IT is sew annoying when your clothes become unwearable.
Especially when you consider we spend an average £1,042 a year on our wardrobes, according to a survey by Ariel.
But if you have got a greying black T-shirt or stained boots, I know a few quick fixes that will help save them and your bank balance . . .
SHOE CLEVER: Get rid of water marks on leather boots by dipping a toothbrush in white vinegar and gently rubbing it over stains. Buff scuffs from suede shoes with a nail file and fix marks on patent shoes with a dab of Vaseline on a cotton bud.
HOT FUZZ: There is no need to throw away bobbly jumpers. Instead, remove them with a sharp disposable razor. Lay the garment on a flat surface, pull the fabric tight to make sure you don’t cut through it and carefully shave upwards in small strokes.
TO DYE FOR: Rescue faded black clothes with fabric dye. Dylon’s Intense Black dye has great reviews and is just £3 at Wilko. Much less than a new top, skirt or pair of jeans.
STAIN, STAIN, GO AWAY: Get rid of unsightly armpit stains by scrubbing them with lemon juice or baking soda. Rub tougher marks with a paste made of baking soda and water, let it sit for a few minutes, rinse it off and wash.
NOT A SHAM: Shrunk something in the wash? Add a cap of baby shampoo to a tub of lukewarm water, soak the item for 30 minutes and gently stretch it with your fingers. Next, remove it and carefully squeeze out excess water. Continue to stretch it out as it lies out to dry.
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IF you are after a city break, try a two-three-night Venice trip, with prosecco and flights. Starts at £79pp on Wowcher, usually £136.97pp.
A DOZEN Birds Eye Chicken Dippers are 98p at Asda, down from £1.65. Perfect with chips for the kids’ tea tonight.
Reader’s saving tip
SHIRLEY CHEN, from Leeds, says: “Buy discounted good quality winter coats for the kids now to wear at the end of the year.”
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INSTEAD of paying £4.15 for a 739ml bottle of Method lemon & ginger floor cleaner at Waitrose, get Tesco’s own brand citrus floor cleaner for £1 for a litre.
SAVE: £3.15, and get 261ml more fluid
Shop and save
THE Lego City fire station is reduced to £30, down from £48 at B&M.
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