9 Household Items that Fix Damaged Clothes

Lipstick on your shirt? Armpit stains? Funky smelling clothes? Here’s the guide every fashionista needs to fix damaged clothes and more.

Get rid of tough stains, smells and damaged clothes with these products, you probably already have at home.

1. Erase unsightly armpit stains with lemon juice or hydrogen peroxide.

Scrub out the stains with a mixture of lemon juice and water. For tough armpit stains, pour hydrogen peroxide directly onto the stain, let it sit for a few minutes, and then rinse it off before throwing it in the wash.

2. Use hairspray to remove a lipstick stain.

Spray the fabric (make sure it’s not dry-clean only) with hairspray, and let it sit for a few minutes. Dab the stain, and then toss it in the washer.

3. Nail polish for loose buttons or to stop a run in your tights.

Paint clear nail polish over a loose button thread to temporarily stop it from unraveling. Also great to use to stop a run in your tights.

4. Clean stubborn dirt off suede shoes with a nail file.

Just buff it right out.

5. Scrub off water stains on leather boots with a soft toothbrush and vinegar.

If your boots are ruined from water, snow, salt, or all of the above, dip a soft-bristled toothbrush in white vinegar and gently rub to remove the stain.

6. Mend dull or scratched leather shoes with moisturizer.

If you don’t have shoe polish, grab a towel and rub your shoes with a bit of moisturizer to bring them back to life.

7. Get those patent shoes shining again with a little windex.
Wet a cloth with Windex and wipe down the entire surface of the shoe. Apply pressure to remove any difficult stains, dust and grime to reveal the surface’s natural shine.

8. Remove odors by putting them in the freezer.
Yup! Go on and freeze your clothes. The freezer will kill all odor-causing bacteria.

9. Use baby powder or corn starch to remove oil stains.
Cover grease or oil stain generously with baby powder. After a minute remove the baby powder with a paper towel, dab some grease-fighting dish detergent and then rinse it off before throwing it in the wash.