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DIY: Make An Old Sweater Look Like New!

Katie.Femia

I can’t tell you how many times I have thrown a sweater into the donate pile, or passed up on a really cozy one at a thrift or yard sale because it was too “pilly.” You know what I mean, those little balls of fuzzy fabric that cover every inch of an otherwise attractive garment. It makes sweaters, tee shirts and blankets look well-loved and like they’ve gone through the washing machine one too many times.

I have tried all sorts of fuzz busters—battery powered shavers and expensive detergents—but nothing seemed to work. A friend was recently showing off her newly decorated laundry room. I was surprised by the couple of razors sitting next to her detergent.

“Razors?” I asked. “What do you use those for?”

Her answer was simple…To shave her sweaters! A simple shaving razor makes fuzzy sweaters and tee shirts look like new. Even the least expensive razors will work (just avoid the ones with moisturizing strips).

Run the razor carefully over the sweater lightly in a vertical direction. Watch as all of the fuzz comes right off into small piles. When done, just throw the fuzz away!

Include razors on the laundry room stockpile list!

Thanks, Mommysavers

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