sweater and lay it on a flat surface. Go over it gently with a pumice stone or fruit zester to loosen and remove the pills. And remember that hand washing and air-drying your sweaters is the best way to prevent further pilling.

NO TIME FOR IRON you do not need iron to make your clothes wrinkle free. Hang your clothes in the bathroom while you take a hot shower. The steam acts on it and removes wrinkles.

Fabric tears.   Cello tape also works for some fabric tears, but for unsightly seam rips, staples are a better bet. Excuse yourself to the bathroom for a minute (surreptitiously taking a stapler with you) and remove the garment. Pinch the torn fabric together at the seam toward the inside of the garment and staple a few times, making sure there are no sharp ends sticking out. Gently put the garment back on and carry on carefully with your day.

Missing button.  A button will pop off now and then from our clothes. For a quick fix, locate a twist-tie or small piece of pliable wire (maybe like a u-pin) and thread it through two holes in your button. Pull the two ends of the wire together on the other side and stick them through the buttonhole in your garment. Twist them together and pull the ends away from each other. Set them against the inside of your garment with some Cello tape to keep them in place and avoid scratching yourself.